The Poetry of Maya Angelou

Choose one of the poems you read in this lesson. Write a paragraph explaining the meaning of the poem completely in your own words. In paragraph form, be sure to answer the following questions:

What is the tone of the poem?
What types of figurative language was used? Provide an example of each.
Part 2: Worth 50 Points
Choose one of the poems from this lesson, and re-write it completely in your own words without changing the meaning. Please make sure your poem is written in the correct format.

Lesson 3.1 The Poetry of Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
The free bird leaps
on the back of the win
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and

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