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Maya Angelou’s I Know Why Caged Bird Sings: Chapter 14 & 15

Maya Angelou’s I Know Why Caged Bird Sings illustrates how an innocent and naive girl growing up in the midst of the Great Depression overcomes life’s many obstacles and becomes the powerful and influential woman she is today. Maya is a world renowned author, teacher, speaker, actress, and mother. Through this autobiographical piece, Maya’s use…

Kay Boyle’s The Astronomer’s Wife: Analysis

In  the  “Astronomer’s  Wife”  by  Kay  Boyle,  something  as  simple  as  a  conversation  with  a  plumber  about  a  stopped  elbow  is  enough  to  trigger  an  awakening  in  Mrs.  Katherine  Ames.  When  Mrs.  Ames  realized  that  the  plumber  was  talking  about  something  she  understood  (the  stopped  elbow),  she  realized  that  her  marital  problems  were  not  the …