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Maya Angelou Suffering

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The poets personal suffering, use of poetic devices, tone and style all contribute in expressing the theme. As a whole, the poem can be translated into many different points of view. You can say that the beauty of this poems in the way it relates to every individual person and touches him.
As an African American poet, Maya Angelou had encountered various obstacles that eventually paved her way to success. In the early years of her life, she got raped by her step-father which was an event that contributed in shaping her fierce character. This event encouraged her to become a women rights activist. Further, she worked hand in hand with fellow African Americans to stand against oppression. Her poetry was one of the most powerful weapons that was
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