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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 207 of 427, added on April 26th, 2006 at 12:31 PM.

Maya Angelo's poem still I rise is truely and inspiration for all african
americans in todays society.We as a people must over come all obstacales
and strive for the best that there is. We must rise above the sterotypes of
america, and prosper as Angelo has by taking the storms of the world by
force. We must laugh in the faces of negative people and say, "You may
shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me
with your hatefulness, but still like air I rise"

Joi Stepney from United States
Comment 206 of 427, added on April 21st, 2006 at 10:23 AM.

wow that was an amazing poem. It gave me goosebumps!!

Samantha from United States
Comment 205 of 427, added on April 21st, 2006 at 4:27 AM.

This poem was brought to me by the late fine actress Margareta Krook on
Swedish televsion 15-20 years ago. That was the first time I heard of you
Ms Angelou. You read the poem and went through the screen. Since then i
have read it for my students, given it to my friends and they all have been
utterly moved by the amazing energy it brings. Thank you so much for a poem
that gives empowerment and strength to people all over the world!/Ingrid
Nyström-Hallberg

ingrid hallberg from Sweden
Comment 204 of 427, added on April 18th, 2006 at 5:57 PM.

WOW!!! this poem blew me away! ie been looking for a poem for a speech
contest one that would touch everybody and one that i can really relate to
and I think that this poem is just that!!!!!

Samantha from United States
Comment 203 of 427, added on April 14th, 2006 at 6:53 PM.

I REALLY LOVE DIZ POEM I MEAN IT SEEM LIKE I CKAN RELATE 2 WAT U R SAYING

trisha
Comment 202 of 427, added on April 14th, 2006 at 12:32 PM.

I love her words..the way she so inacently uses her past, growing up in a
segreqated era. she simply states that if people would only see past the
color of her skin and listen to her words she has a powerful message and
she wants all to her it so she will perservear until she is heard! Maya
Angelou is a role model for all who want to be heard.

whitney from Jamaica
Comment 201 of 427, added on April 9th, 2006 at 9:11 PM.

This is an amazing poem. I find it to be extremely taunting and triumphant.
It just radiates empowerment and self-worth. A lovely bit of art.

Korrow from Canada
Comment 200 of 427, added on April 9th, 2006 at 9:15 PM.

This poem as touch me in a way i have never been touch before.And if any
and everyone take the time out to read it i'll bet them it will make them
feel the same way. It has so much life to it that it made me think twice
about who i'm am and what my purpose in life is .So to you Miss Angelo I
say Thank You

Dana from United States
Comment 199 of 427, added on April 9th, 2006 at 2:45 AM.

The Poem is an anthem for the supressed everywhere, and goes beyond its
intended message to all people in all times of history who have suffered,
and are expected to appear bowed down. I do like the defiant and
unpretentious air of this poem.

Nabila from India
Comment 198 of 427, added on April 7th, 2006 at 4:08 PM.

oh my gosh! i may not have had ancesters that were slaves, but i absolutely
loooooove this poem, and many of Maya's others.

young writer from Ireland

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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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