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"the Lesson" by Maya Angelou -analyzed

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By: Nicole Lutz "The Lesson" I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge.
The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live. the Diction Figurative Language Marxism Principles Conflict Maya Angelou The Poem Abstract Example Example Concrete
Has sensory words of memory and
getting old and loving life




“Memory of old tombs” uses physical things to demonstrate abstract ideas Rotting flesh and worms Example Lines along my face Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children. Simile A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, using like or as Personification Figurative Language The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face. Imagery Olfactory Describe the effects of
getting older and
the struggles I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children. Builds up the aging
through sensory words Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. Kinesthetic Background Title: "The Lesson"
Author: Maya Angelou
When Written: no exact date
Published in a book of her complete works of poetry Character A person who overcomes struggles through life, even death, simply because life is worth living. Setting The Life of everyday people. Struggles of life and
growing old and dying Society It shows the overcoming of death to living and loving life to the fullest
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