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Comment 251 of 421, 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 421, 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
Comment 249 of 421, added on July 22nd, 2007 at 3:45 PM.

9VAeZu The Jim Crow rules for the public bus system in Montgomery almost
defy belief today. Black customers had to enter the bus at the front door,
pay the fare, exit the front door and climb aboard again at the rear door.
Even though the majority of bus passengers were black, the front four rows
of seats were always reserved for white customers. Bennett wrote: "It was a
common sight in those days to see Black men and women standing in silence
and silent fury over the four empty seats reserved for whites." Behind
these seats was a middle section that blacks could use only if there was no
white demand. However, if so much as one white customer needed a seat in
this "no- man's land," all the blacks in that section had to move. Bennett
concluded: "This was, as you can see, pure madness, and it caused no end of
trouble and hard feeling." In fact, Parks herself was once thrown off a bus
for refusing to endure the charade of entry by the back door. In the year
preceding Parks's fateful ride, three other black women had been arrested
for refusing to give their seats to white men. Still the system was firmly
entrenched, and Parks would often walk to her home to spare herself the
humiliation of the bus.



Jim Crow from Tonga
Comment 248 of 421, added on June 13th, 2007 at 9:54 PM.

From this powerful and meaningful poem, we can be overwhelmed with the
strength of the Afro-Americans, fighting for the prosperity of their
nation. Although they've suffered so much, and been discriminated for
centuries, they never gave up hope. They have endless passion and power to
fight against the injustice. No matter how slim the hope was, how difficult
the condition was, they could endeavour to overcome them. Especially the
Afro-American women, they shocked and suprised the whole world with their
powerful spirit and outstanding talent.
Holding hope, we can realiz our beautiful dreams! Let us all rise, and
never say die!

Roden,Conny,White,Echo,TUTE,Tiajin,0402,group2 from China
Comment 247 of 421, added on June 13th, 2007 at 8:59 PM.

Throuh great tenacity and inflexible will, Maya Angelou became a famous
poet. " Still I Rise" is an important representative work about
Afro-Americans fighting for their cival rights.The poem portrays that
poeple are full of pride and hopefuness about futrue life.The whole poem is
filled with excitement and encouragement.It impels this minority to rise
with force and spirit to work hard for the porperity of the courntry.It
also reflects their strong desire for freedom and equality.

Wendy,Felicia,Linda,Loretta,TUTE,TIANJIN,0402,Group5, from China
Comment 246 of 421, added on June 10th, 2007 at 10:27 PM.

Firstly,in this poem the poet articulates the Afro- American
revolutionary spirit and aspiration for equal and just treatment. Yet with
this powerful setences, the poem is very motivating, and afrer reading it,
we are filled with passion to struggle for a better life.The poet wrote it
in great cofidence and optimism which will render the same to the readers.

Katie, Coral, Dorothy,Buck -TUTE,TIANJIN,0402,group6 from China
Comment 245 of 421, added on June 10th, 2007 at 10:27 PM.

The best way to defeat opponents is to do what they think you cannot
complete, so believe in yourself, probably sooner or later, you will
succeed. It is a world full of possibilities, the greatest possibilities of
our country, our dreams and our hopes are just waiting for us to grab onto
them. So we must keep on trying to get what we want.

Shirley, Tess, Anna, Irene---TUTE,Tianjin0402, Group 3 from China
Comment 244 of 421, added on June 10th, 2007 at 10:05 PM.

This poem is full of energy, spirit, firmness, which calls on all the black
people to stand up against their miseroble life, and for their equal
rights. The younger gemeration is the future constructor of the society. As
the author says "into a daybreak that's wondrous clear". She believes all
of them may have a bright future and still rise up.

Edwin, Lily,Miranda,Sylvia---TUTE,TIANJIN0402Group 1 from China
Comment 243 of 421, added on June 10th, 2007 at 10:05 PM.

The black suffered from being enslaved, fighting for freedom, human rights
and equal rights. What the author wants to do is to arouse this generation
to sacrifice themselves for the freedom. She insisted that the blacks were
doomed to win the revolution, set a goal on further education and become
the pillars of the state and make some contribution to the society, at the
same time, to win honour for the American nation, especially the society
of the black people. The poet was delighted for the effort the blacks had
made and achieved freedom.

lynn ,Jordan, Tiffany ,Jane ,Alexandre, 0402--group 4 from China
Comment 242 of 421, added on June 6th, 2007 at 6:23 PM.

Maya Angelou's poem "Stiil I rise" represents the whole generation of
suffering, downtrodden women whose cry rises above "Like the dust" and
"Like air". It not only stirs up the oppressers for their cruelty but also
lets them reflect that they have a responsibility for women's concerns.
Angelou cries for equal partnership in life together with men, for what
they are meant to be by birth.

M.Mary Chikkala from China

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Still I Rise
Added: Feb 9 2004
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