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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – A Powerful Poem By Maya Angelou

The poem ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou is one of her most powerful poems which describes African American’s struggle for freedom. In this poem the lines ‘his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing’ is constantly repeated, it implies that even while trapped the bird still has hope and will continue to persevere and not give up.

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