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Analysis and comments on Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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Comment 17 of 357, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 6:10 PM.

I love the poem so much that created a male version of it entitled
"Phenomenal Man." Go to www.publishedauthors.net/sidneywatson to view
poem.

Sidney Watson from United States
Comment 16 of 357, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 8:15 AM.

i love this poem. this is actualy one of my favorites. i first heard at a
church conference for young adults. to me maya was letting every female
know that they are worth something. she wants us to understand that we
stand at a certain level that know who think they are higher than us, put
us down. she wants us to build a high self-asteem in us that we could stand
tall outbeat all of our boundaries...

nikita from United States
Comment 15 of 357, added on October 31st, 2004 at 7:26 PM.

Rev. Regina Green

September 2004

Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Women is ringing with the essence of many beautiful black
women. Emphasis must be placed on Black American women, do to the concept
of American beauty. Black women are rarely identified in the category of
American beauty ,except they look like tinted Caucasian women such as
Halley Berry, whom the white boys call a "Babe", she is synonymous with
white beauty, while being identified as black do to her mixed parentage.

The strength and dignity defined in the poem "Phenomenal Women "leap
gracefully from the pages almost deitizing , the natural electric beauty of
a culturally refined dark women of the African American race. It is like a
contemporary cry of Sojourner Truths "Ain't I Women too" She eloquently
describes the essence of her being,pinpointing the strength of the dignity
of the female soul of a human a species thought as less then;Yet
hoarding the truth that "Ain't I a women too. This to embraces the beauty
of character, while sharing the vulnerabilities of her femaleness, that was
overlooked, She defies the social classism do to her phenomenal conviction
of soul while maintained at the base of her character, in a society that
tried to make her insignificant as a women American further attempted to
strip her of all that identified her as a female. This was a prevailing
fact in American Culture. The legacy was received and recomposed in the
writing of Maya Angelou whom describes the being of a cosmopolitan
contemporary black female. Not respected for her natural beauty but oozing
a magnetism that is unavoidably phenomenal

This particular piece is not multicultural but unique to the black female
experience. Especially those of dark hue. While her beauty has been
undermined, the clarity of her grace and savee screams through halls of
history as it did bellow in the lyrical discourse of Sojourner Truths
"Ain't I a Women too". This piece does not add to the multicultural
contribution of the writer ,but heighten the identification of a black
females soul. The writer,has evolved and grown to incorporate the human
cry, as seen in the piece written for the presidential inauguration,
suggesting that growth and exposure outside her vacuum allowed her to
identify the tender humanity that crosses cultural lines.

regina green from United States
Comment 14 of 357, added on October 29th, 2004 at 6:19 PM.

I enjoyed reading this poem in class because it makes one think that if
they have low self-esteem then they should not let anyone put them down.
Just by reading this poem it would raise your self esteem and make you look
at yourself as a better person. No matter how you look men should judge
you by your personality. After i read this poem i realized that the most of
the things mentioned are true about a lot of women.
Thanks and good jog Maya Angelou your the best......
Kisha

kisha from United States
Comment 13 of 357, added on October 29th, 2004 at 3:58 PM.

IM a thirteen year old girl and im also a plus size girl mya angelous poems
really inspire me to do something positive with my life I love to sing and
write poetry and when I need some insperation I just read one of myas poems
I am a young black women and proud of it. thank you mya

kirsty jasper from United States
Comment 12 of 357, added on October 26th, 2004 at 9:40 AM.

this poems is one of my favorites i love it it expresses how i fell about
men i like and all most love

denisha from United States
Comment 11 of 357, added on October 16th, 2004 at 5:09 PM.

I've loved this poem since the movie "POETIC JUSTICE" when Janet Jackson
read it. Not knowing that it was one of Dr.Angelo's poems when i saw the
movie seeing it here just gave me chills.

ANNETTE from United States
Comment 10 of 357, added on October 15th, 2004 at 2:04 PM.

the frist time i heard this poem i cried. its because some one that i
didnt know that well gave it to me and i didnt have a clue that this person
thought of me that way. Much Love

Ophelia from United States
Comment 9 of 357, added on October 14th, 2004 at 7:15 AM.

This peom has touched me in a way that no peom has touched me before.I am a
peom writer and I don't think I would have gotton that deep. But the
delicate of the peom is so beutiful and every woman, child,mother should be
proud of their outer features. I know I am and a Phenomenal Woman I shall
be

Amber Martin from United States
Comment 8 of 357, added on September 28th, 2004 at 10:00 PM.

I love this poem so much because it got my sister to be the Queen of Meigs
Gs. Know im finna do this poem in a school show and from what i have heard
so far, im going to win this little school project. I have been expericing
Maya Angelo every since i read her book. Maya this peom is the best. Out of
all your peoms i would rank this one as being the best. i love all you
peoms its just this one is my favorie. Still I Rise is one of my favorites
to.

candace dash from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
Added: Feb 9 2004
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