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Analysis and comments on The Lesson by Maya Angelou

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Comment 11 of 31, added on January 15th, 2007 at 3:46 PM.

To die is to be born again(to live), to live is to die.

Mecca from United States
Comment 10 of 31, added on May 7th, 2006 at 4:50 PM.

this poem catches my eye and im putting it in my project of other famouse
poets for school.i love this poem very much its very inspiring!keep up the
work maya,keep up the work.

shiane from Canada
Comment 9 of 31, added on April 11th, 2006 at 4:35 PM.

Dat poem waz insirational 2 me.It waz off da hook!

Amber from United States
Comment 8 of 31, added on February 21st, 2006 at 8:40 AM.

Woweeeeeee. =)

Goolia from New Zealand
Comment 7 of 31, added on February 14th, 2006 at 4:21 PM.

cool poem!!!!!!

Megan from United States
Comment 6 of 31, added on January 19th, 2006 at 9:40 PM.

Incredible. shows that no matter what you go through in life in the end it
will all be right again.

Merick from United States
Comment 5 of 31, added on November 20th, 2005 at 10:31 AM.

i agree with jewel e. and kathy on this.... they know what they're talking
about alright.

Leah from United States
Comment 4 of 31, added on October 17th, 2005 at 5:48 PM.

Angelou, in her tradition of powerful metaphorical poetry, likens the pain,
suffering, aging, and losses in life to actual death, and reincarnations to
the beauty of living. Pain and death become not a reason to avoid living,
but a necessary part of the reality of life. She does not learn the lesson
of avoiding the pain and death, rather, she learns the lesson that they are
a part of life also, along with birth, youth, happiness. etc. Lovely poem.

Kathy from United States
Comment 3 of 31, added on May 26th, 2005 at 7:22 PM.

This is very confusing and hope no one ever reads it.
I was confused and it included no rhyme... boring!
Dont recommend it to anyone...please
Dont go on reading it!! it's horrible!
Don't yuo agree

Sharron from Bulgaria
Comment 2 of 31, added on May 17th, 2005 at 10:15 PM.

Awesome,short and to the point! For me, dying to self is to Live again. The
Beginning of Life, may be many past hurts and pains, but with the help of
the Creater and a Will to Live, dying to the old self will give you renewed
hope and a Love for Life and a New You! Thank God we can become New, and
we can learn from past mistakes and share and lift others up! Life is a
lesson, so lets Learn and Live!

Jewel E. 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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