Thursday, May 22, 2008

Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

The purpose of this poem is to show that African Americans only wanted to experience the freedoms that white people had. She is saying that they wanted to experience America the way it should be instead of being discriminated against because they were the same color as "Normal Americans". The embodies the time period because people were tired of being discriminated against and being segregated they wanted the freedoms that eveyone else had. They were sick of being looked down upon and they were going to do everything they could to gain the equal rights.

1 comment:

maja said...

Maya Angelou seemed to be influenced by Langston Hughes. They both faced similar struggles and used their poetry to convey their emotions and ideas. They were pivotal writers who contributed to the Harlem Renaissance. Maya Angelou considered Langston Hughes to be a great African American poet, and she viewed his poetry to be very powerful. She sought to create captivating poetry that illuminated the same struggles and frustations that Langston Hughes skillfully composed. The descriptions for Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes within this blog are similar. Their contributions to the world of literature were very much alike.