I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Symbols

The store is at the center of Marguerite’s life in Arkansas. It is a figure for Momma’s prominence and strength—she is the only black storeowner in town. But the store also serves as a reminder…

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The train is a symbol of displacement. Bailey and Marguerite ride the train by themselves, with their ticket pinned to Bailey’s coat, when they are sent away from their parents. They ride the train again…

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