Name Course Institution Date Poem interpretation The main theme of the poem by Maya Angelou is to praise Bill Clinton during his inauguration due to his influence in America. The author has compared Bill Clinton with a tree a river or even a rock which indicated that the Muslim the Catholics the Greeks the Rabbi The Irish The sheik the preacher the gay and also the straight respect and listen to him. Work cited Angelou Maya. “Inaugural Poem | EServer Poetry.” Poetry.Eserver.Org 2018 poetry.eserver.org Pat. “HOW TO ANALYZE A POEM.” Vaniercollege.Qc.Ca 2018 https://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/tlc/tipsheets/reading-and-analyzing/how-to-analyze-a-poem.pdf.
Read Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning” located under “Modules” as well as watch the YouTube video of her reciting the poem at Bill Clinton’s inauguration speech. The link of her poem is called “Inaugural Poem” because she spoke the poem at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Here is the link to the poem: poetry.eserver.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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Maya Angelou’s Poem “On the Pulse of Morning”
Then, read the PDF on how to analyze a poem:
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Write your own interpretation of the poem with at least 250 words by identifying one approach from the Critical Approaches to Literature handout to help with your analysis found under this week’s reading module: Week 2: Tuesday, January 9th – Saturday, January 13th Readings and Instructions. Please include analysis from the text of the poem as well as the performance of the poem being spoken by Maya Angelou. You are more than welcome to focus on a specific stanza in the poem or a certain section. You do not need to analyze the entire poem.