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Comment 259 of 429, 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

Marilyn J. Lanier from United States
Comment 258 of 429, 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 429, 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 429, added on May 27th, 2008 at 2:30 PM.

This poem is really really good.LOVE IT!!

Felicia from United States
Comment 255 of 429, 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
Comment 254 of 429, added on February 25th, 2008 at 12:55 PM.

i love this poam it reflects to true african american black power. It makes
me feel like i can be stronger than i am!! i just want to say thanx to maya
angelou!! yours truely,seamone

micah battles from United States
Comment 253 of 429, added on February 15th, 2008 at 12:35 PM.

I love the world out of this poem, because it reminds me of my own life
because people are just obstacles in my way but...STILL I WILL RISE!!!!!

latonia littlejohn from United States
Comment 252 of 429, added on January 23rd, 2008 at 12:01 PM.

i am doing this poem for my english GCSE and i am so glad that it is in my
anthology because i think that it is beautiful and i find it amazing how
she can say so much, so powerfully in so little words

Comment 251 of 429, added on December 12th, 2007 at 5:32 AM.

i think that poem is beautiful.it teaches people to rise when they try and
put you down. i learned that poem and still keep it in me. that poem is an
inspiration to me and im a young person. it tells us that just because our
ancestors went through certain things we don't have to go through it we
should learn from it then use what we know from their mistakes and
overulation to get through life.

Cheyenne Singleton from United States
Comment 250 of 429, added on October 1st, 2007 at 6:44 PM.

Although this poem is about the struggle of Afro-Americans, this poem can
also be applied to the simply down-trodded, the people who feel beaten down
- people of all ethnicities.

Cayla 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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