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    In the passage Maya is making her transition into adulthood with intense confidence, believing she is better than everyone else. In this section of the novel, Maya and her father are visiting Mexico. She struggles with the mission of driving 50 miles to the border, and believes she should be recognized for her accomplishment. Maya is not a majorly self-confident character, however in this section she is shown in that light. She talks highly of herself, as well as displays her superiority and ascendancy.

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    In Sister Flowers, Mrs. Flowers was a role model for Maya Angelou. Mrs. Flowers to me was a humble woman with a kind heart who favored Maya Angelou. In the first line of Sister Flowers "Then I met, or rather got to know, the lady who threw me my first lifeline", expressed the main idea of the poem. Maya was raped as a young girl and instead of being she remained strong and found a role model or should I say character, Mrs. Flowers. Maya Angelou was an individual who did not have any individuality, but she decided to venture out for one.

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    Once again, Maya Angelou manages to touch our hearts again with her poetic skills in Chapter 19 titled The Champion of the World in her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She recalls a time in her life where the African American community gathered at her grandmother's and uncle's store to hear a boxing match via radio. The boxing match was between the former champion Joe Louis and a white boxer. Maya Angelou takes the meaning of a simple boxing match into something more complex; she demonstrates the suffrage of her people fighting against oppression during that time period.

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    In Maya Angelou’s story you may think a simple graduation, but to the narrator and her community, it means so much more than that. This graduation shows two different sides of the black race that was correct for this time period it was written in. This graduation teaches Marguerite the importance of not letting someone crush your dreams because of their own flawed thoughts and ideas. Keep pressing forward in all that is right and never give up hope.

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    Maya Angelou has celebrated her diversity in life and work through poetry using clear repetition and symbolism. The United States first female African American Poet Laureate was Maya Angelou("Poetry Foundation" 2018). She was born on April 4,1928 in St. Louis Missouri. However, in her early life Maya had extreme family problems ("Maya Angelou" 2018). Her parents got a divorce while she was very young, she was back and forth from home to home ("Maya Angelou" 2018).

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    Change. It only comes to those who work for it. And even then, it is not so simple. There are specific people, like gems, hidden in the population waiting for their moment to sparkle and aid those who have the greatest need for it. Bibliographies and various sources can tell us about their childhood: what they liked to do, what they were like, and how they grew up.

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    Elsie B. Washington called Angelou “the Black woman’s poet laureate” and called her poetry “the anthems of African Americans” (56). She was an American author and poet. Her literary corpus comprises of several books on poetry, five books of essays, and six volumes of autobiographies. She has acted in numerous plays, films, and television programs. She was the first African American Black women to direct a motion picture.

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    It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou This quote embodies the essence of my students. They are from diverse backgrounds, however, each possesses beauty and strength that I hope to nurture as their teacher. Over 99% of my students are African American or Hispanic, and over 95% receive free or reduced lunch. They also live in the poorest congressional district in the United States.

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    Compare and Contrast Angelou and Hughes Throughout the trial-and-error events that have happened in America, there are good and bad results in the end. During the 20th century, a big positive result was the art that had developed during this time. From paintings to poems, and sculpture to music, everything was inspiring to many individuals. There were many pieces of art that were so inspirational and thought-provoking that they are still around in the 21st century.

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    The sonnet contains a rich assortment of writing gadgets including allegorical likenesses and numerous suggestions, which splendidly pass on Angelus ' soul and graceful soul to perusers. "Still I Rise" shows a profound understanding into the truth of a dark female 's strife in 1950‟s America Angelou‟s graceful motivation was gotten from her background. "Angelou experienced childhood in a little isolated town in the profound South where she needed to keep her expectations up with a specific end goal to survive all the racial contempt" ("Research Papers… "). Her dull youth was insinuated in the third line "You may tread me in the exceptionally earth" (Angelou).

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    During the period of discrimination and the civil rights movement persistence was key. By resisting to all the discrimination the African Americans showed a sense of rebellion which helped the civil rights movement to advance. In “Letter From Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr, Mlk defends his stand in the civil rights movement due to clergymen doubting his actions. In “Graduation” by Maya Angelou, Angelou shows differences between races and presents how her graduation was different due to the time period. “A Homemade Education” by Malcolm X shows how he expanded his knowledge while he was in jail by reading and using his time wisely.

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    Essay Name of the Student Name of the Instructor Course Code Date Analysis from “Graduation” by Maya Angelou Graduation is a vital evolution time in every person’s life. It acts like moving one stage to another for something better and more important and to use knowledge to accomplish life goals. For this reason, children attend the grammar school, including Maya Angelou. In article ‘Graduation’, Maya Angelou describes her memories of her 8th grade graduation. She was more aware of the unfair management of African-Americans during that time because they were not appreciated for their educational intelligence.

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    Explication of Maya Angelou’s “woman works” in 1995, Maya Angelou’s poem describing the “jobs” that women have to do, but it did only prove that women work for others, almost all of the time, but that woman are humans and they need a break and the only time woman ever got to sleep was at night time. In the poem Maya Angelou talks about how a woman work all day long, sometimes they had jobs sometimes they just clean up after their lazy husbands or after their children. Maya Angelou said that “ I’ve got children to tend”(1 Angelou) Maya Angelou says that woman have kids and they also have house jobs to do like “the clothes to mend”. These women are hard workers and as the poem goes on we learn that woman would actually like a break from all of

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    Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar were two remarkable poets. Maya Angelou was born in Marguerite Johnson in St Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. Writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller of an African-American woman. After experiencing health issues for a number of years, Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014, at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872.

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    Many things about Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou are the same but many things are different between them also like how they went through life with the jobs they got and things they did. This essay is to compare the two so you can learn many things about them. We’ll start with things about Mr. Hughes. Langston Hughes grew up with his mom but she was gone most of the time so he was raised by his grandmother until he was 12 years old. Some things about his family is the fact that his father left his mother at a early age and moved to Mexico although he left Langston still had a relationship with him although a very bad one, after high school his father wanted him to go to college for engineering instead of poetry

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    The leader I choose was Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was an African American Civil Rights activist, Author, & poet who issued 7 autobiographies 3 essay books and various poetry books, and had done a number of plays. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 and recently died on May 28, 2014. Some time during World War 2 Maya won a Scholarship to study acting and dance at the California Labor School, in San Francisco, California. At the time Maya became the first African American female cable car conductor(A job she had for a short amount of time).

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    In Maya Angelou’s “Graduation” she spoke about a fictional character named Marguerite Johnson and her eighth-grade graduation. Marguerite was always kinda of lost and selfish at times, and never look at how others seen things. But as the story goes on Marguerite starts to find herself and understand others. “Graduation” isn’t just about how Marguerite pass on to the next grade but how she has grown from a lost girl to a young intelligence woman. In this story the reader is going to follower her on this surprising journey.

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    Abstract: This paper deals with one of the autobiographical series of Maya Angelou as how she grew up black and female. Dominant in Angelou’s autobiography is the exploration of the self – the self in relationship to the others. One of the central concerns in this study is the exploration of a particular kind of self and identity that emerges from her writings. A study of Maya Angelou’s autobiography is significant not only because it offers insights into personal and group experience in America, but also because it is better than its formidable autobiographical predecessors. Angelou, throughout her autobiographical writing, adopts a special stance in relation to the self, the community and the world.

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    The poem “The Lesson” written by Maya Angelou is about the trials of life and death. In the poem Maya demonstrates that life needs to be embraced, even at its worst moments. Maya…..

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    “Champion of the World” In the excerpt, “Champion of the World,” Maya Angelou recalls of a specific time when growing up during the African American oppression. In paragraph one, Angelou uses the method of description in order to indicate that a crucial event is about to begin. She uses phrases from the passage such as, “The last inch of space was filled,” and “Uncle Willie had turned the radio up to its last notch so that youngsters on the porch wouldn’t miss a word,” so that the reader can visualize how closely packed the store was. African Americans from far away distances had even arrived in order to watch the fight (107). Their willingness to disregard personal space and distance shows the importance of the Brown Bomber’s fight to the

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