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Illuminated text of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Presentation Transcript

    • I Know Why the Sings
    • A free bird the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends leaps on
    • and dips his wing in the orange sun’s rays and dares to claim the sky
    • But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage Can seldom see through his bars of rage bird R A G E R A G E R A G E
    • his win are clipped and his feet are tied gs
    • So he opens his thr oat to sing
    • The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown…
    • … but longed for still…
    • And the tune is heard on the distant hill
    • For the caged bird sings…
    • . . .of freedom. . .
    • The free bird thinks of another breeze
    • And the trade winds soft Through the sighing trees
    • and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own
    • But a caged bird stands on a grave of dreams
    • his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
    • The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown…
    • but longed for... … still…
    • And the tune is heard on the distant hill
    • For the caged bird sings…
    • … of freedom…
    • Credits
      • First four pictures
        • © Sagi Barzilay, 2008
      • Washington D.C. photo
        • © www.trekearth.com, 2008
      • MLK Jr.
        • © http://www.nwasianweekly.com
      • Water Fountain
        • © http://www.literacyrules.com
      • Music from http://www.creativecommons.com (Runa Pacha)
      • By: Kyra Paules, Period 5