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Comment 123 of 443, added on October 7th, 2005 at 5:51 AM.

This poem seems to have a very complex people inwhich it is written for.On
one hand it evokes a feeling of great human spirit and will but you can't
ignore but pay attention to the possibility that it is dedicated to one
particular culture or race when it makes referrences to slavery being black
makes me read it totaly diffrent.

Nono from South Africa
Comment 122 of 443, added on October 4th, 2005 at 6:24 PM.

this poem tells all about me

taylor from United States
Comment 121 of 443, added on September 30th, 2005 at 4:42 PM.

I love this poem it's inspiring poem and it inspired me to write some nice
poems but this poem i said it at my fifth grad grduation but keep on
written some good and insparational poems

Shalima Boatwright from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 120 of 443, added on September 27th, 2005 at 4:27 PM.

This poem brings out the strength within, even if you don't know that that
strength exist.

M. Safiya Varswyk from Guyana
Comment 119 of 443, added on September 27th, 2005 at 9:08 AM.

Wow!! This is such an amazing poem!!Our grade 12 class was given a poem
assignment and we had a choice between this poem and another poem. I didnt
know anything about maya or havent read any of her work. After reading her
poem i was astounded, and this poem is so complex and interesting it makes
me want to read more of her work. Being native american, our culture is
very similar to african americans, in the way we are treated and looked at.
So when i read this poem it gave me confidence in my own culture and to
look past people who tear us down. Thank you Maya Angelou!!!

Lashawn from Canada
Comment 118 of 443, added on September 16th, 2005 at 1:58 PM.

This is one of the most touching poems i have ever read.

Ashley W
Comment 117 of 443, added on September 14th, 2005 at 2:22 PM.

My class is reading Maya's Poem 'still i rise' this semester and i in
partcular find it soo heart warming. it a good work and the personality of
Maya should set examples for the coming generation of black women in
general! God Bless You ALL

MOTG from Ghana
Comment 116 of 443, added on September 14th, 2005 at 12:49 PM.

ive never read a poem that touches me like this one.
Its so true because there are so many people out there wo love to hate on
other peoples achievements,and i read it at the right time because still i
Maya Angelou is a wonderful poet and the fact she can touch a 17 year old
like me shows her poems have no age limit.
i rise, i rise, i rise.

melissa from United Kingdom
Comment 115 of 443, added on August 19th, 2005 at 4:36 PM.

I always thought that was Ben Harper's work because he made such a
beautiful song out of Maya's poem. It's grand that I am able to give credit
where credit is due from now on. Kudos to Ben for putting music and voice
to Maya's poems and more so to Maya for her empowering poem.

Allie Hostler from United States
Comment 114 of 443, added on July 31st, 2005 at 2:43 AM.

Still I Rise!! Thank you Maya Angelou for this wonderful expression. Still
I Rise!!

Lawan Randall 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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