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B.A. FIRST YEAR THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY CHAPTER-  16 STILL I RISE BY MAYA ANGELOU NOTES

B.A. FIRST YEAR THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY CHAPTER- 16 STILL I RISE BY MAYA ANGELOU NOTES


MAYA ANGELOU

Maya Angelou Born On 4 April 1928 
She Is A Famous Black American Women Poet.
In Her Thirtess Maya Become Our Distinguished Social Activist Author. 
She Also Commitment To Promote Black Civil Rights Strengthened. 
She Began To Examine The Nature Of Racial Oppression Racial Progress And 
Racial Integration.

Poem still I rise (summary)

The first stanza draws attention to the fact that accounts of the lives 
Of an exploited suppressed enslaved racial group or community 
are invariably biased by colour prejudice, such as a strong cultural 
factor in western society.
She Use New Images Assert Her Spirit Of Survival 
She Said If A Black Women's Sassiness Upsets People So Be It. 
If It Makes Them Gloomy That Is A Victory Of An 
Oppressed Group Black Women 
When She Talked Of Oil Wells She Is Referring To Access To Wealth.
Her Amazing Self Confidence Is Reiterated In Her 
Psychological Security Reaffirmed By Images Of The 
Eternity Of The Moon And The Sun 
And The Tides Caused By The Moon. The Rising Tide Is 
Hope Springing High.
She Has Goldmines In Her Backyard And The Wealth Represented By The Oil 
Wells And Goldmines Is Not Just Material It Is An Emotional And 
Psychological Resource The Source Of Strength.
She Then States That The Entire Society Of Black People Has Been The 
Victim Of Racial Discrimination During The 18th And 19th Centuries, There 
Has Been Inhuman Discrimination Against The Society Of Black People.
She Said That Those People  Abuse Me, Can See Me With Cruel Eyes 
But they Can Not Break To My Confidence, will-power And My Determination. 
The Poet compared her to The Black Ocean Who Does Not Care About 
Those People Who Hate Her And Wanted To Down Her Dream And Self-Confidence 
In The Last Poet Use 7 Times I Rise I Rise I Rise This Is 
Reinforcement And Reassertion Of A Triumphant Self The Black Poet.

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