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Analysis and comments on Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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Comment 207 of 357, added on June 1st, 2007 at 10:15 AM.

When I read the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelo it sent a message to
me. She expresses her thoughts about her life and her looks. They give you
self confidence and help you to feel less self-conscious. You can tell she
has a feeling about racism. She inclines that it doesn’t matter if you are
black, white, or even purple!
She says she is phenomenal, you can tell she is. She thinks highly of
herself, to make the right decisions and how even if she isn’t “a fashion
model size” boys can still drop to their knees when they see her.
To other people she may seem like a mystery. But to me, Maya Angelo, is
one who already has life figured out. When someone is so sure about
everything she says she doesn’t care what other people think. She has “the
grace of her style.” She knows what’s in her and she knows how to tell it
like it is.
The ways she thinks is so proud and courageous! She can certainly say with
a smile that she isn’t perfect. She’s, “not cute or built to fit a fashion
model size.” She may not be perfect but maybe she likes it that way. She
doesn’t have to be loud or jumpy to be someone special. She can be liked
just the way she is.
She won’t change for anyone. She won’t change her looks or her ways. “It’s
the fire in her eyes.” She can make a room smile by just telling you her
confidence-boosting advice. She is a woman, phenomenally. And guess what?
Maybe that’s me too.
Maybe all girls are phenomenal women! Maybe we can all stand up and say “I
rise!” And we ALL can feel good about the way we look and the way we are!
She is a phenomenal woman. If you don’t think so, take it up with her. But
I promise she will tell you, “It’s the click of my heels, the bend of my
hair, the palm of my hand, the need of my care. ‘Cause I am a woman
phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me.”


Ali Ottum from United States
Comment 206 of 357, added on May 31st, 2007 at 8:25 AM.

I love this pome I read it every night. I seems like the pome was made for
me. When I read this pome it made me see that people can love me for me
because I am a Phenomenal Women.

Angel Price from United States
Comment 205 of 357, added on April 18th, 2007 at 12:14 PM.

this poem discribes me in so many ways thats why i love it so much

Roxanne barrett from United States
Comment 204 of 357, added on April 13th, 2007 at 8:10 PM.

Ilove poem so nice how did youcome up with this poem

Jessica Collins from United States
Comment 203 of 357, added on April 13th, 2007 at 5:36 PM.

I absolutely love this poem. It's stayed with me from the first time I read
it. Well done. Much praise.

Kia from United States
Comment 202 of 357, added on April 13th, 2007 at 5:36 PM.

I absolutely love this poem. It's stayed with me from the first time I read
it. Well done. Much praise.

Kia from United States
Comment 201 of 357, added on April 3rd, 2007 at 10:57 AM.

I can re-late to this poem in a number of ways..I myself like you know that
i am a phenomenal woman.I follow my dreams and i dont let anyone tell me i
cant be any thing.Like i said before you are my hero..one of my life time
goals is to meet you and perhaps have a cup of tea.!!

Danielle from United States
Comment 200 of 357, added on February 28th, 2007 at 10:14 PM.

that was good

some guy from Canada
Comment 199 of 357, added on February 26th, 2007 at 9:01 PM.

It made a lot of sense. usually when i first read a poem i dont get it or i
dont 0like it but this has become one of my favorites. It changes the
everyday ideal of the envied woman.

Tsion from United States
Comment 198 of 357, added on February 20th, 2007 at 10:28 PM.

I love this poem. Being a woman, it really speaks to my heart. Today, many
people do not understand that a woman does not have to be beautiful only on
the outside, but on the insides as well. It is what she has to offer of
herself that makes her Phenomenal. I live by this poem as I am this
woman:strong, passionate and beautiful. Thank you Ms. Maya Angelou, these
are truly words to stand by.

Shilpa from Belize

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
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