Write a note on literary devices used in Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Write a note on literary devices used in Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

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  1. The poem brilliantly employs figurative language. It is full of similes and metaphors.
    She compares herself to dust, air and ocean across the poem which are similes.
    Her rising spirit is compared with moons and suns.
    Shoulders of victims are compared with teardrops.
    The difficulty of life is compared with the tide.
    The shameful incidences of her life and black people in general is described as “the huts of history’s shame.”

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