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Comment 27 of 28, added on June 13th, 2012 at 9:45 PM.

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Comment 26 of 28, added on February 24th, 2012 at 6:22 PM.
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yall stupid maya angelou is grat this poem is not boring

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Comment 25 of 28, 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
death.

Kyra from United States
Comment 24 of 28, 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

Rhonda
Comment 23 of 28, added on January 24th, 2011 at 2:49 PM.
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this poem is sooo trippy when ur high

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Comment 22 of 28, added on December 13th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 21 of 28, added on June 2nd, 2010 at 7:24 AM.

This poem is about someone that is dieing, and trying really hard to fight
the challenge and stay alive, because she/he loves to live

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Comment 20 of 28, added on May 6th, 2010 at 2:39 PM.
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Comment 19 of 28, added on March 28th, 2009 at 1:01 AM.

I think this poem is about the use of drugs, and the struggle to stop. When
Angelou mentions seeing death around her, it means that she is seeing a lot
of people dying from drugs, yet she can't seem to stop herself.

"because I love to live"
'Live' is the feeling of freedom that drugs give.

Carly from United States

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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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