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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 105 of 455, added on June 13th, 2005 at 12:45 AM.

A poem filled with hope,courage and depth. A life lived to the full against
all odds! One cannot read this expression of passion without fervor. All
power to the underdog who comes out tops!

Melissa from South Africa
Comment 104 of 455, added on June 5th, 2005 at 9:47 AM.

Does everyone know this poem, Still I Rise, is actually about the fall and
rise of the country Africa? This may help some of you doing research
papers. Do a search for Dr. Pockless' views on this poem. He is a smart
man. And even though the poem is about Africa it still gives strength to

Comment 103 of 455, added on June 1st, 2005 at 8:13 PM.

My 10th grade English class is doing poetry projects and we hae chosen Maya
Angelou. This poem was one chosen by my partner and I to analze and talk
about. Maya is AMAZING and probably on of the most interesting people. We
really got into this project of ours because we can relate so much to her
poetry. She sets a great example for those who aren't as strong of a person
as she is. More power to her. Thank you Ms. Angelou.

Katherine from United States
Comment 102 of 455, added on May 30th, 2005 at 5:45 PM.

I love this poem because the indomitable spirit of the black race is
brought to the fore.
Her stories are my stories. I can identify and know that I am not alone and
find strength to continue.

Juliet from Jamaica
Comment 101 of 455, added on May 21st, 2005 at 6:34 PM.

This poem is the best poem I have ever read. She lets us know that she is
not ashamed to be who she is, A strong African-American woman and I give
Kudos to any woman no matter what race they are that can stand up and say
that they are proud of who they are and who they have become.

Corey from United States
Comment 100 of 455, added on May 15th, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

I greatly admire you and your poems. They are so touching and they are also
from the heart. You are a wonderful woman and your experiences make you
stronger and benefits you in the end. Many people in this world strive to
bring others down but you stand up and say no matter what, I'll rise. Far
and wide your work has travelled, thanks for giving others encourage by
your work. Greetings from St.Lucia ( a beautiful island in the Caribbean)

Comment 99 of 455, added on May 14th, 2005 at 9:42 AM.

This is a magnificent poemm.Your poems are the reason I admire you.Also,
you are a phenomenal women.this poem is one of my favorites.

Vanessa from United States
Comment 98 of 455, added on May 10th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

i think that this poem is very strong. as i was reading it i straightend my
posture and raised my head. it was like i was being posesed by some greater
force. i realy love her works and i really love poetry in general. i think
if everyone wrote like this or even thought like this the world wouldn't be
so filed with people with drinking habits and smoking and all the other
things some people look down on. i really think the world be better and if
it needs to be done person by oerson so be it. but try. try. try. i will
try. try to fly. try to fly so high that i can't look down: nor do i want
to see what i have left behind all i want to do is fly. fly. try to fly.
fly. away.

that is my new poem i jsut wrote. like it?

thanks for listening erin, 13

Comment 97 of 455, added on May 10th, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

I like this poem, i like the fact that you can say that what ever u do to
me i'm gonna get up and rise.
That you will not be in shame that your ancestors were slaves. that u will
take that knowledge and use it.

peaces from United States
Comment 96 of 455, 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

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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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