Oppression Of The Caged Bird In Harper Lee's Poem

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This poem revolved around human rights, freedom, prejudice and slavery based on the author’s background. This poem indirectly compared a caged bird and free bird to people in our society today. This poem portrayed a thin line between oppression and the cage in the poem; and freedom and sky for both birds. Even though, the poem compared and talked about birds; it literally actually described people in our society. The cage in the poem signifies different barriers, struggles, stumbling blocks and obstructions in life such as lack of education, discrimination, abuse, secrets and various traumatic experiences. “The caged bird that stalks down his narrow cage whose wings are clipped and his feet are tied.” On the other hand, the sky signifies wonderful

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