Embodiment Of Maya Angelou

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The Embodiment of Poetry "Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri"("Maya Angelou Biography" 1). "Maya and her brother, Bailey, moved to Stamp, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother after their parents divorced." "While living in Stamps, she faced racial discrimination that was the legally enforced way of life in the South, but she also absorbed the deep religious faith and old fashioned courtesy of traditional African American life." "Her brother, Bailey was unable to pronounce her name as a young child so he called her "My" as in "My sister." "After a few years, he started calling her "Maya" when he read about the Maya Indians." "When she turned seven, she went to Chicago to visit her mother 's during her time there, her mother 's boyfriend sexually molested her." "She was ashamed to tell anyone what happened, although she eventually confided in her brother." "When she found out that her uncle killed the man responsible for the molestation, she felt that her words had killed him and became mute for the next five years"("Maya Angelou Biography" 1). "At the age of thirteen, Maya began to speak again after having moved to San Francisco with her mother and brother"("Maya Angelou Biography" 1). "While attending Mission High School, she won a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco 's Labor School, where she was exposed to the progressive ideals that animated her later political activism. " "Even though everything was going

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