Figurative Language PersonificationStanza 2: Stanza 3: Stanza 4:Shine on me, sunshine Storm, blow me from here Fall gently, snowflakesRain on me, rain With your fiercest wind Cover me with whiteFall softly, dewdrops Let me float across the sky Cold icy kisses andAnd cool my brow again. ‘Til I can rest again. Let me rest tonight. Sun, rain, curving sky Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone Star shine, moon glow You’re all that I can call my Hyperbola own.
Character and Setting The character in this poetry is a housewife The setting is in her own house in America 1960s-1970s
Maya Angelou Marguerite Annie Johnson born on 4th April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri experienced the brutality of racial discrimination in her childhood respected as a spokesperson for Black people and womenI Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (1970)Gather Together in My Name (1974)A Song Flung Up To Heaven (2002)She is also the first African-American woman who wrote a scenarioof a movie, Georgia, Georgia (1971) Source: mayaangelou.com
Marxism TheoryThe main principles of Marxist theory: - reality itself can be defined and understood. - society shapes our consciousness. - social and economic conditions influence. - Marxism details a plan for changing the world.
Analysis of “Woman Work” by Maya Angelouby using Marxism theory Aspects included: -- Background of the poem -- Society -- Conflict -- Contrary
Background of the PoemThe text is published in August, 12 1978.The author intended to publish the poem to the public in 1978, included in And Still I Rise book.The poem tells about woman in that era where feminism appeared and the issue about woman as the subordinate.The author, Maya Angelou is a member of the oppressor, because her poem tells about woman as she is, and she tries to describe the woman work and woman feeling about it, through her poem.The economic issues when the poem published are …
ConflictsMan creates the ideology of woman work. Man gives what woman needs, but she has to take care of family includes man.Woman gets what she needs from man.Contrary Woman wants to runaway from her problem. Woman is set to work at home and taking care of her family. The main character defies the dominant ideology.
SocietyIt reveals the class structure of gender.It reveals the class conflict in the year the poem was created.It shows that there is a character being oppressed.