She says For months he stopped speaking to me again I was hurt and for a time

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of Vivian, Maya doesn't understand the motive. She says; “For months he stopped speaking to me again. I was hurt and for a time felt lonelier than ever. But then I forgot about him, and even the memory of his holding me precious melted into the general darkness just beyond the great blinkers of childhood”1. This passage explains the feeling of abandonment and despair she had when she was just a child. Angelou uses figurative language by describing the time that she suffered using a metaphor referring to it as a general darkness that came after her childhood was taken away from her. The intended effect on the reader is to make the book more personal by approaching emotions making the reader understand the severity of the situation Maya lived as a child. Unfortunately, her life had even more misfortunes for Maya. The moment she believed she had reached emotional stability another incident happened. She was alone in an apartment with Mr. Freeman. He approached her, grabbing her violently and threatened to kill her if she screamed. She didn't understand why until she was raped and felt the pain; “A breaking and entering when even the senses are torn apart. The act of rape on an eight-year-

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