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Comment 26 of 31, added on February 24th, 2012 at 6:22 PM.

yall stupid maya angelou is grat this poem is not boring

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Comment 25 of 31, added on May 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 PM.

The poem The Lesson is just that, it is a lesson. We are constantly and
forever dying, both the cycle of lows and hardships as well as the literal
and inevitable progression of life towards its end. But death is as much a
part of life as life is, and we cannot be paralyzed by fear of death so
that we do not live life. To appreciate what it means to live we must
experience, learn from, and go on despite these struggles and mistakes.
Thus we can only live and continue to live if we can accept the reality of

Kyra from United States
Comment 24 of 31, added on April 30th, 2011 at 10:35 PM.

I think this poems makes more sense if you replace "I keep on dying" with
"I keep on living." Angelou is trying to express that all these events
around her that try force her to stop living life, the knowledge of
inevitable death, failing health are worth fighting through because she is
willing to die if that means she can live

Comment 23 of 31, added on January 24th, 2011 at 2:49 PM.

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: The Lesson
Added: Apr 13 2005
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Poem of the Day: May 12 2012

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