What are the striking images used in Still I Rise?

What are the striking images used in Still I Rise?

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  1. The poem gives us delight through the striking use of imagery. The imagery of oil industry is fitted into the second stanza like a parody. It says, “I’ve got oil wells pumping in my living room.” The grand image of cosmos is used here through “moons and suns” and “tides.” The pain of victims is expressed by the image which compares their falling shoulders to teardrops. The poet’s powerful feminity is expressed by the image of “diamonds at the meeting of thighs.” The hurtful past is shown through the image of night while the hope is shown through the image of a daybreak.

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