What is the grave of dreams? Why does a caged bird stand on the grave of dreams

QuestionsWhat is the grave of dreams? Why does a caged bird stand on the grave of dreams
Abul Basar asked 10 months ago

From the poem “I Know why the caged bird sings” by Maya Angelou

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 10 months ago

The caged bird has no freedom. His feet are tied and wings are clipped. He stalks down the narrow cage and can seldom see through the bars of the cage. In this condition, all his dreams seem to be unachievable in his life. He has probably given up on his dreams of liberty and flying freely in the sky. His dreams are now ‘dead’. That is why the poet says that the bird ‘stands on the grave of dreams / his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream‘.

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