In the poem When You Come To Me, the poet talks about love in the most conventional sense. While outlining the tasks she must perform outside the household, in the fields, she says she must cut down sugar cane and pick bales of cotton. The main character defies the dominant ideology. When she explains what is her beauty she states that the other women consider her answer as lie. It reveals the class conflict in the year the poem was created.
By consciously choosing to call herself phenomenal, Angelou seems almost incredulous that she is lucky enough to be a woman. Hence she feels isolated from them. The next literary device is personification. Born marguerite Johnson she became known as Maya Angelou Lupton 51. The difficulties of motherhood and the pains of her predicament are made abundantly cleared through verses that do not discuss them at all, but rather focus on what her life makes her dream of instead.
Each of these women held themselves to a higher standard than the rest and many men and women across the world admired them because of it. She has to cook for her family. The tone of the poem is reflexive of the breathlessness a woman experience while doing chores and then refers to the calm she wishes to experience. It is a remarkable work drawing from mistreatment and addressing the latent racism and sexism by black people, which has been made into a public-interest advertisement. Autoplay next video I've got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I've got shirts to press The tots to dress The can to be cut I gotta clean up this hut Then see about the sick And the cotton to pick.
My variation is an abstract painting of Maya Angelou as a young women and how I created a piece that reflects the importance that imperfection is beautiful with the colors and shading along with the sloppy strokes that perfectly form a beautiful representation of this poem. As women, we have tended to let society mold us, and shape us cumulatively over the past few years. S Thomas and Woman Work by Maya Angelou. Works Cited Maya Angelou: Global Renaissance Woman. It is also known as epistrophe and occasionally as antistrophe. She gives the sun the ability to shine.
Recommended it to a bunch of my foreign friends and now they use it too. In all of her poetry, relentlessly condemns the very idea of slavery and promotes egalitarianism. By analyzing the poem the reader can understand the message of the poem through her organizational structure and many literary devices she demonstrates throughout the poem. Readers also know that she is poor because she mentions her hut, the manual labor that she is forced to do, and that nature is the only thing she owns. This is by far the most challenging part of the project for me. GradeSaver, 12 October 2018 Web. The other aspect worth mentioning is the fact that Angelou in her poem is being ironic, we can not say we do not see that the irony is present in this poem.
Again, the speaker is yearning for a break from the life that is described in the first verse and seems to never quite let up. I' am going to write about the similarities and differences that occur in these poems. Why did you let yourself go? Simply reading all her chores is enough to exhaust the reader. Just as bees are naturally drawn to that sweet substance, men are just as enchanted with Angelou, even though she defies all conventional beauty standards. We strive to live the good life, be the good person, and do the right things, but, more often than not, we fail. Angelou was an Afro-American and because of her nationality she experienced discrimination and was aware of the way the society looked at people like her.
Storm, blow me from here With your fiercest wind Let me float across the sky 'Til I can rest again. As mentioned before, in Woman Work, the life of a woman is seen akin to that of a slave. They adore these phenomenal women. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. Both sugar cane and cotton are also grown in the warmer climate of the states of the South. She yearns for change but at the same time cannot leave her responsibilities. The entire of life of a housewife is based on sacrifices which she makes for her family.
Those are a lot of things to hold on your back. This is not the case for overheard; the stanzas are all consistently 4 lines long. For each poem a lot of dialect and vocabulary are used native to the countries these women are living in, Ireland and Southern America. If she is so unhappy in her life why is she not taking this chance for freedom? The poem moves from a negative to a positive point of view. In comparison to this Woman work does not maintain a consistent rhyme scheme, the first stanza has the rhyme scheme aa,bb,cc whilst the remaining stanzas have a a,b,c,b rhyme scheme. This calms down the overwhelmed readers and give them peace, just like the woman in the poem experiences after her long day of woman work. Phenomenal Woman Summary The first-person speaker of the poem to read the poem , presumably Angelou, is describing the allure she has as a woman.
She was not afraid of speaking in public, she used to do so to help others that were the victims of discrimination. The other character is nature, which is not human. Angelou compares men to bees and she says that whenever they see her they all surround her and they all want to get as close to her as possible. I felt like it was speaking to me and saying everything I wouldn't dare say. It reminded me of all the things women must do for their families.
The poetess has another view point. She says that whenever whe walks into a place full of men, they either stand up or fall on their knees which is a hyperbole. Her poem spoke of the United States as a place where disparate elements of history could come together and describes how all human are more alike than different. To better understand how Angelou came to see herself as a phenomenal woman, it may help to know a bit about her childhood and how it sculpted her. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. She mentions areas where one can get lost; giving us an insight into her conscience.