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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 76 of 426, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 9:53 PM.

Iloved this poem its like when this man is trying to put her down but she
rises aboes his head.

kmwilliams from United States
Comment 75 of 426, added on March 31st, 2005 at 7:08 PM.

Still i rise has always been a poem that hold so much power especially for
me as a african american women. Its an inspiration that whatever i go
through i can overcome it,it makes me want to work when others have written
me to fail. Still i rise is a gesture saying to those who assume and dare
me to fail that no matter what live throws at me i will stand because i am
strong willing and able

Quanesha from United States
Comment 74 of 426, added on March 31st, 2005 at 6:48 AM.

im 12 and in the 6th grade ALL of my friends ditched me and i come home
crying every night i loved this poem and for once im actually happy (a
little):/

margaret from United States
Comment 73 of 426, added on March 29th, 2005 at 6:40 AM.

This poem provides everyone with inspiration, and its been written from the
heart. 'Still I Rise' displays confidence and pride in the sense that she
will never accept defeat.

Nikki from United Kingdom
Comment 72 of 426, added on March 27th, 2005 at 8:06 AM.

Maya is simply wonderful. She expresses her feelings so powerfully in this
poem. The human spirit can overcome all adversities AND RISE if one is
totally committed and determined to achieve that end. Thank you, Maya.

theAmAn from Malaysia
Comment 71 of 426, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 5:24 PM.

Maya Angelou is one of the BEST authors that I have come across. We took
her up in class several times. She's truly a phenomenal woman.

Mara from Philippines
Comment 70 of 426, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 12:27 AM.

This poem was just what the women of the african culture needed. It is
very motivational, it inspired me to never let anyone walk over me or make
me feel as though I am any less than anyone else. It has taught me to
secure with myself and to always set and achieve my goals. It was
absolutely phenominal!!!!

Miss Jamie from United States
Comment 69 of 426, added on March 21st, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

i loved this poem from the first time i read it and my friend did something
for her drama class. she used this poem and she loved it to.

Liz batiste from United States
Comment 68 of 426, added on March 18th, 2005 at 4:45 PM.

When I began to read the poem, it made me think she was speaking to some
slug of a man. Bitter lovers. It was quite a turn in my brain, when her
true meaning came through.

What a fine poem

Madme Watson from United States
Comment 67 of 426, added on March 16th, 2005 at 8:12 PM.

The first time I heard it was in my English class and it really made feel
better because I was going through a tugh situation, after that I started
to look for this poem until I found it. And now everytime I feel down I
read this poem


Leticia from Mexico

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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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