Why does a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage in the poem “I Know why the caged bird sings” by Maya Angelou?
Or, What does “seldom see through his bars of rage” signify?
The caged bird can “seldom see through his bars of rage”. Literally speaking, the bird’s cage is so tight with bars used frequently that he can hardly view the outside of the cage and hence he is angry. But metaphorically it indicates to the limitations put on the African-American people who were forced to live a miserable life in complete contrast to their white counterparts.