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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Feminism is the belief that women must enjoy the same rights and freedom as men. In this poem, Phenomenal Women, Maya Angelou establishes her own standard of beauty, power and social position. She begins describing her own sexuality and discredits the fashion model standard in the very beginning asRead more

    Feminism is the belief that women must enjoy the same rights and freedom as men. In this poem, Phenomenal Women, Maya Angelou establishes her own standard of beauty, power and social position. She begins describing her own sexuality and discredits the fashion model standard in the very beginning as it is an establishment of male world.

    The speaker here is full of confidence and her spirit is resilient to everything which weakens a woman. The poet has an organic pride. It is totally in disregard of male world and doesn’t seek its validity at all. The poem reconstructs the whole image of a female and that is what feminism aims at.

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    Following literary devices are used in this poem- Alliteration- It is the repetition of sound. For example in the poem- “the stride of my steps” Metaphors- Angelou uses many metaphors such as “a hive of honey bees” means the men who roam around her to seduce her. She describes her eyes as “the fireRead more

    Following literary devices are used in this poem-

    Alliteration- It is the repetition of sound. For example in the poem- “the stride of my steps”

    Metaphors- Angelou uses many metaphors such as “a hive of honey bees” means the men who roam around her to seduce her. She describes her eyes as “the fire in my eyes.”

    Hyperbole- The poem has many hyperbolic instances. It means the exaggerated examples. It says that when she enters any scene, men fall down on their knees what she actually means that how submissive they become.

    Irony- The irony is when she describes the standard of beauty commonly held and smashes it apart with a complete disregard and establishes her own individual standard for her own self and asks others to do the same.

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    Feminity- the celebration of one’s womanliness is the major occupation of the poet in this poem. Power of a woman – The poet here describes her own autobiographical triumphs and power of attraction. She shows how she can subjugate anything including patriarchy under the allure of her personality. InRead more

    Feminity- the celebration of one’s womanliness is the major occupation of the poet in this poem.

    Power of a woman – The poet here describes her own autobiographical triumphs and power of attraction. She shows how she can subjugate anything including patriarchy under the allure of her personality.
    Individualism- The poem’s major concern is the inclusive individualism. The poet is extremely individualistic. She doesn’t belong to any herd.

    Breaking stereotypes- The poem breaks stereotypical perception of Black people especially black women.

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