Essay on An Analysis Of Maya Angelou 's ' The Precious Words '

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I have been a reader for as long as I can remember. I remember hiding under my covers with a flashlight just to finish a good book. Literature enthralls me, and by the power that the words have on one’s imagination and emotions. Literature captivates the potential to evoke one’s imagination and inspire creativity in anyone who starts to breathe in the precious words. Maya Angelou has the perfect quote to summarize how I feel about the power of literature and reading, “When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” I feel literature breathes life into the words the author has created, letting each individual reader’s mind open the door to a creative world, unique to each person, and embracing the experiences, dreams and realities of the reader. Throughout this semester, I learned about how to connect with literature more on a human level. I learned about each author and the time period they were writing about before I read their short story and this gave me much more insight to their writing. I was able to connect more with their characters from the author’s intended point of view than just from my point of view, which gave a different perception of the story. For example, knowing the author was writing in the Naturalism period, Realism period or was a Southern writer, can make all the…

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