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    When I first read this poem, I was overwhelmed with conflicting emotions. Maya Angelou depicts herself as a fighter that will never give up, no matter the circumstances. She has obviously faced some difficult situations in her life that should have stopped her but she continues to triumph in the face of adversity. In this way, I am inspired to continue pursuing my goals. I also felt discouraged and disgusted, mostly because of the types of obstacles that are described in this poem. It is symbolizes

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    female experience, Maya Angelou's Still I Rise (1978) and Anne Sexton's Her Kind (1960) utilise the authors' individual styles to inspire and shape our understanding of oppression and empowerment. In the difference in presentation of their common themes, the implications of different styles are shaped. Though there are similarities between the poets, it is the way they choose to utilise literary devices that creates a text that resonates with the audience in different ways. Maya Angelou utilises her passionate

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou was an African American that grew up to be a well known poet. I chose to write an analysis on her because she was the main character in the book I know why a caged bird sings, and interested me the most. She grew up in the 1990s, when discrimination was still a problem. She has endured so much in her lifetime. She describes herself as big, elbowy and grating on page 22. She is very insecure because number one, people made fun of her, and number two, she was black. In chapter 24, she

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    Maya Angelou’s tumultuous childhood in the South and the struggles that come with being black are the basis for her autobiographies such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Through her rich, insightful literature she is able to record the black experience and ultimately the black struggle. She “[is] always talking about the human condition – about what we can endure, dream fail at and still survive.”(Matzu 23) Angelou’s early life was full of hardships; making her strong and ready to fight for

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    Ma 2(1565443) Maya Angelou is known as the “most visible black female autobiographer/poet.” She was born, Marguerite Ann Johnson, on April fourth, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was three, and she and her brother were sent to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Seeing all the racial discrimination in the American south strengthened her passion for poetry, music, dance and performance. Maya writes about the struggles people face, racism and freedom. At age

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    Maya Angelou

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    ‘Still I Rise’ is a poem written by Maya Angelou, an African-American poet, and civil rights activist in the 1960s. She has struggled at many times in her life; when her parents divorced at the age of three, being raped by her mother’s boyfriend just after moving back to live with them, and refusing to speak for five years because she felt guilty for reporting the crime. The poem portrays an ironic response towards people who have persistently put her down, due to the fact that she is now overcoming

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    Maya Angelou Obstacles

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    Maya Angelou Maya Angelou was a civil rights activist and a writer. She was born on April 4, 1928 (biography.com). I chose to write about her because I wanted to know more about the hardships she suffered as she went through life and how she became who she was. Some interesting things I found about Maya Angelou was that besides being a writer she was also an actress, screenwriter, dancer and poet. She was also good friends with both Martin Luther King Jr. and Oprah Winfrey (biography.com). This

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    Maya Angelou Metaphors

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou describes her noteworthy life in her Memoir; I know why the Caged Bird Sings. In her memoir, Maya uses several literary devices to capture the audience’s attention and explain the traumatic events in her life. Maya recollects the events in her life and allows her audience to experience all of her hardships. In the 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou uses metaphors and similes to explain the struggles of growing up as a black woman

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    Maya Angelou Biography

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    black history report is on my person name Maya Angelou and she was known for an american poet ,memoirist,and civil rights activist. She also published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited.Also she wrote plays,movies,and television shows spanning over when she was 50 years old. Angelou died on May 28, 2014, in Winston-salem, North Carolina, where she had served as Reynolds professor of American studies. Angelou joined the Harlem Writers Guild in the

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    Maya Angelou Legacy

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    Maya Angelou, An African American poet, who has many legacy and dedication through her career as a writer, poet, songwriter, dancer and other. Maya angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. But raised in Stamps, Arkansas, by her paternal Grandmother “Annie Henderson” Ms. Angelou early childhood experiences has been going through a lot of trauma which she the only option were find out motivation to express herself in writing. She died on May 28, 2014 at age

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