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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 43 of 453, added on January 31st, 2005 at 4:52 PM.

Did anybody else see the possible reference to a woman being left by a man
when she discovers she is preganant? " Did you want to see me broken? ...
eyes lowered ( in shame?)
Constant referneces to the moon and tides and the connection to women's
menstruation? "I am a black ocean ... swelling tides'? To me it is almost
like a strong women refusing to be 'broken' when she discovers she is
preganant and erjected by a lover ... Still I'll rise

piglet from United Kingdom
Comment 42 of 453, added on January 31st, 2005 at 3:25 PM.

love the peom still i rise because it remind me of myself I read that poem
for black history

kaiesha from United States
Comment 41 of 453, added on January 30th, 2005 at 2:07 PM.

This poem let's people know. No matter what you think of me or what you say
about me I will still rise through the pain and headaches of the world I
will still rise. I will be triumphant. I will still be successful no
matter what you do to me. So say what you want, do what you what. I don't
care I will succeed anyway. That's Awesome. Great words of wisdom

Stephanie from United States
Comment 40 of 453, 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 453, 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 453, 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 453, 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 453, 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 453, added on January 21st, 2005 at 1:31 PM.

great great great

selese smart from United States
Comment 34 of 453, 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

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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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