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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 177 of 427, added on February 16th, 2006 at 9:10 AM.

Maya Angelo is my favorite poet. Maya's writing is often poignant, sassy
and sensous, yet always insightful. "Still I Rise" I consider my personal
mantra. It gives testimony to the tremendous struggles being faced by
African American women. Maya gives hope and encouragement to millions.

Carolyn Edwards from United States
Comment 176 of 427, added on February 15th, 2006 at 10:07 AM.

i did a poem analysis on this poem and it turned out wonderful! awesome
poem to write about and talk about taught me a lot!

lauren from United States
Comment 175 of 427, added on February 14th, 2006 at 10:18 AM.

Hi,
I am 15 years old and i am in love with your work!! Its amazing!! Keep it
up!!

Ashley Colon from United States
Comment 174 of 427, added on February 13th, 2006 at 8:41 PM.

Wow that poems deep. We're doing it for some english assignment and yeah,
we think it's cool. I think both of us have already learnt that no mans
words or actions could ever put us down. We love you!

Stevie & Claire from Australia
Comment 173 of 427, added on February 13th, 2006 at 8:39 PM.

this poem really made me think about the struggles african americans had to
go thru to get where they are today ... it shows that no matter who put her
down or who treated her badly she had to ignore them and overcome the
obstacles of growing up in racially divided society in this poem maya
clearly states that no matter what she does she will rise on top

danica from United States
Comment 172 of 427, added on February 13th, 2006 at 7:49 AM.

This poem is so good i can feel what she is trying to say!!!

Kiara Torres from United States
Comment 171 of 427, added on February 12th, 2006 at 8:51 AM.

Still I rise is a great poem that I think everyone should read. It is
about the struggles of people on a whole and no matter what is in their way
they rise. This poem is really deep and is worth the thought.

Aye from Canada
Comment 170 of 427, added on February 9th, 2006 at 10:51 AM.

Maya I love all of your poems expecially still i rise and Phomenal woman

jessica barber from United States
Comment 169 of 427, added on February 8th, 2006 at 6:52 PM.

For me this poem is one of the best i have ever read so i chose to write a
paper on it but i dont noe wat the meaning of the poem is just that if you
listen to wat others say about u, u will be holding ur self back from
something way better .If this isnt the write meaning please write to joe
before february 13 2006.
thanks love,
Joe

Joe from United States
Comment 168 of 427, added on February 8th, 2006 at 6:24 PM.

This is the most inspiring poem i have ever read and i also think its the
most inspiring ever wriiten. I have chosen to do this piece in my country
in celebration of black history month. As a young black person myself this
poem has touched directly in my mind and inspired me to be great and to
know and love myslef. This is an exceptional piece of work...a timely
treasure and one that will live on in the future for GENERATIONS..Great
things to Maya Angelou

Ri from Saint Kitts and Nevis

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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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