Essays Tagged: "Momma"

How Maya Angelou gives personal account of her life and how she dealt with abandonment and loneliness, discrimination, and rape in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

she and her brother Bailey had been sent to live with their paternal grandmother, whom they called Momma, in the southern town of Stamps, Arkansas. Momma, with strict discipline and little affection, ... little affection, taught Maya to live with dignity and respect. Despite the care they received from Momma in Stamps, Maya and Bailey always seemed to sense a feeling of abandonment. Yearly, they recei ...

(5 pages) 179 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Raisin in the Sun"- play vs movie

e complete edge and is thinking of stealing a community's money and the rest of the family, besides Momma, seemed to lose their faith and trust in him. When things seemed hopeless with the loss of the ... ry, and respect for each other overcame the family, particularly Walter and Beneatha. Nevertheless, Momma soon sets Beneatha straight with an emotional and positive speech about how there is "always s ...

(7 pages) 138 0 1.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Character analysis of Momma in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Character Analysis of Annie Henderson (Momma)In Maya Angelou's autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the readeris introduced to a ... ommunity, and a deep love for everything she touches. AnnieHenderson, affectionately referred to as Momma, has the greatest influence over MayaAngelou, from childhood to adolescence.Momma lives in Sta ... rietor of the only general store, the Wm. Johnson GeneralMerchandise Store, in the black community. Momma has a strong entrepreneurial spirit.She has owned this store for some twenty-five years, start ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Maya Angelou shows and not tells in her autobiography "i know why the caged bird sings" a simple, 5 paragraph essay, yet it makes some good points. graded well.

ivate the reader's imagination. Certain situations are explained perfectly by Maya Angelou, such as Momma's discussion with Mrs. Flowers. Because of such articulate descriptions, the reader is pulled ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Silver and Gold

d me to attend church with them. I always said no because I knew what my parents would probably say.Momma, "I want to go to church." She turned her head and looked at me in a strange way? "Whom do you ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar

Essay on Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou relating to the main character, Maya and growing up in her home town of Stamps, Arkansas

barely understand her reasons for this and rejected or rebelled to this responsive behavior. "Since Momma told us that the less to say to whitefolks (or even powhitetrash) the better, Bailey and I wou ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How It feels To Be Athletic

gal. Sometimes I might even get an energetic "Howdy" back or a "How are you, she's so cute," to my Momma. I was always talkin' up a storm, welcoming people to the restaurant; maybe the management too ...

(3 pages) 470 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Maya's Influences (The House On Mango Street)

k for. That is a very important example of his influence in her life.During the time she lived with Momma Henderson, she went through almost to many examples of influence to tell. One time, when Maya ... influence to tell. One time, when Maya was young, a group of powhitetrash girls tried to overpower Momma because of their race. Momma actually stood up to the girls, and out witted them. Maya had see ...

(3 pages) 549 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History


y had the love of my mother. My other little monster friends would always pick on me and call me a "Momma's boy". The little monsters would always leave me out because they said I was different. ... rk hard, have strong will, and determination. My peers would pick on me because of this. I was the "Momma's boy" to all of the kids. They outcast me from all of their groups. I couldn't even han ...

(2 pages) 256 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

they were sent away to the foreign area of Stamps to live with their grandmother, who they called "Momma", when they're parents divorced. Stamps was a poor black town with only a few whites. Mo ... d everything with, was soon her stranger. Maya and Bailey were returned back to Stamps to live with Momma. After living with Momma for a while, Maya was sent to live with Vivian in San Francisc ...

(1 pages) 521 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Influences On Maya

me into and out of her life, only a few made a lasting impression on her. Bailey, Mrs. Flowers, and Momma were the biggest role models throughout her childhood and also had the most positive influence ... they didn't do it together, they were punished equally anyway. When Maya said "by the way,"� Momma not only whipped Maya for cursing, but she whipped Bailey and their friend Junior as well with ...

(4 pages) 3598 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Flowers In The Attic

ce in a perfect house with characters that have the perfect life (Christopher, Cathy, Cory, Carrie, Momma, and Daddy Dollanganger). But soon there is a tragedy in the family by the loss of the father. ...

(1 pages) 426 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

George Wallace "You Can Do Better" review MLA format

e taken the first step towards a more productive and happier life.It seems "like every one and they momma" has told me I can do better; however no one has ever told me I can't. Unless you surround you ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


divorce that resulted in her and her four-year old brother, Bailey, living with their grandmother, Momma Henderson, in Stamps, Arkansas. Momma?s store was home for the children and their father?s cri ... the same name were taken from the poem ?Sympathy.? It was published by Paul Laurence Dunbar in 1899.Momma raised Maya (Marguerite) and Bailey in a Christian environment, where they attended the black ...

(8 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Leadership in the church

Analysis of The Apostle 1. The Leadership Situation "Say hello to momma for me. I can't tell her what I done, I really can't. I got to go, got to go. I love you," Son ...

(8 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

What's eating Gilbert Grape

many things he could have done to make his family and himself a better situation. Such as encourage Momma to lose weight and take more responsibility, get a new job to make life more interesting, etc. ... t is difficult to seek him as being good or bad. Because he feels trapped by his family, especially Momma and Arnie, he is sometimes angry. And his reactions are not good. But he also feels guilty aft ...

(2 pages) 1756 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The danger of having been blac

he first act that made her burst in tears was when the three little powhitetrash girls were mocking Momma her grandmother. They were calling her by the first name instead of the last name. " Bye, Anni ... ow their impudence to the owner because they were white. They were as poor as, and even poorer than Momma, but their skin made the difference.How can I imagine that only because I am black, I could no ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Respecting Diversity

thinking that he is not like everyone else. His disability starts when he is only three years old: Momma related times without end, and without any show of emotion, how Uncle Willie had been dropped ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape

nt him to live sometimes you dont." so from the beginning it was going to be hard. But as a sign of mommas despair she resorted to comfort eating and gained weight untill she became so overweight she ... not to 'disappear' on her. It was gilbert who became the fathre figure of the house taking care of momma arnie his own job and all the repairs on the house

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Ghostly Awakening

ust looked at the mysterious figure, gradually swaying from side to side. I wanted to scream for my momma, but I was afraid if I did the creature would try to kidnap me, or something worse. I started ... ke another hour had passed. Then, I finally worked up enough courage to call for my mom. I yelled " momma", No one came. I yelled again. Still no one came. I yelled one last time. Finally my mom came ...

(2 pages) 379 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing