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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 96 of 426, added on May 10th, 2005 at 10:51 AM.

I admire this women for the strength she has and her writings describe her
inner feelings. When I read this poem I saw myself very clearly, all my
life I have had obstacles in my way but Still I Rise, when I read this poem
I cry often, she evokes feelings that I have held in for so long, being a
Black Women, I can truly feel this poem and I reach down deep inside and I
feel the pain and joy of rising when people, the establishment and the
environment tries to keep me down, I Still Rise. Thanks for letting me feel
free to express myself. "Still I Rise" Cereather

Cereather K. Monroe from United States
Comment 95 of 426, added on May 7th, 2005 at 6:18 AM.

I got to know this excellent poem as Ben Harper made a beautiful song out
of it (it's on his album "Welcome to the Cruel World"). These words have
such a strength, reading them they give me strength, too.

Nadja Müller
Comment 94 of 426, added on May 3rd, 2005 at 9:43 AM.

This poem is strength to those weakened by a world darkened with hatred and
prejudice. This poems encourages one to be proud of who they are, dispite
the ignorance of others.

Gwen from United States
Comment 93 of 426, added on April 28th, 2005 at 12:06 PM.

i love this poem its so beautiful real and true and i feel the mood in my
heart and can visualize the pictures

crystal from United States
Comment 92 of 426, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:03 AM.

I realy love to read the poems of maya angelou. She is one of the
insperational writers i have ever read.

Jeff Debigare from United States
Comment 91 of 426, added on April 21st, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

This poem has encouraged me to be strong in all my struggles big or small.
Maya Angelou is a true hero and inspirational human being. Rock On!!!!

Joanne from United States
Comment 90 of 426, added on April 15th, 2005 at 2:22 PM.

this poem is the best poem it really touchs peoples heart it says every
thing

chad B from United States
Comment 89 of 426, added on April 15th, 2005 at 7:15 AM.

i think this poem,is a beautiful work of struggle,only the poeple that went
through hard times can really know the meaning of this work of art,she
gives such hope to the demise of pain,this poem can make anybodys day

kiyana powell
Comment 88 of 426, added on April 14th, 2005 at 4:25 PM.

i enjoyed this poem a lot. it has inspired me to let me know that i can
make it. i love this poem and i think everyone who has be told that they
are nothing or won't make it should read still i rise.

Patrica from United States
Comment 87 of 426, added on April 13th, 2005 at 11:06 AM.

This point was the one that shined over every other poem to do an poem
analysis over it reached me because of everyday life situations that people
come across and this poem just might help them through it might not change
much but beleive me it will change something.

Whitney Harrell 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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