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Maya Angelou

Subject: Literature

1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

African American English

African American English   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
1,435 words

...Franklin , the court records of Salem, Massachusetts, and several other sources may be found before the 1790 s—and all without any recourse to fictional sources. The wealth of material after that date is simply astonishing. Contemporary African-American writers, including Maya Angelou , Langston Hughes , Toni Morrison , Alice Walker , and Richard Wright , have provided literary versions of AAVE English that continue to have an impact on broader interpretations of English usage and American literature. Conclusion African-American varieties of English vary...

Bibliography, Selected

Bibliography, Selected   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
54,714 words

... A Stranger's Guide to the Frauds of London (London 1808) Andrews, Miles Peter Belphegor (London 1778) —— Better Late than Never (London 1790) —— The Election (London 1774) —— Fire and Water! (London 1780) [London 1790] —— The Mysteries of the Castle (London 1795) Angelou, Maya Gather Together In My Name (New York 1974) Annals of the Army of Cumberland and Army Police Records ed. John Fitch (Philadelphia 1863) Anonymous The Amorous Miller's Garland (Newcastle, UK 1740) —— Arden of Feversham (London 1592) —— The Art of Meditation over an...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

...Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A volume of memoirs ( 1970 ) by the African-American writer, singer and actress Maya Angelou ( b.1928 ). Angelou borrowed her title from a line in the poem ‘Sympathy’ by the US poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar ( 1872–1906 We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. john webster : The White Devil ( 1612 ), V.iv...

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