Creative Prompt #273: Cage

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Nicholas Cage


John Cage

La Cage Aux Folles

1989 movie

Rapper Cage

App for simple, online design collaboration

Cage the Elephant

Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

Bicycle waterbottle cages

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H.L. Mencken.

Faraday cages shield their contents from static electric fields.

Cassie Cage is a new fighter that will be introduced in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

The Cage is Anchorages premier baseball training facility, offering eight cages with slow pitch softball through very fast pitch baseball.

Definition: “Cage (enclosure), a structure made of mesh, bars or wires, used to confine, contain or protect something. Examples include:

    • Batting cage, an enclosure for baseball players to practice batting
    • Bottle cage, a bicycle accessory used to affix a water bottle to a bike
    • Casino cage, the location where chips are exchanged to or from cash in a casino
    • Faraday cage, an enclosure formed by conducting material
    • Human rib cage, a part of the human skeleton within the thoracic area
    • Mine cage, similar to an elevator, used to transport miners and their equipment to/from the working face of a shaft mine
    • Roll cage, a specially constructed frame built in or around the cab of a vehicle to protect the occupants from injury
    • Shark proof cage, used by scuba divers to examine sharks with better safety
  • Cage (bearing), a component of a rolling-element bearing

Abstract concepts

Cage (graph theory), a regular graph in graph theory with the fewest vertices for a given girth and degree
Iron cage, a concept introduced by Max Weber


CAGE questionnaire, a screening tool for determining alcoholism
Cap Analysis of Gene Expression, a molecular biology technique
CAGE, Commercial and Government Entity


“Christian Cage”, a former ring name of Jason Reso, a Canadian-American professional wrestler
David Cage (born 1969), founder of videogame development studio Quantic Dream
John Cage (1912–1992), experimental composer
Michael Cage (born 1962), former NBA basketball player
Nicolas Cage (born 1964), American actor
Steven Cage, member of the Conservative Party of Canada
Stuart Cage (born 1973), English golfer
William Cage (1666–1738), English politician, MP for Rochester


Cage, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cage, Croatia

Music and dance

Cage (band), an American heavy metal band
Cage (rapper) (born 1973), Chris Palko, an American hip hop artist
Byron Cage (born 1962), African-American gospel recording artist
John Cage (1912–1992), American composer


The Cage (ballet), Jerome Robbins, 1951


“Cage” (song), a 1999 single the Japanese rock band Dir en grey
“La Cage” (song), the 1969 début single by Jean-Michel Jarre
“Cages”, a song by Deas Vail from the album Birds and Cages


Cage (film), a 1989 action film and its 1994 sequel, Cage II, both starring Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno
“Cage” (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
John Cage (character), a fictional character in the television show Ally McBeal
Johnny Cage, a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat series of video games
Luke Cage, a fictional character portrayed in Marvel Comics
Xander Cage, the protagonist in the film xXx, starring Vin Diesel
Cage Midwell, the protagonist of the video game Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars

(all of the above, after ‘Definition’, from:Wikipedia)

hamster cage

Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)

The Cage Athletic and Recreation Center is a focal point of student activity on Berry’s 27,000-acre campus.

King of the Cage is the finest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

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