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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Cliffs Notes)

ISBN: 9780822006411
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 1992-11-10
Number of pages: 72
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Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter.

CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include

A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writingA list of characters and their descriptionsSummaries and commentaries, chapter by chapterCritical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptationGlossaries to help you fully understand the novelCritical essays on women in the novel and Southern FundamentalismA review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics

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