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Questions about the works of the American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; 1928 – 2014) and her life as a writer. Angelou published seven works of autobiography, starting with 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' (1969).

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What does "where water is not thirsty" mean in Maya Angelou's "Alone"?

The opening stanza of Maya Angelou's poem "Alone" goes like this: Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with ...
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