Maya Angelou Caged BirdIt has meaning in every society where racism and discrimination exists. The bird in this poem isan African American woman, the bird sings is the voice of the woman. She sings like otherAfrican American women like Aretha Franklin who felt trapped in a cage.The first verse describes the' bird's freedom in its natural habitat. The wind blowing at it and thewind' singing' expresses freedom. Maya uses some sound effects to demonstrate in the wind thissymphony of equality.The next verse expresses a comparison between being caged and free.