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    Maya Angelou

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    self-determination and personal dignity that Maya's id... ... middle of paper ... ...York:  Random House, 1972. Angelou, Maya.  I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.  New York:  Random House, 1969. Angelou, Maya.  Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas.  New York:  Random House, 1976. Lupton, Mary Jane.  "Singing the Black Mother:  Maya Angelou and Autobiographical Continuity."  Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol 77. Detroit, MI:  Gale Research Inc., 1993

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    Imagery In The Poem “Our Grandmothers'; by Maya Angelou Image (Imagery) – Descriptive poetry flourished. One basic meaning for ‘image’ is provided by that context, but other, looser and more treacherous, meanings have accreted: any sensuous effect provoked by literary language; any striking language; metaphor; symbol; any figure. Maya Angelou’s poem, “Our Grandmother’s,'; vividly exemplifies a sense of imagery that is brought to life. The most effective

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou was born April 4, 1928. Her real name is Marguerite Johnson, but she later changed it to Maya. She was born in St. Louis, shortly after her birth her family up and move to Arkansaw. Maya grew up there in the rural parts of Arkansaw, and later married to a South African Freedom Fighter. She lived in Cairo with him, there she began her career as editor of the Arab Observer. At the request of Dr. Martin Lutheran King Jr., she became the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership

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    As this character hangs on to the window, a whirlwind of thoughts runs through her head. “Her mind chatters like neon and northside bars” (Harjo 55). This woman is striving to understand how her life has come to this point. She reflects upon her life, remembering dark times and searching for a reason to survive. This character hears voices that are “whispering

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    The Writing's of Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou is an author and poet who has risen to fame for her emotionally filled novels and her deep, heartfelt poetry. Her novels mainly focus on her life and humanity with special emphasis on her ideas of what it means to live. The way she utilizes many different styles to grab and keep readers’ attention through something as simple as an autobiography is astounding. This command of the English language and the grace with which she writes allows for a pleasant reading experience. Her style

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    Strength, power, and self-confidence are three meaningful words that the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou illustrates. Angelou uses alliteration, rhythm scheme and her own personal style to convey the meaning of a “phenomenal woman,” which is what she considers all women to be. Angelou, as an example, enlightens readers that not all hardships and tribulations have to be known. One can interpret that every woman experiences a trial in their life that eventually makes them a stronger individual

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    Maya Angelou was told many messages throughout her life. She was told she wasn’t good enough, she was told she couldn’t become anything she wanted to become, and she was told she didn’t belong. The reason behind most negative things she was told in her life had nothing to do with who she was as a person on the inside. They had nothing to do with what she had previously done, previously accomplished, where she lived, or her age. The only thing holding her back, according to most of society when she

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    were sent to live with her fathers’ Mother in Stamps, Arkansas. Some may call Ms. Angelou’s 1969 autobiography ”I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing” her claim to fame, some may call her poetry her occupation, and more over there are still some that would like to call her Freelance writings Maya Angelou’s life’s work. Ms. Angelou was so much more. Ms. Angelou has been known for being a Civil Rights activist, a poet, a philosopher, a teacher, an Award-winning Author, an actress, a screenwriter and the

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    only make the assumption this poem refers to her marriage with cartoonist, Paul du Feu. The poem was released in her 1975 book “Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well.” Maya and Paul marriage was between 1973 and 1981. She also says “Your skin like dawn. Mine like musk”( Angelou). Readers have depicted that Angelou is describing the color of their skin tones which makes me believe she is speaking about Paul. Writer, Flora Richards-Gustafson writes, “Angelou compares her companion’s light skin to the

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    In Maya Angelou’s third book of poetry And Still I Rise, the personal struggles of the African American Woman are brought to life through poetic works. With inspirations drawn from personal journeys of Maya Angelou herself, powerful poems praise, celebrate, and empathize with the feminine colored experience. Angelou’s writing sheds glaring light on themes of feminine power, beauty, and perseverance, raising the African American Woman to a pedestal that demands respect and adoration. For Angelou’s

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