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Analysis and comments on Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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Comment 14 of 434, 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 434, 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 434, 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
Comment 11 of 434, added on October 26th, 2004 at 12:28 PM.

That is real poetry. Unbelievable. Incredible.

Jonathan from Sweden
Comment 10 of 434, 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 434, 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
Bush!!!!

Abdula from Iraq
Comment 8 of 434, 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

Eric
Comment 7 of 434, added on October 13th, 2004 at 7:45 AM.

Very Inspiring Words

Tierenny from United States
Comment 6 of 434, 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 434, 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

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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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