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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 243 of 453, 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 453, 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 453, 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

Angel Price from United States
Comment 240 of 453, 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 453, 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 453, added on May 15th, 2007 at 10:59 AM.

This poem still i rise taught people a lesson.

Blake from United States
Comment 237 of 453, added on May 8th, 2007 at 11:47 AM.

Hey i thought this was a really good peom!

Jacob from United States
Comment 236 of 453, added on April 20th, 2007 at 11:17 AM.

The poem is okay but it dosnt make much sense because who is i and you?

Comment 235 of 453, added on April 19th, 2007 at 11:28 AM.

it is very inspiring, and it made me change my whole perspective on life.

matt guilds from United States
Comment 234 of 453, added on April 18th, 2007 at 11:53 AM.

i love your poem i still riese i describes my life as a teenager ,when i
feel horrible inside i read your poem and it makes me feel happy
inside.keep up the good work love roxanne a.k.a. roxy

Roxanne Barrett 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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