I know why the caged bird sings

Caged Bird

by Maya Angelou

Why is the caged bird’s singing heard on a distant hill?

QuestionsWhy is the caged bird’s singing heard on a distant hill?
Abul Basar asked 5 years ago

Why is the caged bird’s song heard from a distant hill as stated in the poem “I Know why the caged bird sings” by Maya Angelou?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

The caged bird’s song is heard from the distant hills because it sings of freedom, it sings of hope and wants to inspire others. The song is strong enough to be heard from a long distance.

and his tune is heard
on the distant hills
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

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Sangita Das answered 3 years ago

A caged bird longs for freedom which is a mystery for them. Song is the only weapon a caged has to express themselves and claim for freedom. As they have a strong affinity for freedom he sings himself loudly with a shrill voice which is strong enough to represent their sorrows and hopelessness even on distant hill.

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