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Analysis and comments on Passing Time by Maya Angelou

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Comment 9 of 65, added on November 28th, 2008 at 2:38 AM.

This is a lovely poem; I'm glad it was up this morning and brought to my
attention by another commenter. To me this is a very sensual poem, one of
opposites, the yin yang - it is one of sexual attraction and even of
ejaculation and conception. I am sure that if I didn't know the color of
the author's skin, I would not have ever read it any other way.

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Comment 8 of 65, added on November 28th, 2008 at 12:54 AM.

The first stanza conveys difference, but not dislike, in race and skin
colour. The second and third stanzas signify hope and a turning in the way
that races view one another. There is hope in this poem and I feel that
Maya has shown great wisdom in this very powerful yet very compact poem.

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Comment 7 of 65, added on April 13th, 2007 at 8:13 PM.

nice work it reminds me of something

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Comment 6 of 65, added on February 27th, 2007 at 12:25 PM.

your poem makes a person feel good about there self as becoming a black
women fighting against one another for rights ps.im only 11

deshay robinson from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Passing Time
Added: Apr 13 2005
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Poem of the Day: Feb 4 2008


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