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Compose a response to the following three sets of questions:

Do you see evidence of risk-taking in Angelou’s essay? If so, where? What makes this essay so powerful? What can we learn from Angelou in terms of writing about our own experiences?

How does Angelou communicate ‘meaning’ in this essay? Does she ‘show’ us with detail or does she ‘tell’ us everything directly? Does she encode the meaning of the essay in symbols and details or does she express it directly.

What is the difference between showing and telling? Is one harder to do than the other? Which do you prefer and why? Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research.