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Comment 40 of 450, added on January 29th, 2005 at 5:24 PM.

I think this poem is above all the best work I ever seen with so much
dignity and with so much class she presented herself in this poem and made
us visualize the experiences faced by every black male and female who
troddens upon the grounds of this earth every single day of thier lives.
That's why above all we are great and superior and for the one's who hatin
keep on hating because she's something that you're not and for that you are
pitiful. We the Black people rise, we rise, we rise. HA HA HA! WE WIN.

Mr. Educated Black Man from United States
Comment 39 of 450, added on January 27th, 2005 at 7:06 AM.

quoute : My native country spits on stuff like this, if you want my opinion
try some other type or literature. Perhaps comedy/drama for short stories.
this person is not from iraq hes a lieing git

yonga from Vietnam
Comment 38 of 450, added on January 27th, 2005 at 6:56 AM.

it started off badly leveled of in the middle and the less said about the
end the much bloodly better. ps why the hell did you vote bush what were
you thinking. who ever invented this website is a gay. and i havent
finished yet draging us into every war. what were you thinking.

me from United Kingdom
Comment 37 of 450, 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 450, 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 450, added on January 21st, 2005 at 1:31 PM.

great great great

selese smart from United States
Comment 34 of 450, 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

morgan from United States
Comment 33 of 450, 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 450, 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 450, 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

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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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