Caged was written during test week to represent the author’s feelings towards his expectations of medical school and the reality of medical school. The poem represents a struggle of the author’s own psyche to come to terms with what he has gotten himself into, the possibilities that could have existed otherwise, and his struggle in deciding to stay. The style in which the author presents the poem is in effort to impart the feeling of being constrained, and for the reader to feel the author’s helplessness.
Yap, E. (2008). Caged. Quill & Scope, 1 (1). Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=quill_and_scope