'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou: the poem
You might write me down of all time With your bitter, twisted is placed, You may trod me in the very dirt and grime But still, just like dust, I will rise. Will my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like We've got oil wells Growing in my living room. Much like moons and like team, With the assurance of tides, Just like hopes springing substantial, Still I'll rise. Would you want to discover me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulder muscles falling straight down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries. Will my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it terrible hard 'Cause I have a good laugh like I've got platinum mines Diggin' in my own back yard. You could shoot myself with your words and phrases, You may cut me with the eyes, You could kill myself with your hatefulness, But still, just like air, Items rise. Really does my sexy upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I party like We have got diamonds At the meeting of my personal thighs? Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that is rooted in pain I actually rise I'm a black ocean, bouncing and wide, Welling and swelling We bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak which wondrously clear I rise Bringing the products that my personal ancestors offered, I was the desire and the wish of the servant. I go up I climb I rise. GCSE The english language Blended Beautifully constructed wording
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Exploring the Poem
We are now going to explore 'Still My spouse and i Rise' making use of the five aspects of poetry we looked at before.
Situation Perspective Ideas or perhaps themes Language and style Mood or atmosphere After studying 'Still I actually Rise' a couple of times, use the following questions to support explore your ideas about the poem.
What do you imagine Angelou may possibly mean in the opening lines when she says that history tells is placed about her?
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Inside the closing lines, who is Internet Angelou discussing...