The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou - "I Shall Not Be Moved" Summary & Analysis

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"I Shall Not Be Moved" Summary

"Worker's Song" tells of the life of a factory worker. Though often overlooked, the worker contributes much to society. Continuing the connection of humanity theme, "Human Family" points out that all people share similarities. Yet everyone contributes to the world through his/her unique nature. Negative aspects of society come out, though, in "Man Bigot." In short order, the poet declares that the worst thing in the world is a bigot. "Old Folks Laugh" delights in telling of the contentment of the elderly who cease to worry about what others think of them. A person who lives to this point and retains the ability to laugh has much to contribute yet.

The meaning of life comes into question in "Is Love." Between birth and death, the only meaningful thing, to this poet, may...

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