International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2016)

An explication of self-discovery in Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise


Sangeetha S

Angelou’s poem deals with racism were writer portrays positive and strong tone throughout the poem with respect to the society. She presents us with an insight into what life was like for a black woman in the society. Angelou skilfully manages to take a subject as dreadful as racism and leaves the reader of her poem feeling both angry and proud at the same time. This poem is very much relevant to the present situation. The Poem arouses a strong emotional response amoung the readers. The better understanding of the poem enforces us how the human spirit can achieve and “rise” above even the most horrible aspects of life without to be “beaten” or “broken”. This paper tries to underpin the theme of hope and confidence within.

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Sangeetha S. An explication of self-discovery in Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise. International Journal of English Research. 2016; 2(4): 06-08.