What is the central idea of caged bird?

The central idea of this poem is Maya wants to show how her race was treated, and that they tried to be free, or any race or person facing discrimination trying to be free. The caged bird is a metaphor for those held down, denied basic freedoms.

What is the subject of the caged birds song?

The song, “Caged Bird” is based on the Maya Angelou poem, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. Although she modifies the words, Alicia Keys stays true to the central theme of the Maya Angelou poem. The poem describes the way a trapped bird turns to singing as its only source of freedom, due to its inability to fly.

What image comes to your mind when you think of a crow?

Crow is black in colour with very harsh voice and is believed to be a symbol of bad omen. Thinking of a crow brings very depressing and sorrowful pictures to our mind.

Why do all the birds belong to the poet?

According to the poet, all the birds belong to him because he doesn’t put them in cages. He loves them and likes to see them flying freely in the air. The word ‘all’ suggests to include here all the birds flying freely in the air.

What is the theme of the poem a boy’s song?

The poet is of the opinion that all the birds should be kept free. Thus the theme of the poem revolves around the freedom of birds and all creatures of the universe.