I know why the caged bird sings (Introduction (Q3: What is your impression…
I know why the caged bird sings
Q3: What is your impression of the poem ?Do you like it?Why or Why not?
I liked this poem because the poet provided a lot f imagery.And I also liked this poem because each stanza talks about free birds and caged birds ,he compared between them so we can imagine.
what is the poem about?( what is the theme or subject of the poem?)
Is a comparison between a free birds and a caged birds.
Tone:Do you think the author has a positive or negative attitude toward the subject?(Or a different feeling toward the subject of the poem?)Explain.
The poet has a negative tone because he is using emotional words about caged birds that makes the reader feel sad about the caged birds .
What does the title tell you about the poem ?
The title implied that the poet knows a lot about birds,and what do they feel when they are caged.
Do you think the poem has a purpose ?What do you think it is ?What do others(experts)think it is?
The poem's purpose shows how free birds are living and how caged birds are living
Why did you select this poem?
I selected this poem because the title was interesting
When was the poem written and/or published?(year)
This poem is published in 1969
What do you know about that time period?
1969 On July 20th one of mans crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words,and creation of the internet.
Does the author write about certain things from the past?
I don't know about her other poems,but in this poem she was living with her grandmother,and she became a mother in the age of 16
Where was the poet living and what was he /she doing (working,going to school,etc).at that time?
She was an actress, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. In 1982, she was named the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University
Does the author write about a person or event from history?explain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim
Do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with this poem?
it had done nothing with the poem.
If yes,how (every line ,every other line?does it follow a particular rhyme scheme?If so,explain
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 poem is not very interesting and boring.Because it doesn't rhyme.The rhyme helps create the sound or movement.The lack of rhyme makes the poem boring.
Does the poem rhyme?
No the poem doesn't rhyme
Are there any divisions in the poem?
Yes there are divisions,but they are not divided equally some are 5,4 or 3 .
Figurative language (simile)
Does the poem compare thing without using like or as ?(metaphors)
In stanza one of Maya Angelou's poem, she uses, firstly, a metaphor in the second line: 'on the back of the wind.' This indirect comparison equates the current created by the wind to the back of something
What is the mood of the poem?
Maya Angelou's poem is about longing--the "caged bird," this animal whose very nature is to fly and to roam, is stolen from him. It is singing for freedom that it doesn't have. So, even more than longing, then, inherent in this poem is the feeling of intense pain and sadness that comes along with longing
does the poem give non-human things human characteristics.
In the first stanza, last line of the stanza which states: 'and dares to claim the sky.' This is clearly a human attribute, for animals (and birds) act on instinct and their actions cannot be deemed a considered option.
After researching and analyzing the poem,has your opinion of the poem changed at all?if so, how?If not,why not
yes,i further understood the meaning of the poem and the purpose of it.
Do you think your classmates would like this poem?
I think that my classmates will not like this poem,as I said that rhyming scheme helps create the sound of movement and makes the poem interesting
Why is this poem relevant today?
This poem is important to let people and animals live free
Ask yourself"so what?" about the poem.what is the point of it ?what do you think the author wrote it ?
Maya wrote this poem to tell us when she was three year-old.Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16.
How will this poem be relevant in the future ?
This poem will be relevant in the future because people will be more conscious
How does this poem inspire the readers?
It inspire readers to think about caged people and how they do not live there free life when they are caged.