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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 247 of 427, 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 427, 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 427, 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 427, 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 427, 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 427, 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
Comment 241 of 427, added on May 31st, 2007 at 8:30 AM.

When I read this pome it made my day come to life. This pome to me means
that no matter what happens I can always rise up and overcome what
happened.

Angel Price from United States
Comment 240 of 427, added on May 24th, 2007 at 9:38 AM.

This poem is very encouraging and when you are down you can always relate
to Still I Rise.

Brittney from United States
Comment 239 of 427, added on May 17th, 2007 at 9:10 AM.

This poemmhas taught me a lesson from day one and still i still love to
read this poem:)

mickey 252 from United States
Comment 238 of 427, added on May 15th, 2007 at 10:59 AM.

This poem still i rise taught people a lesson.

Blake 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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