What does the caged bird symbolize in the poem Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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Answer the following questions.

1. What does the caged bird symbolize? Paul Laurence Dunbar’s parents were both freed slaves- does this fact change the meaning of the poem for you.
2. What is the significance of the title? How does it connect to the poem’s overall meaning.
3. Alternate: If you are familiar with Maya Angelou’s first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, address why Angelou alluded to Dunbar’s poem in her title.