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how does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it
the lack of rhyme in poem makes it hard to understand and visualize the events
does the poem rhyme
its a free verse poem there is not rhyming
what is the mood of the poem
when i read the poem it made me feel hopeless because the caged bird is singing all alone and its singing about freedom . it made me feel really devastated
are there any divisions in the poem
yes they are seperated in stanzas , there are 7 stanzas
does the poem use any comparisons of things using the words like or as
there are no comparisons of things with like and as
does the poem campare things without like or as
there is a metaphor in the poem it is on the back of the wind it compares the current of the wind to the back of something
does the poem have personification
the bird is personified 'and dares to claim the sky' it is a human attribute this shows that a free bird shows courage
what is the poem about
its talking about how the caged bird feels and what it wants to do .
why did you select this poem
because i read a lot of poems from the same author and i really like his writing .
do you think the poem has a purpose
the purpose of the poem is to let people know that they should appreciate their freedom .
what does the title tell you about the poem
the title implies that a caged bird wants freedom but all it does is sing
what is your first impression of the poem
it was hard to understand at first but after reading it two more times i started reading between the lines and now i understand it very well.
author has positive or negative attitude
the author has a negative attitude that isnt really clear . It has a sad , hopeless atmosphere .
what was she doing at that time ?
as a young adult she became a poet , writer , performer , nightclub dancer and cast member of the opera
do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with the poem
there was a war protest and death penalty at that time but it had nothing to do with the poem
what happened in that time period
there was a Vietnam war protests with 250,000 marching in Washington there was also a death penalty in the uk.
when was the poem published or written ?
does the author write about certain things from the past ?
i dont know about her other poems but in this poem she lives with her grandmother and maya becomes a mother at the age of 16 in the course of caged bird
does the author write about a person or event from history
yes the author is describing how strength of character can help overcome racism and trauma and that person is her