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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide

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This comprehensive study guide course examines the literary elements of Maya Angelou's ''I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.'' Check out these engaging lessons and self-assessments at any time to improve your understanding of the book for essays, homework assignments and upcoming exams.
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7 chapters in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide

Ch 1. Historical & Literary Context of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[348583].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Coming of Age Novel: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9023].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9023].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Who is Maya Angelou? - Biography, Books, Poetry & Accomplishments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15375].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15375].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Maya Angelou: Styles of Writing & Poetry Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Genre of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348587].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348587].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Title Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348589].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348589].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Setting & Time Period Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348591].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348591].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Vocabulary Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Awards Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Why is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Banned? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Movie vs. Book Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Reception of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Writing Style Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348605].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348605].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140316].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140316].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Tone & Mood Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Race & Identity in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348609].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348609].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Beauty & Appearance in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Racism & Segregation in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348613].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348613].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Displacement in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348615].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348615].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Conflict in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Figurative Language in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Imagery in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348625].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348625].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Foreshadowing in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Rhetorical Devices in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348629].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348629].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Examples of Personification in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348631].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348631].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Allusions in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Motifs in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348635].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348635].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Metaphors in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Similes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348639].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348639].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Hyperbole in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348641].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348641].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Irony in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348643].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348643].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Point of View in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348645].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348645].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Symbols in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348647].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348647].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Parallelism in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348649].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348649].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Characters: Overview & List Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348653].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348653].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Marguerite (Maya) in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348655].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348655].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Bailey Johnson Jr. in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348657].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348657].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Relationship of Maya & Bailey in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348659].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348659].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Annie Henderson (Momma) in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348661].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348661].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Uncle Willie in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348663].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348663].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Bailey Johnson (Daddy Bailey) in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348665].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348665].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Vivian Baxter in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348667].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348667].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Mr. Freeman in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Mrs. Bertha Flowers in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348671].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348671].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Dolores Stockland in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Minor Characters in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Themes Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Setting Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Identity Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348683].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348683].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Segregation Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348685].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348685].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Quotes About Poverty in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348687].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348687].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Quotes About Abuse in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348689].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348689].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Quotes About Family in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348691].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348691].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Abandonment Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Displacement Quotes in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Poetry Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2361].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2361].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 1-2: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348699].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348699].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 3-5: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348701].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348701].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 6-10: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348703].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348703].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 11-15: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 16-19: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 20-22: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348709].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348709].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 23-26: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348711].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348711].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 27-31: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348713].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348713].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 31-33: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ch. 34-36: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348717].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[348717].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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