Maya Angelou: Styles of Writing & Poetry


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What is a similarity of Maya Angelou's writing style in her poetry and prose?

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1. Why is the title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings typical of Maya Angelou's writing style?

2. What two elements does Maya Angelou combine in her novels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We've assembled this worksheet and quiz combination to assess your understanding of Maya Angelou's poetic and literary styles. With the quiz, you'll be covering key study points such as a comparison between her prose and poetry and the significance one of the titles of her books.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Literary genres included in Angelou's novels
  • Eye dialect
  • Call and response in her writings

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Maya Angelou's literary and poetic styles
  • Making connections - use understanding of her poetry and its connection to her prose
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of eye dialect in her writings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about combined elements in her novels and the title of one of her books

Additional Learning

Read more about the famous author with the lesson called Maya Angelou: Styles of Writing & Poetry. You'll be going over these particular areas of study:

  • When and where she was born
  • Her influence on other black female authors
  • An analysis of Angelou's various writings
  • Themes in her literary works
  • Overview of her poetic achievements