Angelou - Stephen Falvo Graduation Paper 9/16/2010 In Maya...

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Stephen Falvo Graduation Paper 9/16/2010 In Maya Angelou’s Graduation, the protagonist, Angelou at the age of 12, writes about her graduation day not just to share a story, but rather relay an underlining message to you of her life. Her story is full of persuasive messages regarding her life as a young black women and in the process uses a good amount of symbolism to subtly show you her position. While this narrat- ive is well put together piece, her story still contains a few shortcomings. Angelou was writing about a time where her being both a woman and African American meant she was at the bottom of the social class, but in her writing painted a picture of what life was really like. The author described her life as a twelve year old by just walking you through one day of her life. She began her description by explaining what her school, Lafayette County Training School, was like. The author explains that unlike the white school, her school lacked a lawn, hedges and tennis courts on the property. Angelou went on to explain how the school sat on a
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