Reading and Exploring 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou

In this lesson, you will explore Angelou's use of symbolism and free verse in her poem 'Caged Bird'.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Fill in the gap: Indifferent means to have no particular interest in, or sympathy for, something - being ______________.

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Q2.Whose rights did Charlotte Perkins Gilman fight for?

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Q3.Which of the following is an example of direct address?

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Q4.Fill in the gap: Gilman is critical of women being confined to their '_________ homes'.

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Q5.True or false: Ultimately, Perkins is celebrating the role of women in society.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Fill in the gap: Indifferent means to have no particular interest in, or sympathy for, something - being ______________.

1/5

Q2.Whose rights did Charlotte Perkins Gilman fight for?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is an example of direct address?

3/5

Q4.Fill in the gap: Gilman is critical of women being confined to their '_________ homes'.

4/5

Q5.True or false: Ultimately, Perkins is celebrating the role of women in society.

5/5

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Reading and Exploring ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Fill in the gap: Symbolism is using symbols to represent bigger ________ or qualities.

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Q2.What bigger ideas could a dove symbolise?

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Q3.What does Angelou's caged bird symbolise?

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Q4.Fill in the gap: Free verse is a form of poetry that does not use a __________ rhyme or rhythm.

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Q5.In 'Caged Bird' what does Angelou's use of free verse represent?

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Reading and Exploring ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Fill in the gap: Symbolism is using symbols to represent bigger ________ or qualities.

1/5

Q2.What bigger ideas could a dove symbolise?

2/5

Q3.What does Angelou's caged bird symbolise?

3/5

Q4.Fill in the gap: Free verse is a form of poetry that does not use a __________ rhyme or rhythm.

4/5

Q5.In 'Caged Bird' what does Angelou's use of free verse represent?

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading and Exploring 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou

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