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Analysis and comments on Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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Comment 161 of 421, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 10:57 PM.

This poem could inspire any africian Americian to do anything, and not to
be ashamed of their colour. The first time i ever heard this poem was from
a movie called poetic justci and the reader in that movie was janet
jackson. From then i always wanted to read this poem myself only because it
could inhance a black womens self asteem, and i thank you for showing us
that we are worth a whole lot. Thank You

Deja from Canada
Comment 160 of 421, added on February 1st, 2006 at 7:03 PM.

As a fan of poetry, I would say this poem is one of the best ones I have
read. This can and will build up a woman's self-esteem. Yes, this poem is
indeed "Phenomenal".

Shauniece from United States
Comment 159 of 421, added on January 25th, 2006 at 12:35 PM.

This poem brights up my day everytime i read it. It makes me proud to be in
my skin

Shavonda G from United States
Comment 158 of 421, added on January 18th, 2006 at 1:16 AM.

That peom is so sexy and flow so smooth.

Comment 157 of 421, added on January 12th, 2006 at 9:16 AM.

It's such a blessing to hear, rather see, words that inspire, edify, and
encourage. I've never really heard all the words to this poem, but I was
lost for words when I did. May God continue to bless Ms. Angelou for her
aspirations. Thank you Ms. Angelou, though you may not read this.

Shalonda from United States
Comment 156 of 421, added on January 6th, 2006 at 1:24 AM.

i am blown away by the many layers of finely integrated perspective in this
poem. i think it's fantastic when you can compare yourself to others and
realise how much BETTER you are than them. and i know i get a real bang out
of walking into a room and understanding that i can CONTROL people in it. i
think those two traits together are the cornerstones of not only real
self-confidence and great self-esteem, but also of a very special
personality. maya whatssername is a totally inspirational artist and
PHENOMENAL WOMAN should be adapted to a pop song. it would definitely go to
number one, and it would be fantastic to hear of it being broadcast all
across america.

marc from Australia
Comment 155 of 421, added on December 12th, 2005 at 11:44 AM.

Well regina green just to inform you maya maybe thinking of black females
when wrinting this poem but my philippino/ecuadorian/italian behind as
well, was touched by this poem to claim exactly who Maya was reffering to
takes away from the beauty of the poem as well as the feeling for non-black

kimberly aniag from United States
Comment 154 of 421, added on December 10th, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

I loved it. Phenomenal woman, that's me =)

Maria from Portugal
Comment 153 of 421, added on November 22nd, 2005 at 12:17 PM.


DEYSHA WRIGHT from United States
Comment 152 of 421, added on November 10th, 2005 at 7:37 PM.

This poem is very inspiring to women everywhere!It's really great. This
past July, my cousin competed in the Miss New York State pagent and as her
talent she did an interpertive dance to this poem. She recieved a standing
ovation from all the women in the audience and everyone came up to her
after the performance and told her how great it was. She came in first

Briana from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
Added: Feb 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 21 2011

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