The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou - "Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well" Part Three Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.
This section contains 317 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou Study Guide

"Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well" Part Three Summary

"Request" pleads for the father of a country, assumedly America, to come forward and give the "bastard" country a proper name. The poetry describes another country in "Africa." This country starts majestic, but falls to ruin through modernization. The country theme continues in "America," in which America's potential is described, but lamented. According to this description, the true goodness remains hidden. The reader returns to Africa in "For Us, Who Dare Not Dare." A tour of the beautiful and proud landscape sweeps from the Nile, through the Congo, and down the jungle.

The spiritual is explored in "Lord, in My Heart." The narrator vows, though he/she values religion, he/she cannot follow the golden rule. If struck, he/she would...

(read more from the "Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well" Part Three Summary)

This section contains 317 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook