How Is Imagery Used In To Kill A Mockingbird

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TPCASTT TITLE: From the title of the poem I am able to predict that this poem is about the black race being held back by the color of their skin. PARAPHRASE: The entire poem is an extended metaphor of the racial segregation present in society. The caged bird symbolizes the oppression and suffering of black society. Whilst the free bird symbolizes the ideal society: one of freedom and free of prejudice. The caged bird\'s song represents the sustaining hope of achieving this society. CONNOTATION: Alliteration - Repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words. But the bird that talks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage... this stanza Maya uses alliteration of seldom and see to make the poem more affective. Seldom and see both have the repeated "S" sound. Repetition of vowel sounds in non-rhyming words. Rhyme - The occurrence of an identical sound at the ends of two or more words. But the caged bird that stands on the graves of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream. Maya Angelou gives an amazing picture of a caged bird and her shadow screaming. It makes it so much stronger with the two rhyming words. Imagery-Throughout the poem…show more content…
It is very important to have good imagery in poems. Maya Angelou uses a variety of imagery to support her story in the poem, "Caged Bird". It allows the reader to paint pictures and connect the poem to his or her life. ATTITUDE: The tone of this poem is very calm but powerful. Every time she mentions something about the caged bird being free it really paints a picture on how she wants it. SPEAKER: The speaker of this poem is a very deep poetic type of speaker. But I know the speaker in this poem that Maya Angelou wrote is Freedom because you can feel it when you read it. TITLE: This poem is about people’s freedom no matter what the race is. And it doesn’t have to be limited to just race it can be any obstacle in your
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