Maya Angelou

By: KE'Niya Mutts

Born: April, 4 1928 St. Louis, MO (age 86). She was born Marguerite Ann Johnson. She attened school at California Labor School & George Washington High School. Some poems she write are: On the Pulse of Mornoing, A Brave & Startling Truth, A Conceit, A Plagued Journey, Alone, Awaking in New York, California Prodigal, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Insomniac, Kin, Men, Million Man March Poem, Momma Welfare Roll, Passing Time. She played in the movies: "The Runaway" & "Tyler Perry's Family Reunion The Movie". Her parents names are: Bailey Johnson (Father) & Vivian Baxter Johnson (Mother).

The type of poem is personification & the name of the story is On the Pulse of Morning. The personification is in this poem is: The rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully. What I think the author means is that: She is talking about the rock in the morning. She is imagining that the rock is like a human. I choose this poem because she is describing different stuff & she is telling how they are. What I like best about this poem is that she is describing about different stuff.

The SOUND DEVICES are in this poem is many Repetition they are a, of, to, out, may. The FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is personification in this poem is: The rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully. The SENSORY LANGUAGE in this poem is appeals to sight: But seek no haven in my shadow. She had published 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, & several books of poetry. She had become a poet & writer after series of occupations as a young adult. Her occuptions were: Poet, Civil Rughts Activist, Dancer & more. Her brother gave her the name Maya.

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