I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Essay

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Maya Angelou was considered numerus things during her life she was an author, poet, actor, director, singer, dancer, writer and civil rights activist. She was considered one of the most renowned and influential voices of current views. She is one of the few recognisable civil rights activist working right beside Martin Luther Jr and many other leaders including presidents. Working in the Reagan and Bush ad ministry. She wrought a best-selling auto biography “I know why the caged bird sings”. Trough-out her legacy she continuously created poems promoting civil rights from her personal and social views. “still I rise “is one of her earlier working but is still consider one of the greatest poems on discussing the social views at the time of tis publishing and still hold value to todays current events. This text will be Analysing the poem “still I rise” But first discussing the experiences that Maya Angelou has gone through. Then Analysing the core message that the poem and how the two relates.
Maya Angelou was born in St. louis Missouri in 1928 April 4th where she was named Marguerite Johnson. At the age of 7 her parents separated and she and her younger brother Baily were force to move with her father’s mother Annie Henderson In Stamp’s Arkansas. Due to the growing issues of racism in the southern area of America Marguerite witness the police brutality and discrimination from society firsthand. This was due the large uproar that was happening in the south at the time in

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