Q:

What is "Letter to My Daughter"?

A:

Quick Answer

"Letter to My Daughter" is a book written by Maya Angelou and published in 2008. It deals with the author's own notions of what it means to live meaningfully, recalling past friendships and cherishing the little things, such as a meal of red rice.

 Know More

Full Answer

Angelou has been praised for her poetic works, as well as her performances of them. Her audiences have been described as typically spellbound.

Her work is traced to the oral traditions of her African-American forebears, including slave and work songs. She used personal memories and experiences to describe her own responses to suffering. Often, her work deals with themes, such as race and sex, but within a broad sociological context.

Learn more about Writing

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What should a dedication page say in a book?

    A:

    A book's dedication page should address the people who the author is dedicating the work to and should tell why the book is being dedicated to the chosen people. The reason for dedication should be personal and show how important the people dedicated are to the writer's life. For example, it may provide a short memorable story about the person or include a joke between the writer and the person.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you cite a book in an academic paper?

    A:

    To cite a book in an academic paper, insert a parenthetical note after the quote or paraphrase from the book, and include the book in your Works Cited page. Follow the formatting directions that are specific to the style guide chosen by your professor, such as MLA, APA or Chicago/Turabian.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are text features?

    A:

    Text features are the parts of a book, story or article that are outside the main body of text. They include a book's table of contents, glossary and index as well as photos, illustrations, charts, diagrams and headings that are integrated into the text.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an example of diary writing?

    A:

    Perhaps the most famous example of diary writing is the book "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl." This book is a collection of the writings of Anne Frank while she was in hiding with her family during World War II.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore