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Comment 264 of 424, added on May 10th, 2009 at 11:53 PM.

yeah this poem is great! go women! lol I respect Maya for everything she
writes and stands for for women.

justin from United States
Comment 263 of 424, added on May 6th, 2009 at 7:38 PM.

I want Dr. Angelou to know that she is my favorite poet. I never really
understood poetry until I read her poems. They touch me and are amazing. I
don't know much about poetry, but from what I have read it is wonderful. I
actually started crying as I read a few of the poems. Anyway I have a
poetry project due in two days and I used 16 poems of Maya Angelou's. W
were only supposed to do five, but I just had to share my findings with my
class.

silka from United States
Comment 262 of 424, added on April 10th, 2009 at 10:41 AM.

you are a vision of hope for pepole like me in times of utter emotional
destress. everyone has a story or secrets but confession is good for the
soul. i used to be a strong peerson but the trials of life has deminished
me just a bit. a renewal takes place everytime one of yoour books or poems
is bought or read they are like blessings from God and a fulfilment of
courage and strength to go on is planted like a seed in the soul of fertile
soil and in the fulness of time it blossoms and bear fruit. God has blessed
us on this earth with angels like you thank you for sharing a part of your
self with us.

melissa gonzales from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 261 of 424, added on February 17th, 2009 at 1:45 PM.

hey your poem is so beautiful i love it it remind me of many things good
job

keyanna from United States
Comment 260 of 424, added on February 17th, 2009 at 1:43 PM.

hey i like this poem it rmind me of many things it is so beautiful good
job

keyanna from United States
Comment 259 of 424, added on February 14th, 2009 at 5:29 AM.

Our Pastor did not want us to display African American
Figures on the outside of the Sanctury for Black History Month! Because,
"White Men come through the Church", (not as an offense, to them or to say
we are Racist. " He's African American and Souther raised
Still I Rise encouraged me to continue on with the Youth and pray more for
him.

Marilyn J. Lanier from United States
Comment 258 of 424, added on January 14th, 2009 at 7:17 AM.

It is one of my favorite and very representative of how I progress and have
progressed through life. Thanks Maya for the beautiful articulation and
command of the English language

Karen from United States
Comment 257 of 424, added on November 1st, 2008 at 9:51 PM.

OMG! this is like my almost favorite poem that she has written. Hopefully
one day I can be as sucessful as Ms. Angelou

Angelica-Dimples :) !
Comment 256 of 424, added on May 27th, 2008 at 2:30 PM.

This poem is really really good.LOVE IT!!

Felicia from United States
Comment 255 of 424, added on April 20th, 2008 at 1:11 AM.

I like how she, instead of making it specific to her life, used broad
simple words to enable any and everyone who reads the poem to apply it to
their own lives. Although she has faced many adversities as an African
American growing up and it radiates in the works she does, you do not have
to be an African American to relate to it.
I also like the fact that she has sort of a defiant tone in this poem. She
uses naturally negative words like "sassiness" and "haughtiness", and owns
them to become positive characteristics. Then she aims rhetorical questions
towards the "you" of the poem in almost a comical way, suggesting that they
are almost offended and upset because they don't have those
characteristics; as if they are jealous almost.
There is a lot going on in this poem, I can talk for days. It is really
empowering and uplifting towards all women everywhere and it instill hope
for our future.

Andrea from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Still I Rise
Added: Feb 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2004


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