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Cliffs Notes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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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 su ...more
Published (first published November 10th 1992)
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2nd attempt at review, silly phone ate the 1st. The only thing I remembered on my own from reading this book way back is a phrase on page 2 about putting vaseline on ashy legs before church & then getting the legs all dirty before services began. I could so relate. Otherwise, I didn't like this book when I read it & I think I read the whole "series" of memoirs trying to understand why others loved these books. I don't think I knew Ms Angelou is a poet 1st & a prose writer 2nd. That m ...more
Maya Johnson is a young black girl growing up in Stamps, Arknansas. Racism is still very big in society. Her and her brother live were there grandma "mamma." Maya is raped by her mothers boyfriend who suddenly dies after. Maya gets in a fight with her father's girlfriend and lives in a junkyard for a month. Maya has sex and gets pregnant. Maya feels better after her mother tells her she can take care of the baby.

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