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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 21 of 421, added on December 8th, 2004 at 7:40 PM.

This is an awesome poem! It gives me strength and courage!!!

aisha from United States
Comment 20 of 421, added on December 3rd, 2004 at 8:01 AM.

These words speak to anyone who has had to pull themselves up and out from
under. thank you Maya.

Debbie from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 421, added on November 30th, 2004 at 4:35 PM.

I really love and admire the work of Maya. This poem has reminded me that I
can be successful despite all the opposition that I may face along the way.
Thank you Maya for such powerful words.

Adriana from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 18 of 421, added on November 29th, 2004 at 10:11 PM.

Although I agree that the message of this poem is absoultely beautiful, the
way in which the poem is written seems extremely amateur. There is not
nearly enough deep emotion to this poem - just angry words and sarcasm. She
might as well be yelling this at some racist she meets at the grocery
store; writing a poem in this voice is not effective at all. I personally
don't like it.

Dee from Canada
Comment 17 of 421, added on November 24th, 2004 at 9:44 AM.

I really injoyed reading all of your poems. you are an inspiring women and
know how to keep other people feeling your words and were you are comming
from. keep it up!!!!!

Latisha from United States
Comment 16 of 421, added on November 18th, 2004 at 4:59 PM.

This ia awesome poem .Maya Angelou is a great poet.She is one of my
favorites.Her poems always touch me in a way like no one else.This poem is
telling me that no matter what she went through,no matter what people said,
no matter who tried to put her down, she rose.She kept her head up high.

peta-gay from United States
Comment 15 of 421, added on November 17th, 2004 at 11:08 PM.

i liked it a lot

emma from Canada
Comment 14 of 421, added on November 16th, 2004 at 9:07 PM.

i love this poem and helped me understand more about how the slaves felt
like when they were living . this was so wonderful and just by hearing her
poiem i understood more about slavery.also useing her poem for homwork and
i'll bet i 'll get a good grade on this assignment . i'll try my best to
grt in-touch with her to see about the rest of her poem and her .

sonia
Comment 13 of 421, added on November 15th, 2004 at 8:15 PM.

This poem is unique and amazing. it represents all strong women,
exspecially black women. this poem represents the strenght and security we
should have in ourself and show the world who we are, and let them know we
are better than what they make us out to be.

Dyaneshia from United States
Comment 12 of 421, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 11:14 AM.

Absolutely, phenominally excellent! I LOVED this poem! It was so
unbelievably incredible!

TO:Eric and Abdula from Iraq
Eric, I highly doubt that anything from a mind as shallow as yours
obviously is could ever come CLOSE to being a fraction's worth as great as
this. Women are strong... DEAL WITH IT!
Abdula, Sorry that your country spits on freedom and the right to get
over it, but American's don't! We like our freedom of speech so move on!
*vote Kerry*

Opinionated 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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