In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,Maya Angelou  describes her coming of age as a precocious but insecure black girl in the American South during the 1930s and subsequently in California during the 1940s. Maya's parents divorce when she is only three years old and ship Maya and her older brother, Bailey, to live with their paternal grandmother, Annie Henderson, in rural Stamps, Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya's childhood.

Rising Action 

Falling action 

Point of View 

begin's when the transition is made from the south to california. 

 begin's when whites start to treat the black fairly and proper.

This story is told in first person it is told by the main character Maya Angelou.

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