Maya Angelou Literary Analysis

951 Words4 Pages
The beauty of the literary criticism is that as a reader, you a free to choose from a variety of approaches to analyzing the literary work, consequently, the reader can expand, go beyond and understand many details about the work and the author. It also permits the reader to enhance his or her critical thinking besides giving special skills to consider the different approaches. As Casano, (n.d.) mentions: “literary criticism provides some general guidelines to help us analyze, deconstruct, interpret and evaluate”. The biographical approach focuses on the events that round the author’s life, the author childhood, studies, life experiences, family facts and any type of information related to his or her lifetime. According to Thanatassa, (2012):…show more content…
Analyzing the poem men by Angelou from the biographical point of view shows the reader the connection among Maya’s life and the poem. For instance, Maya had a traumatic event that left a mark on her, for me in the poem you can see how she feel about men; besides this in her younger years Maya worked as a sex worker, as King, (2014) mentions: “To most people, there is no way a woman of Maya Angelou 's caliber could ever have performed as a sex worker. The idea just won 't gel for them, but that doesn 't mean it 's not the truth”. The persona in the poem is somehow anxious and humiliated about her reality, at the end of the poem as Riffle, (2013) mentions: “The final word, “maybe”, ends the poem with somewhat of a contradiction; the entire poem she’d been speaking of how awful men were and how she’d never go back, but the slight hint that she would go back shows her uncertainty over the whole…show more content…
Don Allan Dinio was born and raised in the Philippines in a very poor family, there were two girls and four boys. His parents were very religious, his father very strict and his mother a kind lady and his advisor. Dinio decided he wants to become a priest, for that reason he went to the seminary at the age of thirteen. After six years there Dinio quit about the idea to become a priest. After a time, he migrated to the Unites States, he married for the first time but very fast he divorced. Life gives him a new opportunity, and this time as poemhunter.com, (2012): “The woman I married the second time was was a woman of patience and of tolerance. She was very understanding and open – minded. She was also gifted with her own natural sense of
Open Document