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Analysis and comments on Woman Work by Maya Angelou

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Comment 18 of 118, added on October 31st, 2008 at 12:32 PM.

norine, you are a braindead. What are there besides those of "both men and
women." Please stop trolling message boards with your BiPolar story fishing
for sympathy. Norine, please stop this ignorance i beg you.

BIG from United States
Comment 17 of 118, added on March 10th, 2008 at 3:24 AM.

nice poem but you used two different styles why?
how were you inspired to write this poem? where were you when you wrote it?

Comment 16 of 118, added on May 27th, 2007 at 2:47 AM.

I wanted you to know how much your poetry has influenced my life and
encouraged me through tough times, and in good times it has inspired me.
You see I am Bipolar and that can be very rough but in my darkest hours i
turn to God, Prayer and Your Poetry. I would also like you to know that I
am a white woman who very proudly calls you her favorite inspirational
poet who inspires all races of both men and women. My sincerest
gratitude and please continue to write prolifically.

norine from United States
Comment 15 of 118, added on March 23rd, 2007 at 12:50 PM.

I was at work & got tired of just thinking of all that has to be done when
I get home. I decided to google you & I have to say your poem has
brightened my day! My kids are awesome & I really don't mind doing anything
for them but your poem made me smile at all that we actually do in a day.
Once again Ms. Maya you have lifted a woman's spririts. May God Bless You &
Heaven Smile Upon You.

CORNELIA from United States
Comment 14 of 118, added on February 7th, 2007 at 11:11 AM.


arbrion from United States
Comment 13 of 118, added on January 29th, 2007 at 1:26 PM.

Maya Angelo u are the best!! i was sitting down reading poems and some how
i stop to read yours, so i picked the one i care for the BEST!! and Woman
Work was one, i thought about my mother doing all the work in our house
hold and many things she does to put food on the table.well any ways i
really enjoyed the poem
u really help me really under stand many things.im giving u my best friend
e-mail because i dont have one but if u di write back she will let me
know,because she knows i look up 2 u.. Bye-bye and by the way u are very
beauful To me Truly!! (Chitara)Baton Rouge LA
Kenil worth middle School!!

Chitara from United States
Comment 12 of 118, added on January 2nd, 2007 at 9:32 PM.

my opinion to this poem is it a poem based on something true that most
housewives have to do no matter what other circumstances are.no matter how
much you try to get away from the routines you end up having to do it
because its a pattern in your life.

Dyala from United States
Comment 11 of 118, added on April 6th, 2006 at 8:02 PM.

This poem not only critisizes the situation of women, but rejoices in the
power of women to overcome the tasks they are often burdened with. The
speaker may not exactly be looking forward to completing her work, but she
certainly does not let herself become bogged down by her responsibilities.
THIS is the lesson Maya Angelou is sending. It is not feministic, but
universal. We all have our jobs to do, but it is in our ability to
recognize the LIGHT in them that we can truly shine.

R from United States
Comment 10 of 118, added on March 17th, 2006 at 9:15 AM.

this poem tells us that women all over the world have more work then men.
the way she deliever this poem shows plethora of emotion... do any one
agree with me?

ashley from United States
Comment 9 of 118, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 2:49 AM.

her words are felt in my heart and the simplicity is a breath of fresh air.
knowing someone understands makes my path a little smoother. Thank you Maya

ginger from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Woman Work
Added: Apr 13 2005
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