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one of the people that inspired maya angelou to write poetry was one of the wealthy ladies in her town. when maya refused to speak, this wealthy lady would inspire her to read poetry. after that, i guess she loved it!

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4mo ago

Maya Angelou was motivated to write by her desire to share her experiences, emotions, and perspectives with the world. Writing served as a form of self-expression and empowerment for her, allowing her to give voice to the African American experience, fight against injustice, and inspire others with her words.

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Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Paul Lawrence, and her own depressing life experiences inspired her.

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Maya Angelou was motivated to write her first autobiography, "i know why the caged bird sings" after her friend's death (Martin Luther King Jr.). he died on her birthday.

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12y ago

her parents were divorced and she wrote to keep her mind off things

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Her mother told her that she can read them out in public were all the people can hear what you write in poetry.

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14y ago

What inspired Maya Angelou to start writing books was a famous poet William Shakespeare.

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