Why the Caged Bird Sings

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I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography of the life of Maya Angelou. The book begins with the divorce of her parents, and Maya and her brother Bailey moving from St. Louis to Stamps, Arkansas, where their grandmother lives. Maya deals with sudden, unexpected separation from stability and security, sexual abuse, rape, racism, poverty, death, abandonment, solitude, and uncertainty all before the age of sixteen. …

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…that Maya Angelou was a much better writer than the author of Farewell to Manzanar. She wrote with more symbolization, color, and literary techniques, such as similes. I also think that I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is just more interesting. I remember Farewell to Manzanar being a very boring book, which I wasn’t interested in. I would strongly recommend I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings over Farewell to Manzanar any day.