An Analysis Of Maya Angelou 's ' Still I Rise ' And ' I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings '

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1. Both poems highlight the treatment under which blacks had to undergo at the time and serves as a reminder not to give in during trails of growing up and both poems addresses discrimination amongst African American women the two poems by Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” have a similar subject. Both of these poems are referring to oppressed people. The quotes: “his wings are clipped and/his feet are tied” (“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”) and “You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air I’ll rise.” prove this. Both poems’ themes are encouraging the reader to keep his/her head high.

2. Has an immigrant I can relates to most of the writings in “The Making of a Writer” which speaks of many immigrants experiences that Paule Marshall experienced as a child. Paule Marshall speaks to the importance of education and that is a way to advance in this country. You must have the education to move away from the bottom of the ladder. And yet education in this country has long been a challenging process, until recent years promoting the dominant culture over the culture of the immigrant, and urging the rejection of native culture and language. When she speaks of not being able to define what is missing, that is because she has never been shown anything other than Austen and Grey. These are the person that covers her classrooms and her books, yet, still in her soul, she is aware that something is missing.

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