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

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

"I Almost Remember" tells of a television viewer, who, after being saddened by images of starving children, ceases to smile. While he becomes a prisoner in his own home, the subject of "Prisoner" actually describes his time in jail. The noises of the prison haunt the man.

The subject matter turns in "Woman Me," which describes a beautiful woman. The beauty of the woman, inside and out, inspires children. "John J." tells of another individual, this time a boy, rejected by his mother. No amount of outside love or vices fills the emptiness of his mother's rejection. Hope revives in "Southeast Arkanasia," however. The horrors of the past, though insidious, can be forgiven. More hurts of the past are discussed in...

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