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Maya Angelou explains in her autobiography Why the Caged Bird Sings why her religious background and church upbringing are so important to her life and poetic writing I came to know Jesus as I was married and sad I found in him a resting place and He made me glad page 124 She also states The good Lord gave me another day and Im thankful page 122 I know I am a witness for my Lord Page 124 The Bible says he who can hear let them hear Maya wants the world to hear her sing through her poetry Understanding Maya Angelous religious upbringing and faith in God is the key to understanding her as a bblack female poet and writer caged in the rascism of America Her belief in God shapes her writing and gave her the courage to sing in a caged racist society After reading Maya Angelous book Why the Caged Bird Sings it was obvious that her religious background and upbringing in the church is an important key to understanding her writing As I read her book I came to realize the caged bird is symbolic of how Maya feels about life She is the caged bird The cage is the racsim and pejudice in America against Blacks and females Mayas poetry is her song God meant for birds and Maya to sing God also meant for birds to be free Mayas faith in God has freed her to sing her beautiful poetry Her religious upbringing gave her the courage to sing through her poetry as a black female trapped in an invisable cage made of racial prejudice and economic poverty Maya Angelou literally and sybolically sings through her writing and her poetry The caged bird is sybolic of a black female learning to cope and fight
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