Chyna Smith Final Draft Oral Int. .docx - Chyna Smith Oral Int Spch 220 Professor Schmidt April 14th 2019 Brave leaders and activists protested in the

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Chyna Smith Oral Int. Spch 220 Professor Schmidt April 14th, 2019 Brave leaders and activists protested in the civil rights movement. One of the best known is Maya Angelou, who was a very powerful speaker and activist. Just like Rosa Parks, she moved people by the words she said and by what she wrote against the crucial treatment black people were facing. She is also known for her expressive and inspirational poems on freedom. Therefore the poem I have chosen is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which tells about how a bird is trapped because the master will not let the bird go. So the bird keeps on singing until it is free. Excerpt: A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with fearful trill of things unknown but longed for
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