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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 11 of 431, added on October 26th, 2004 at 12:28 PM.

That is real poetry. Unbelievable. Incredible.

Jonathan from Sweden
Comment 10 of 431, added on October 24th, 2004 at 12:14 PM.

Hope springs eternal... This poem does celebrate the very human ability to
rise above horrid situations. However, it belittles the true evils of the
institution of Slavery. Please compare to Longfellows "The Quadroon Girl"

Robert Frost from Jamaica
Comment 9 of 431, added on October 13th, 2004 at 8:52 AM.

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. Vote

Abdula from Iraq
Comment 8 of 431, added on October 13th, 2004 at 8:48 AM.

This poem was seriously lacking flavor. It was short and pointless, further
more my poems are far better than this crap. Love Roger

Comment 7 of 431, added on October 13th, 2004 at 7:45 AM.

Very Inspiring Words

Tierenny from United States
Comment 6 of 431, added on October 13th, 2004 at 7:35 AM.

This poem is like no other. This poem is like women anthem, it gives women
around the world "STRENGTH". That way there would never be any poem like
this again.

melissa from United States
Comment 5 of 431, added on October 11th, 2004 at 9:28 PM.

i was required to read this poem and to study it.i did my study .i've
learned poems for one year.i've read a lot about shakespares or so .they
are hard but i understand .however i read this poem many times but can't
understand .i wonder how did it be done .it is like a mystirous that i can
never understand but that may be the best thing for the best writing is a
recreation .every time you read it you learn more about it .just like still
i rise.

livia from China
Comment 4 of 431, added on October 10th, 2004 at 9:04 PM.

This poem gives a new meaning to the word "STRENGTH"!

Frenchie from United States
Comment 3 of 431, added on September 27th, 2004 at 9:35 AM.

Back in 1996 when I graduated high school I receited this poem in one of
our black history plays. IT took me a while to memorize it but I have never
forgotten it, It'll be with me a lifetime....

Zulma from United States
Comment 2 of 431, added on September 5th, 2004 at 1:18 PM.

that peom was beautful that one is one of my favorites i in courage
everyone that is going through something to read this poem.


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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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