Dr. Maya Angelou embodies the characteristics of the Contemporary Era as demonstrated in her poem, “Alone,” which comprises of writings of a class distinguishable by a high standard of writing; be it beauty, composition, style or significance. “There is more to Contemporary literature than merely a time period. There are also stylistic issues and issues with personal subjectivity that cause certain classifications within and omissions from this genre to be contested” (http://www.illiterarty.com/genre-contemporary-literature). Maya Angelou although, fits the Contemporary Era perfectly, due to her ability to portray her poetry in a manner that is “written by a high standard of writing; be it beauty, composition, style or significance”. Her poem, “Al...
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