The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou - Part One: "Where Love is a Scream of Anguish" Summary & Analysis

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Part One: "Where Love is a Scream of Anguish" Summary

The poems of this collection range from humorous to tragic, long to short, introspective to global. The poet grows much throughout the work, dealing with bigger and more complex issues. Any poem allows for analysis, though no analysis will be complete, as the poem speaks to each reader differently. Race, class, and gender are just a few of the themes discussed in this work.

"They Went Home" tells of a person who receives praise of many men. She possesses the virtues of cleanliness, grace, witty speech, and beauty. The nature of the relationship between the narrator and the men remains unknown, but they do tell their wives of the narrator's home. The men stay only a few days and return home. As the name would...

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