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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 1588369250
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Maya Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Joanne M. Braxton
ISBN : 9780195116069
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by the Angelou herself.
Category: Literary Criticism

Maya Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781604131871
Genre : African American authors
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Angelou's story, I know why the caged bird sings. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.
Category: African American authors

Maya Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791075623
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.6 MB
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Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

Author : Imelda Pilgrim
ISBN : 0582368316
Genre : American literature
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This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels. Reading Level: 4-8 Interest Level: 6-12
Category: American literature

Maya Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Anita Price Davis
ISBN : 0878919562
Genre : Literary Criticism
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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's Othello The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Othello and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.
Category: Literary Criticism

Racism In Maya Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Claudia Johnson
ISBN : 0737739053
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," discussing such topics as race and gender, humor and folklore, and death and rebirth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cliffsnotes On Angelou S I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author : Mary Robinson
ISBN : 9780544182134
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Category: Literary Criticism

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings A Guide For Book Clubs

Author : Kathryn Cope
ISBN : 1500396753
Genre : Literary Criticism
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No reading group should be without this companion guide to Maya Angelou's classic autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.A comprehensive guide to this powerful and unique memoir, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion going: useful literary context; an author biography; full plot synopsis; themes and symbols; character analysis; discussion questions; recommended further reading and a quick quiz.
Category: Literary Criticism