Maya Angelou Analysis

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Marguerite Annie Johnson, known as Maya Angelou was born on April 4th, 1928. She was a renowned American author, actress, singer, poet and dancer. Angelou has published three books of essays, seven autobiographies and several books of poetry. She was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She was a multi award winner and she got more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focuses on her childhood and early adult experiences. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, nightclub dancer and performer. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. A lot of her writing was to do with racism and its effects before and now. She was active in the civil rights movement, and worked with martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Angelou was a very well known person around the world, because of her history and her way of looking at problems and finding a solution. Angelou was very socialising, she knew and was also known very well by the prominent people of the world. She has gone through a lot of rough times in her period of time! ‘Caged bird’ is a poem that shows slavery in the USA. The poem was written in 1983. It shows the differences between the black race and white race. And for how long it existed. When there was an era of white influence, the lives of

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