No Loser, No Weeper Essay

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No Loser, No Weeper

In Maya Angelou's, No loser, No Weeper,is one of her many poems, she describes the
emotional state she endured growing up in the 1920's during the Depression, by using tone,
diction, repetition, rhyme, and figurative language. Because of the suffering that she
has endured as an African American Woman during the 1920's, Angelou's life made her far
more than a loser ora weeper instead, she would be labeled a poet, an actress, a teacher,
a playwright, dancer, author, and a survivor. In order to understand the success of Ms.
Maya Angelo we must first understand her background.

Maya Angelo grew up with her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas, along with her brother.
Angelo has experienced a lot of negative things in her life. The Great Depression, her
parents' death, racism, being sexually abused at an early age, becoming a single mother in
her middle teenage years and bad marriages. This period in Maya's life constitutes much
of the pain that is included in many other poems.

In the poem, ANo Loser, No Weeper," Maya describes how she just hates to lose something,
whether is small like a watch or a toy. Moreover this poem is directed towards another
female trying to steal her lover. Maya wants to make it clear to the woman not touch her
Alover-boy." She explains her warning by stating that she hates to lose something Aeven a
dime, I wish I was dead." We gather from that statement that losing something so small
and worthless as a dime would make Maya wish she was dead is very serious and very
threatening. This remark can be traced back to her background to when the trauma in her
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