Introduction to the poet and the poem inc - Introduction to the poet and the poem inc your interpretation Maya Angelou i\/ma ndlo[1[2 born Marguerite

Introduction to the poet and the poem inc - Introduction to...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Introduction to the poet and the poem inc. your interpretation Maya Angelou ( i /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/ ; [1] [2] born Marguerite Annie Johnson ; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author, poet, and civil rights activist . raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. Maya Angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. With over 50 honorary doctorate degrees Dr. Maya Angelou became a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. [3] Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. Poem Analysis Rhyme Scheme – lies, rise – gloom, room – tides, rise – eyes, cries – hard, yard – eyes, rise – wide, tide – fear, clear – gave, slave With the exception of the last stanza, the rhyme scheme is A,B,C,B. In the last stanza Just like moons and like suns – simile Comparing how she continuously raises herself up emotionally to stay strong just, like how the moon and sun rises everyday no matter what happens. I’ll rise; I rise – repetition By repeating these words it makes the words that much more powerful and makes it stand out and also emphasises Angelou’s message, which is to stay strong and to never allow anything or anyone stop you from fighting and living strong.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture