s_p_ENG 121_week 2 journal - Running head SISTER FLOWERS JOURANL 1 Journaling Sister Flowers by Maya Angelou Shantedra Pearson Ashford University SISTER

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Running head: SISTER FLOWERS JOURANL 1 Journaling Sister Flowers by Maya Angelou Shantedra Pearson Ashford University
SISTER FLOWERS JOURANL 2 Journaling Sister Flowers by Maya Angelou Sister Flowers , by Maya Angelou, is a personal essay piece that tells a specific story from Angelou’s personal life. Sister Flowers accounts an experience that Maya Angelou, as young Marguerite Johnson, experienced during what she’d believed would be just an errand. Angelou would attribute this experience as having been life-changing. Her purpose in writing this piece is to describe that fateful encounter, and to express the effects that it had on her life. This story is significant because it highlights the commencement of a silent Marguerite’s journey to her voice, which was really a journey to herself. There were several components of the literary components described in the Connell and Sole (2013) text, including tone and voice. The voice and vocabulary used insinuate that Angelou may have intended the piece to be read by a far-reaching audience.

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