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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Change
Change Quotes
Appearance
Appearance Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Sexuality and Sexual Identity Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Literature and Writing
Literature and Writing Quotes
Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Brief Summary
Characters
Marguerite Ann Johnson (Maya/Ritie)
Timeline
Annie Henderson (Momma)
Bailey Johnson Jr.
Vivian Baxter Johnson
Bailey Johnson (Daddy Bailey)
Mrs. Bertha Flowers
Daddy Clidell
Mr. Freeman
William Johnson (Uncle Willie)
Minor Characters
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Christmas Gifts
Easter Dress
Food
The Store
The Baby
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis
Three-Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said)
Quotes (What Was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
No More Wire Hangers! The "Mommy Dearest"
No More Wire Hangers! The "Mommy Dearest" Flashcards
No More Wire Hangers! The "Mommy Dearest" True or False
Nobody Loves the Jim Crow South
Nobody Loves the Jim Crow South Flashcards
Nobody Loves the Jim Crow South True or False
Essay
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Our Baggage Matters
Identity, Appearance, and Advertising
Mini Memoirs
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop