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  1. The rhyme scheme is not constant. In the first stanza, the rhyme scheme is aabbccddeeffgg. In the next stanzas from stanzas 2 to five there isn't a rhyme scheme and the poem is blank verse.   Woman Work Summary

    The rhyme scheme is not constant. In the first stanza, the rhyme scheme is aabbccddeeffgg. In the next stanzas from stanzas 2 to five there isn’t a rhyme scheme and the poem is blank verse.

     

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  1. Repetition: The use of the same word or phrase multiple times. Repetition is used only in the first 14 lines. The word “The” has been used multiple times at the beginning of the lines. Alliteration: The repetition of the same letter sound across the start of several words in a line of text. For examRead more

    1. Repetition: The use of the same word or phrase multiple times. Repetition is used only in the first 14 lines. The word “The” has been used multiple times at the beginning of the lines.
    2. Alliteration: The repetition of the same letter sound across the start of several words in a line of text. For example, “Then see about the sick”.
    3. Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualities. For example,

    “Fall gently, snowflakes

    Cover me with white

    Cold icy kisses and

    Let me rest tonight.”

     

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  1. “Woman Work” describes the pressure that women, and Black women, in particular, face to work and care for other people. The speaker must cook, clean, pick cotton, cut sugar cane, and take care of everyone around her, finding brief respite only in the freedom offered by the natural world. Woman WorkRead more

    “Woman Work” describes the pressure that women, and Black women, in particular, face to work and care for other people. The speaker must cook, clean, pick cotton, cut sugar cane, and take care of everyone around her, finding brief respite only in the freedom offered by the natural world.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In the poem Still I rise, it means that her enemy her oppressors may abuse her with their words but she won’t give up anyway. Shooting words mean to use language for wrong purpose.

    In the poem Still I rise, it means that her enemy her oppressors may abuse her with their words but she won’t give up anyway. Shooting words mean to use language for wrong purpose.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    There are in total four stanzas without any constant numbers of lines. The poem is written without any rhyming scheme. It uses refrain too which means it repeats certain sentences again and again such as ‘Phenomenal woman’ and the part ‘that’s me’.

    There are in total four stanzas without any constant numbers of lines. The poem is written without any rhyming scheme. It uses refrain too which means it repeats certain sentences again and again such as ‘Phenomenal woman’ and the part ‘that’s me’.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The whole body and mind of a woman becomes an extended symbol in the poem. Her arms are a symbol for her path to her dreams. Her lips become symbol of the words and expression. Dancing feet become symbol of joy.

    The whole body and mind of a woman becomes an extended symbol in the poem. Her arms are a symbol for her path to her dreams. Her lips become symbol of the words and expression. Dancing feet become symbol of joy.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The purpose is to instil confidence and freedom in one’s own self as much as anyone who reads it. The purpose is to liberate oneself and fellow women.

    The purpose is to instil confidence and freedom in one’s own self as much as anyone who reads it. The purpose is to liberate oneself and fellow women.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The message of phenomenal woman is to celebrates one’s own individual standard. It is to break out from the model of life created by the other gender or any oppressive society for a woman. The celebration of one’s inner strength and qualities instead of superficial ones is the primary message.

    The message of phenomenal woman is to celebrates one’s own individual standard. It is to break out from the model of life created by the other gender or any oppressive society for a woman. The celebration of one’s inner strength and qualities instead of superficial ones is the primary message.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    A phenomenal woman, in this poem, is any woman who doesn’t seek validity from a male dominated world. Someone who celebrates the way she is without trying to confirm to the standard created by others. A phenomenal woman celebrates her sexuality without any inhibition. She is mysterious and no one caRead more

    A phenomenal woman, in this poem, is any woman who doesn’t seek validity from a male dominated world. Someone who celebrates the way she is without trying to confirm to the standard created by others. A phenomenal woman celebrates her sexuality without any inhibition. She is mysterious and no one can know her mystery. Most importantly, she never bows her head to anybody and stands erect in her life and never allows anyone to subjugate her.

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