Maya Angelou

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Poets: Lives of Verse : 

Poets: Lives of Verse Maya Angelou Unit 2

Maya Angelou : 

Maya Angelou Biographical Information Born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928 She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist Portrait from

Biographical Information Continued : 

Biographical Information Continued First forays into poetry Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie (1971), which was nominated for the Pulitzer prize More poems published Now Sheba Sings the Song (1987), I Shall Not Be Moved (1990), Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? (1983), Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well (1975)

Some of Her Published Works : 

Some of Her Published Works Among her volumes of poetry are A Brave and Startling Truth (Random House, 1995), The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994), Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)

Commentary on Angelou’s Poems : 

Commentary on Angelou’s Poems Freedom and Expression Angelou’s poems give a great insight into what it means to be free in both body and soul and the need to human beings to be able to express themselves creatively

The Poem We Will Read : 

The Poem We Will Read “Still I Rise” This is considered one of Angelou’s most famous poems, encompassing the themes and subject areas mentioned on the previous slide

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