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Maya Angelou Writing Styles in The Heart of a Woman

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Perspective

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou is a work of non-fiction and therefore relies on the perspective of the author to relay pertinent information relative to the woman's journey. Although this book is a memoir, Angelou is able to present many facts objectively.

Dr. Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928. Angelou was raised in St. Louis as well as Stamps, Arkansas. Angelou rose in her various chosen careers despite racial oppression. To date, Dr. Angelou is considered to be a "global renaissance woman" and one of the most influential women in modern history. Angelou is known worldwide as a poet, educator, filmmaker, actress, singer, historian, civil rights activist, and novelist.

Angelou toured around the world, studied and danced with many greats of the world, including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. In 1957, she recorded Calypso Lady, her first album. In 1958, Angelou became a...

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