Maya Angelou | Critical Essay by R. B. Stepto

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Maya Angelou.
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Critical Essay by R. B. Stepto

SOURCE: A review of And Still I Rise, in Parnassus,Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall–Winter, 1979, pp. 313–15.

In the following review, Stepto finds the poems in Angelou's third volume “woefully thin,” but significant because of their relation to her autobiographical writing.

And Still I Rise is Angelou's third volume of verse, and most of its thirty-two poems are as slight as those which dominated the pages of the first two books. Stanzas such as this one,

In every town and village, In every city square, In crowded places I search the faces Hoping to find Someone to care. 

or the following,

Then you rose into my life, Like a promised sunrise. Brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong, Now I'm where I belong. 

cannot but make...

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