What is the summary of caged bird?
The poem describes the opposing experiences between two birds: one bird is able to live in nature as it pleases, while a different caged bird suffers in captivity. Due to its profound suffering, the caged bird sings, both to cope with its circumstances and to express its own longing for freedom.
How old is Maya in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS is the first volume in poet Maya Angelou’s autobiography. In this book, Marguerite (nicknamed Maya) and her brother, Bailey Jr., are sent to Stamps, AK, to live with their grandmother around 1934 when they are 6 and 8 years old, respectively.
Why did Maya finally speak?
“I thought, my voice killed him,” she wrote in her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “I killed that man, because I told his name. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone.” So she simply stopped speaking.
Why did Maya pity Mrs Cullinan?
Summary: Chapter 16 The cook, Miss Glory, a descendant of the slaves once owned by the Cullinans, informs Maya that Mrs. Cullinan could not have children and Maya feels pity for Mrs. Cullinan call Maya “Mary” because “Margaret” is too long. Even worse, Maya notes, her name is Marguerite, not Margaret.
In what ways do you think Marguerite will change as a result of her meetings with Mrs Flowers?
In the excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Marguerite went through many changes as a result of her meetings with Mrs. Flowers. When I say that Marguerite changed, I mean that she became more social, more upbeat, and more expressive. Her shyness became a thing of the past.