However, we can reasonably assume that Maya Angelou is the speaker, as she expresses her feelings about her own life experiences. The speaker initially does not address anyone in particular. The poem is free verse. It does not follow a consistent meter or rhyme scheme.
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WORDS: Friendship by David Whyte – The Value of Sparrows
On Aging a poem by Maya Angelou, the poet describes feelings as an aging person, who is growing older and tired. The simile in this poem Maya compares herself to a bag sitting on a shelf. Or even something that we have put up and pushed to the back of the shelf and forgotten. Stop your sympathy! The poet wants us to see that even when walking shakily or stumbling that its not out of laziness. That even though the poet has grown older, and her physical appearance has changed, and bodily functions are starting to deteriorate the poet is still the same person the poet was when the poet was younger.
The Value of Sparrows
Angelou has inspired many people by telling her life story to the public, but not only did she inspire, she also created a very different and personal point of view of the world we live in. Nonetheless, even though Angelou wrote mostly about anguished. Maya Angelou was considered numerus things during her life she was an author, poet, actor, director, singer, dancer, writer and civil rights activist. She was considered one of the most renowned and influential voices of current views. She is one of the few recognisable civil rights activist working right beside Martin Luther Jr and many other leaders including presidents.
Her life is described in The Bell Jar through events, characters, and her written poems that conclude Sylvia Plath and Esther Greenwood are very much the same people. When she was eight years old, her father had died from diabetes, and she blamed him for leaving her at such a young age. Due to this, she both loved and hated her father.