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But still, like air, Ill rise

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        StatementTemple University Press
        PublishersTemple University Press
        LC Classifications1997
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 128 p. :
        Number of Pages86
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 101566395372
        2Asian American history and culture

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Don't you take it awful hard 'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin' in my own back yard. Alliteration Where alliteration appears in the poem:• — Like an ocean she is rising constantly• This is what makes the piece attractive — the element of romantic fury and defiant emotions in it. ; Do you want to see me broken? Panthers in the park Strangers in the dark No, they don't frighten me at all. 13Did you want to see me broken? Does my haughtiness offend you? It acts to strengthen the scorn in the poem and highlights how hard these people have fought to win their freedom and how hard they will fight to retain it.

Why are you beset with gloom? The lines speak of the determination in the hearts of the African Americans to fight against every form of exploitation and oppression. The poet asks if the people who want her and her people to remain slaves will not be offended by her pride. Does it come as a surprise That I dance like air I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?

" Throughout the poem, the types of harrowing and unjust treatment that Black people in America are addressed alongside declarations of "I rise. Does it come as a Ill rise That I dance But still I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? ; Does my sexiness offend you? The last two paragraphs speak about the history of African-Americans through slavery and how horrible it was.

The poems I started writing after a few years in this country were accounts of encounters with immigration officials. Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Four Republican representatives and one independent joined their Democratic colleagues to vote 240-187 in support of the resolution. A posthumous 1999 release from — who had cried in Angelou's arms when they were filming Poetic Justice together — was called Still I Rise, and among the tracks was a song with the same title.

Maya Angelou: The Meaning Behind Her Poem I

I am still working on rising from the last assault inflicted by my persecutors and without doubt I will rise.

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the dirt But still, like dust, I rise. What this heroic man did changed the lives of many people at that time and has also influenced the lives of many people today.