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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 37 of 427, added on January 26th, 2005 at 11:19 PM.

To the person who says that this poems seems to be amateurish and lacking
emotion, I say, not when read by the author. There was a public service
announcement, I believe for the NAACP or teh Negro College Fund, in which
Angelu very simply reads the last part of the poem (from 'Out of the
huts...'). It tended to air late at night, so whenever I heard it from the
television, it resonated in the stillness of the night and commanded your
attention. Try finding some live recordings to change your perspective.
Have you ever experiences that sensation on a dance floor when you know you
are offbeat and you feel like everyone is watching you? It's teh same
feeling I'm sure you have when you read this poem, because you just don't
get it.

Emily from United States
Comment 36 of 427, added on January 25th, 2005 at 11:42 AM.

I love this poem it means a whole , lot to me. She has raised my esteem by
at last 12 noches.

Tasha Colburn from United States
Comment 35 of 427, added on January 21st, 2005 at 1:31 PM.

great great great

selese smart from United States
Comment 34 of 427, added on January 18th, 2005 at 8:16 PM.

I receited this poem in February at our church Black History program. I
really enjoyed reading and speaking this play and I encouraged women who
are "struggling" to read this poem, I guarantee you, it will give you
"strength".

morgan from United States
Comment 33 of 427, added on January 16th, 2005 at 6:57 PM.

This poem speaks to me of integrity, strength and the ability to stand up
when you feel like staying down. It doesn't matter if you are black or
white, it speaks to women and the power they possess, must retain, and to
continue to gain. Maya, you speak for women everywhere, of all races and
stations in life.

debbra from United States
Comment 32 of 427, added on January 11th, 2005 at 3:16 PM.

This poem really did some to me Maya.After all I have been threw this poem
let's me know that still I rise.Maya aslong as you live you best belive you
will always rise.I love you.

Shlynda Askew from United States
Comment 31 of 427, added on January 9th, 2005 at 7:02 PM.

I agree with most of the people who wrote a comment. to me she saying that
no matter what anyone do to her she is going to rise and be on top.

Kenitra from United States
Comment 30 of 427, added on January 7th, 2005 at 11:57 PM.

MS Angelou,
I have enjoyed your poetry for years it has help through my
deployment. It has given me hope that one day I will be home laughing and
talking with my wife and kids, some day,some day soon I pray.

Hope you get this
SGT. Ward, Christopher
514th Med CO (GA) HOOAH

SGT. Ward, Christopher from United States
Comment 29 of 427, added on January 4th, 2005 at 11:40 AM.

I really love this poem;it expresses the physical acspects of myself.
Everytime I read this poem it always make me think how people actually
feel.

angelica
Comment 28 of 427, added on December 24th, 2004 at 3:35 PM.

I love your poem "Still I Rise" all I wont is to see u in person 1 time.I
wont to wrie poems but I don't think poet is for me, but I LIKE TO sing
P.S.
write me back

Tweetyboo 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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