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60 Free Essays on If I Were A Bird

  1. An Analysis of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

    An Analysis of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Julie Gibson Maya Angelou's I Know Why Caged Bird Sings illustrates how an innocent and naive girl growing up in the midst of the Great Depression overcomes life's many obstacles and becomes the powerful and influential woman she is

  2. Bird Flu Crisis in Hong Kong

    Bird Flu Crisis in Hong Kong Introduction Do you know how many chickens do we consume every day? Three thousand, five thousand or more? We demand almost more than ten thousand chickens daily. What a big figure! We can see that chickens are very important to Chinese society. Chickens are a

  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In her novel, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”, Maya states “The black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same time that she is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice, white illo

  4. To Kill a Mocking Bird 2 -

    The Mocking bird is a symbol of victimization. In Harper Lees, To Kill A Mocking Bird there are two characters who symbolize the Mocking bird. One is Boo Radley, because he never comes out of his house. This makes people make assumptions about what he is like. These assumptions are usually

  5. To Kill a Mocking Bird 3

    1.) As the book continues you can see the maturity level of Jem, Scout, and Dill rise. They mature just like other boys and girls do, but the trial of Tom Robinson helped all three of the kids to learn a little more about life. The most important thing that the children learned was that, in life e

  6. To Kill a Mocking Bird

    <center><b>Proposals: To examine the character of Atticus Finch as a hero in Harper Lees' "To Kill a Mockingbird.</b></center> <br> <br>"To kill a Mockingbird", an acclaimed novel, by Harper Lee is recognised throughout the world. Having read her novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 soon afte

  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing

    Maya Angelo's, I know why the caged bird sing is an interesting and inspirational story. Although it had many unfortunate situation for Maya it seemed she always overcame her difficulties. As I read the book I stopped and put myself in her place. I felt her pain as she was walking down the isle in t

  8. Caged Bird - M. Angelou

    Maya Angelou is a black, feminist poet that was influenced by Paul Lawrence Dunbar in her poem “Caged Bird”. In my opinion, Maya speaks of her experiences not only as an African American, but also as a woman. The discrimination of race and gender she suffered clearly affected her life and what s

  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    In the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the main character Marguerite, is influenced by a great deal of characters including Bailey Jr. , Momma Henderson, and Mrs. Bertha Flowers. One of the primary induces is her older brother Bailey Jr. Momma or Annie Henderson, the Grandmother, also

  10. Bird’s Eye View of Authority Control in Cataloging

    A Bird’s Eye View of Authority Control in Cataloging Workshop on Taxonomic Authority Files Karen Calhoun, Cornell University Library June 22, 1998 Washington DC Introduction I have to admit I had misgivings when Stan Blum invited me to speak about authority control in cataloging

  11. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    1) Summary of Character Traits <br>&nbsp;a) School smart (Maya is smart. When she moves to San Francisco from Stamps, Arkansas, she is skipped a grade.) <br>&nbsp;b) Caring sister (she always talks of her devotion to Baily) <br>&nbsp;c) Determined (she wants to get a job with the streetcar company a

  12. The Fragile Bird and the Barbie Doll

    The common thread of pressure leading to suicide is what connects Janice Mirikitani's "Suicide Note and Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll". Both stories will describe two comparisons of two suicides notes about young girls. In "Suicide Note" written by Janice Mirikitani, the young girl feels pressure th

  13. To Kill a Mocking Bird 3

    The theme of Harper Lee&#8217;s To Kill a Mocking Bird is the existence of racism and prejudice in the 1930 &#8211; 40&#8217;s. Harper Lee succeeds in presenting the topic in a manner that is not overly simplistic and thus achieves the task of allowing the reader to fully appreciate the complex natu

  14. The Painted Bird

    &#8220;The Painted Bird&#8221; The use of art has many functions. It lacks a satisfactory definition and is easier to describe it as a way something is done --&#8220;the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others&

  15. Homeless Bird

    Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2001. ISBN: 9780613443937 Summary: Koly, a thirteen year old girl born in India is faced with a life of uncertainty as she goes into an arranged marriage. She doesn’t have the pleasure of going to school every day, as

  16. A Bird Came Down the Walk

    The poem "A Bird Came Down the Walk" reminds us of a nursery rhyme because of its rhyme scheme and rhythm. The poem starts with "A bird came down the walk. He did not know I saw. He bit the angleworm in halves and ate the fellow raw." The rhythm makes the poem very easy to read. The sentence or clau

  17. Commentary on Caged Bird

    This semi auto biographical poem ‘caged bird’ was beautifully written by Maya Angelou. The free bird makes a good comparison with a caged bird, talking about how the caged bird is trapped, and the free bird claiming its freedom. The caged bird seems to represents the black community, and the fre

  18. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    In the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the main character Marguerite Johnson, is influenced by a preponderance of characters including Bailey Jr. , Momma Henderson, and Mrs. Bertha Flowers. One of the primary influences is her older brother, Bailey Jr.. Momma, or Annie Henderson, the

  19. Caged Bird

    CAGED BIRD Maya Angelou , (born on April 4, 1928), is an American poet, playwright, memoirist, actress, author, producer and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. She has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer". Angelou is known for her series of six

  20. To Kill a Mocking Bird

    2. "What is the significance of the title of the novel" "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after the birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mocking bird." Atticus Finch recites these lines to his two ch

  21. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Three primary problems "cage" Maya Angelou in her autobiographical book I Know why the Caged Bird Sings. The most pressing of these issues was probably the fact that Maya lived in the highly segregated south. Another factor of her imprisonment was because Maya, also known as Marguerite, was a social

  22. 3 Lessons Learned Bird Sings

    Many people in the world have troubles. Lie Marguerite there are many who have troubles. Though we always get saved by our elders and without them we would be scrap metal, but like most elders, Mrs. Flower in the book &#8220;I know Why the Caged Bird Sings,&#8221; help out this troubled person by te

  23. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    <b>1. What Does Marguerite observe about the cotton pickers?</b> <br>She notices that their attitudes depend on the time of day. She says in the morning they are full of life and in the evening they are tired out and dismal from all the work. <br> <br><b>2. Why do white people seem un-real to Margue

  24. To Kill a Mocking Bird Film an

    To Kill A Mocking Bird A Comparison of The Novel and The Film There are many differences between the movie and the book. First the positive points: This film attaches faces to Scout, Jem, Miss Maudie, and Dill, since no description of their faces is given in the book. Also, the film has some

  25. A Story of a Bird

    A bird was flying through a forest and had very luckily and eventually found his best tree to build a nest to stay, to enjoy and to love in his lifetime. When he flied towards the tree with great happiness and hope, he was shot ruthlessly, however. <br> <br>But the shoot didn't cause an immediate de

  26. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

    The Effects of One Person Upon The World From an apprehensive child growing up in a small town in Arkansas, Maya Angelou has evolved into an influential, wise, and respected woman. She has overcome obstacles and has grown into one of the élite intellectual people of this country, and perhaps t

  27. To Kill a Mocking Bird 18

    To Kill A Mocking bird Harper Lee uses a motif, mocking birds, in most of the main characters to explore the theme of prejudice. She also uses characterisation to show the contrast of how it affects all of the characters in the novel to “To Kill A Mocking Bird”. The Finches- Atticus,

  28. To Kill a Mocking Bird: Courage

    To Kill a Mocking Bird Essay: Courage To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee is a story about a single father raising two children, teaching them right from wrong, while fighting the biggest case of his lawyer career. To Kill a Mocking Bird shows readers that one definition of courage is fig

  29. Dodo Bird

    The Dodo bird is now extinct. It had been for more than 300 years. The only remnants left are scattered bones that are on display at museums. There isn’t one whole bird intact anywhere. Where did they go? Well, they once lived on an island off the coast of Madagascar, called Mauritius. They were s

  30. Choices and Decisions--the Bird Artist

    Choices and Decisions In “The Bird Artist” there are many different obstacles that each character faces throughout the book. One of the main ideas the author presents is how each character will react to the problem ahead of them. This is idea of how each character will react to the situation a