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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Title Meaning

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What literary device did Maya Angelou use in selecting the title for her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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1. Where did Maya Angelou find the title for her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

2. Of the following choices, which is the source of Maya Angelou's ''cage'' in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confirm your understanding of what the title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings means with the help of this quiz and worksheet. The quiz is multiple choice and contains questions about how and why Maya Angelou chose this title.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on these aspects of the title:

  • Literary device used in selecting the title
  • Where Maya Angelou found the title
  • Source of the 'cage'
  • What singing represents
  • Image relayed by the poem that inspired the book

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the autobiography title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what singing represents and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the source of the 'cage'

Additional Learning

To continue studying this autobiography, be sure to review the related lesson titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Title Meaning. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • What represents the bird's search for freedom
  • Examples of incidents that shaped Maya Angelou's upbringing
  • What being able to sing represents
  • Types of oppression endured by millions of people
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