HE POWER OF LOVE IN ―TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL‖ BY MAYA ANGELOU

Yosep B. Margono- Slamet, Daniel Martin

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to find the meaning of love in Maya Angelou‘s poem, ―Touched by an Angel.‖ To analyze the poem, the authors rely on one of the four of Abrams‘ classic approaches to literature, i.e. expressive theory, stating that a work of literature is an expression of the inner feelings of the author. Using this theory, the authors find that ―Touched by an Angel‖ was created based on her life experiences. Our analysis shows that there are three types of love that are significant in this poem in relation to the poet‘s life. Maya Angelou‘s difficult life experiences are reflected in this poem. Therefore, love becomes very significant and powerful in the poem.

Keywords


expressive theory, literature as expression, kinds of love, power of love

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