told from “I” as if she is a child reliving the event
Told from “I” as an adult thinking about meaning of the event.
Maya Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is one of the most famous recollections of a black woman's life during the racism period in America. She recounts her earlier years when she had to endure all sorts of abuses and prejudices due to her negro heritage.
The given excerpt from Chapter I of the book shows Angelou recounting her childhood story of how she and her brother were travelling in a train without any family escort. Their name-tags hanging for whatever issues that may arise, she describes how she had managed to survive. The narrative point of view is that of the adult narrator, using the "I" showing the event/ scene from an adult's perspective.
The correct answer is A.
This passage from Maya Angelou's " I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" is written in first person.
She is telling a story from her childhood, but is writing it from her adult perspective, thinking and analizing the events that took place years before. She does not include what she though or felt when she was living the expierence, she merely retells it, to explain the reader about her own story.
The correct answer is A.
The correct answer is "A metaphor for luggage".
In this excerpt from "I know Why The Cage Bird Sings", written by Maya Angelou, she's using specific language that implicates an allusion to the children being private property. The tags on their wrists which read "to whom it may concern" is particularly striking, as it's the type of thing you'd find attached to luggage, and we're talking about human beings.
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The answer is B: an exaggeration of the facts.
We know that Angelou's use of diction in this passage, is an exaggeration to the facts mostly for the following line: "wearing tags on our wrists which instructed – ‘To Whom It May Concern’ – that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr. …" It's obvious this is figurative, it's just a way to let the audience know they were "motherless" and "alone in the world", an exaggerative way to let it know. The other two options cannot be possible as the whole passage not only gives the Runaway Train background, but also "a little town". And luggage, although it doesn't have to be directly stated, is not possible, for the whole passage focuses only on the girls and passengers.
a metaphor for luggage