No one has ever said that life is easy, especially those that lived during the 1930's and 40's in an era known as The Great Depression. During the.
depression, life was an on going struggle for all. In the South, it seemed.
that African Americans suffered the greatest. When the novel "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"" by Maya Angelou is read, a door is opened to a world that most try to forget. Maya Angelou is able to describe her experiences growing up in the south in such a vivid way through her use of literary techniques such as ____, ____, and ____. Her exquistite techniques allows the reader to experience the events of Maya's life right along side of her.
Maya Angelou uses an aphoristic style similar to that of Ralph.
Waldo Emerson's. This style is greatly used to express the tensions that occur within the south. She writes concisely about life's little secrets. By.
describing events that occurred while she was growing up, she.
intentionally implies that she wasn't any sort of exception, but that.
everything that happened to her happened ten fold to others. An instance of this is shown when her and her grandma were trying to hide her brother, Bailey, from the Ku Klux Klan. The group of white supremacist were killing off young black men without giving them the chance to prove their innocence, simply because.
they felt that blacks were not worthy enough to share the same air as.
them. Conflicts between the Ku Klux Klan and blacks occured more often than not in the south, so Maya wasn't only painting a picture of an event that occured rarely in the south, but an everyday occurance that many were forced to deal with within their lives. ".looks good. The black man hasn't even begun to storm the.
battlefront."" This quote can be taken in many different ways. I take it.
as a boast of sorts, "Look how far blacks have come; look at what they have accomplished, and they haven't even begun to put up a fight.