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Comment 85 of 425, added on April 12th, 2005 at 8:04 PM.

Hellow, mya angelo i got my name from you and my friend daisha is the one
who recommended me to read and i love that other poem still i rise

myah jarvis from United States
Comment 84 of 425, added on April 12th, 2005 at 7:57 PM.

when i herd this it brougt me into a whole diffrent world. it's telling me
don't be ashamed of what anyone else tells you. i know i am a phonominal
woman and as bad as can be

myah jarvis from United States
Comment 83 of 425, added on April 12th, 2005 at 9:34 AM.

mrs.Angelu this is by far my favorite poem of all times and this poem has
inspired me so much

Tanganika from United States
Comment 82 of 425, added on April 7th, 2005 at 5:32 PM.

this poem has shown me you are not phenomenal just because you look one way
it shows me you are phenomenal because of the way you act the way you show
your self.

Nicole Jones from United States
Comment 81 of 425, added on April 6th, 2005 at 4:25 PM.

I first heard this poem in the 7th grade,it really did stick with me.I
have to do an asssignment on maya angelou. We have to chose any litery work
on maya.As a nineth grader I think this is one of the best if not the best
poem written with a women in favor.

Kenyanna from United States
Comment 80 of 425, added on April 5th, 2005 at 12:36 AM.

This poem is about two things at once.

Firstly it is about grace. Physical grace is just the embodiment of the
ability and capacity to love. Not the sentimental love that is a mishmash
of desire and resentment and novelty that is peddled in the mass media.
This poem is about the REAL DEAL: the ability to uplift a man to know that
they are perfect, just as they are.
Secondly this poem is about America. It is no longer acknowledged commonly
that all humans are equal in God's eyes in America. It is taken as gospel
truth. But in the past, and in many parts of the world still, WOMAN cannot
be gracious. They must be silent. They must stay covered up. So this poem
is a celebration of Freedom. But what kind of Freedom is it? A uniquely
American style of freedom: the freedom to be who you want to be. So I
celebrate this poem, and graciously thank it's creator, Ms Angelou, and
bless America in my heart for the blessings of freedom.

Paul Bard from Australia
Comment 79 of 425, added on April 4th, 2005 at 6:59 PM.

what about the people who dont have that kinda body dont you think about

kell from United States
Comment 78 of 425, added on March 31st, 2005 at 7:18 PM.

This poems give self awareness to women its saying i think that we are
great and a gift and that we should believe we are. It saying that we a
strong and able to adabt to anything. That if we believe what we are we are
thanks MAYA.

QUANESHA from United States
Comment 77 of 425, added on March 31st, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

you are so talented and god has created a wonderful angel out of you. much

felicia coolidge from United Kingdom
Comment 76 of 425, added on March 28th, 2005 at 4:48 PM.

All women are phenominal, I just don't understand why we don't let each
other shine. A beatiful, confident woman is the most lonely creature.... I

noor 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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