I know why the caged bird sing (introduction (why did you select this…
I know why the caged bird sing
why did you select this poem?
I selected this poem because I thought it was interesting and full of figurative language
what does the tittle tell you about the poem?
the tittle tells me that the poem is going to talk about why birds sing in cages
what is your first impression of the poem?
I thought the poem was going to be cheerful and happy but it was the opposite it was sad and depressing
what is the poem about? (what is the theme or subject of the poem)
the poem is about a caged bird and why it sings inside the cage to feel free. The theme is that you should not cage living things
tone...you think the author has positive or negative attitude toward the subject?(or a different feeling toward the subject of the poem ?)explain
the tone is negative because it is talking about a caged bird and how he suffers so the bird needs to sing so he can fell a little better Ev"a bird that stalks down his narrow cage ………...his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so e opens his throat to sing" the Author also says that all the bird dreams are gone because he is in a cage "but a caged BIRD stands on the grave of dreams
do you think the poem has a purpose? what do yo think it is? What do other (expert thinks))?
yes to raise awareness about what people use to do
how does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it ? (for example does the rhyming contribute or lack of a rhyme contribute to the meaning or the imagery?
the rhyming in the poem helps the reader visuals the story that the poem is trying to send and it easier to understand figurative language
if yes how every line every other line etc.? Does if follow a particular rhyme scheme? If so explain
it does not rhyme
does the poem rhyme?
the poem does not rhyme
are there any divisions in the poem?(spacing of lines , words, or letters separate stanzas)
the poem has separate stanzas
does the author write about a person or an event form history ? explain
the author writes about a event in history when the African Americans were slaves to the white people
does the author write about certain things from the past
the author is best known for writing about her childhood and early adult experiences. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.tells of her first seventeen years.
when was the poem written and or published
what do you know about that time period
I don't know that much about the time period but what I know that slavery was common
were was the poet living and what was he/she doing(working going to school, etc)at that time
Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
do you think what was going on doring that time period had any thing to do with this poem? explain
yes the poem talks about slavery and why the bird sing to feel free
what is the mood of the poem? Is it happy ,sad, remorseful, etc.? which words contribute to the overall mood?
the over all tone of the poem is sorrowful
figurative language: does the poem use any comparisons og things using the word "like" or "as" (similes)
does the poem compare thing without using like or as ( metaphor? :
does the poem give non human things human characteristics (personification