I Too And Caged Bird Comparison

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“I, Too” and “Caged Bird”, two amazing poems by two amazing authors, both share a theme of hope for freedom. In “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou, she writes about two birds. One being able to fly freely and another stuck in a cage unable to do what it wants. Even with his wings clipped and feet tied, the caged bird still sings of freedom. “I, Too” by Langston Hughes is very similar. In this poem a boy, the darker brother, is always sent to the kitchen to eat when company arrives. Even though he is constantly being hidden, the boy knows that by doing so he will grow strong, become beautiful and they will be ashamed for sending him away. Obviously, the free bird is blessed with freedom but the caged bird and the boy both can only sing of it. Imagery

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