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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 165 of 455, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 4:13 PM.

When I like your poem still i rise and I hope that you come to N.C.I
hpoe that god blesses you.

Wayne R.Jones from United States
Comment 164 of 455, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 12:48 PM.

Actually, this poem has been rewritten and adapted into a song: Still I
rise from Ben harper (really marvellous)

Cassandre from France
Comment 163 of 455, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 4:41 AM.

i think this poem is awesome!! i'm hoping i have to do it for my english
Mayo Angelo shows shes not scared to voice her opinion and doesn't take
nothing off us whites
she is amazing!!!! xxx

Lucy* from United Kingdom
Comment 162 of 455, added on January 28th, 2006 at 9:59 PM.

This poem to me is very influential im only 14 years old but the meaning of
this poem touches me. Mayo Angelo shows shes not scared to voice her
opinion but it dosent have to be in a loud crazy way its like she has a
seceret but she shares by the stide in her walk or her body language. What
i get from the poem is that people are always going to try to bring you
down but if you like believe in yourself and you know that you got it going
on it shouldnt phase you. All these things are already set against her
being a woman then add a ton more tribualtions because shes black but
despite all that still i rise

Lashonna Westbrook from United States
Comment 161 of 455, added on January 28th, 2006 at 4:19 PM.

Wow for me as a young black teenage girl it is amazing to hear a black
woman to talk with so much power after all she has been through it makes me
realise that her and so many other black people have paved the way for
young black youths to make something of our lives and after reading this
poem i know that through whatever problems come my way whether they would
be racial or sexism i know that i will rise because after all the pain,
suffering and tourture my ancestors have been through i have not come this
far to let them down as the poem says I am the dream and hope of the slave
i rise i will rise and i will keeep on rising

smiley d from United Kingdom
Comment 160 of 455, added on January 26th, 2006 at 4:08 PM.

This is a wonderful poem and i plan to recite it.

Erica from United States
Comment 159 of 455, added on January 24th, 2006 at 11:30 AM.

I knew few years back in Houston the Asian community made this poem into a
Play....Did any songwriter adapt this poem into a song?

Especially the following sentences are so powerful ...

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

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'll rise.

I wish that I can sing it.

jcwang from United States
Comment 158 of 455, added on January 23rd, 2006 at 5:54 PM.


joy from United States
Comment 157 of 455, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 1:03 PM.

this poem really makes you think...

Comment 156 of 455, added on January 18th, 2006 at 5:19 PM.

A lady friend of mine who used to be slim, attractive with soft white skin
and beautiful smiles told me that she once thought that she would never be
discriminated, even from time to time she would get some sexual harassments
from ADMIRER but deep down inside of her she felt NOT TOO BAD. What she
really tries to say is that the kind of discrimination I faced as a
minority she has never experienced in her lifetime. About three years ago
she quitted smoking and her body weight went of control, she gained about
150 pounds. [She did] Her daughter's boyfriend started calling her Fat Cow
and so did some of her neighbors whenever there's a conflict.
Discrimination against her weight was something she cannot imagine ever,
now she can expect this wherever she go in public places. As time go by,
this year she make her half centry mark, she told me that Age
discrimination is coming on her way also.

No matter you are Black or White, Male or Female, God is treating us the
same way, sooner or later we will face some kind of discrimination, if is
not your Skin, it may be your Age eventually.

Still I Rise is not just about Race and Sex discrimination, from Maya's bio
and her public speech we can understand this peom has much greater


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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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