|Graduation of maya angelou
write personal response to an experience, reading or specific question. Connect what you have read to personal experience ,include the impact the reader had on you.i have some of sentence from Maya Angelou Graduation that needs to be in the essay here are they. ‘My work alone had awarded me a top place and i was going to be one of the first called in the graduating. Henry Reed was valedictory, his speech was entiled ‘To Be or Not to Be. it may be enough ,however to have it said that we survive in exact relationship to the dedication of our poets (include preachers, musicians, and blues singer. c
Reflection Paper on “Graduation” by Maya Angelou
I find the story “Graduation’ by Maya Angelou very interesting particularly in the way the author expresses the excitement, expectations, doubts and novelty of graduations during her time. I can also relate with the author’s portrayal of the tendency by parents to start working on their children’s attire months before the graduation day. It shows the extreme extent of parents’ determination to ensure that the graduation day becomes a success. Moreover, I like the way Maya Angelou states that “My work alone had awarded me a top place and I was going to be one of the first called in the graduating.” It reminds how, as one of the well-performing students in my class, I looked forward to my graduation day.
All through college, right from the start, I was working to be the valedictorian. In the story, the narrator states that she was proud that “Henry Reed was valedictorian, his speech was entitled ‘To Be or Not to Be,”. This reminds me of how I was devastatingly disappointed that my very competitive friend beat me in the struggle to become a valedictorian. I find that I relate so much with Maya not just because I did not become the valedictorian of our graduating class, but also because she portrays the theme of graduation with the seriousness it deserves.
From the analysis of the story, it is evident that during Maya’s days blacks did not have the same privileges as whites. But that is not my focus as I cannot relate to it. My focus has is on the way she properly depicts graduation by indicating that it is should be regarded as an individual’s biggest achievement. I do take it as seriously as Maya does. The narrator chooses to read and write so do I. I agree with the narrator that: “It may be enough, however to have it said that we survive in exact relationship to the dedication of our poets (include preachers, musicians, and blues singers).”