She wrote many poems about womanhood and made every woman feel comfortable through her words. “Phenomenal Woman” is an example of just this. Angelou did not only use her own character traits in this poem, but she also addressed the reader throughout the poem to illustrate a literary effect. By writing as if she is talking directly to the reader, Angelou draws the reader in as part of her story. For example, “Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
The younger woman uses an analogy to compare the older lady to “an old opera tune.” The poem explains that with age, comes maturity; and with maturity comes self-love. In the poem “You are More than Beautiful” Rupi Kaur, feminist and author of Milk and Honey, states she “wants to apologize to all the women [she has] called beautiful before [she’s] called them intelligent or brave. This exemplifies that inwardly beauty will always out rule outwardly
Kayla Terry October 30, 2015 English 101P 2:00-3:40 Annotated Bibliography Beyoncé In the media, what type of girl is the perfect girl? Beyoncé known as the “Queen” in pop culture sends a message to women of all ages in this world that we are beautiful and have power in this world. I chose Beyoncé as my topic because I believe that the message she gives to women is important to herself and fans who follow. As we know Beyoncé has the life, looks, and popularity that all women want in this world, but she tells us it’s okay to not be the “Perfect Woman”. Flawless and Run the World is two songs that says women are powerful and beautiful just the way they are.
Angelou who is a strong confident woman who does not bother what people think about her celebrates her success in life. In Angelou 's poem Phenomenal Woman she speaks as a self-confident woman. Though she has not had that confidence her whole life. There are many reasons to why Maya Angelou wrote this poem, but to her, this poem was one
In the film 'Mona Lisa Smile', the topic of women the way in which they are different to men is identified. The director portrays the women in the film as obedient and worthless through a variety of uses of camera shots and angles. Body language is also used to convey this characteristic. All of the students wear the same color sequence and same makeup, which is a sign that women follow tradition in attempt to be individual. In this film we see how Katherine Watson shows the many students at Wellesley how important it is to live by your own definition.Towards the end of this film we see how all the characters change and develop.
Who is Maya Angelou? Maya Angelou was primarily a very versatile and talented person. This woman of African American origin wrote and published seven autobiographies that were very popular and highly-evaluated in the US. However, she is well-known not only for being an author but also for being an actress, poet, dancer, and screenwriter. And of course we must not forget activism in the field of civil rights conducted by Maya.
Despite the fact that these women had to suffer great ordeals during those times, fairytales have decided to convert this dreadful story into a story of love. In short, fairytales have always been, and always will be, based on the ideology of love being the true key to happiness. Despite the fact that numerous recent adaptations of the same fairytales try to make it more feminist, the “feminist” protagonist is almost always swept off her feet. References Belinkie, M. (2009). The Princess and the Frog: A Comparative Analysis.
“Still I Rise” is a powerful poem written by a powerful woman who knew what she stood for and was not afraid to express herself. Maya Angelou was an african-american born and raised in the “Jim Crow” south. She was raised around the time of racism and poverty in the 1950s-1960s. The most powerful person in her childhood that shaped her life was her mother’s boyfriend. When she was just seven years old her mother’s boyfriend raped her.
Owing to her free and open treatment of many an institutions of the typical Indiansociety like marriage and sex, she etched her space in her generation just like an iconoclast. Not abusive but honest and straight her opinions infused with power have paved their way in putting up an altogether different picture of the female sexuality and sensibility. Voicing her stand on constructed identity of the male counterpart (woman) and her desire for freedom from such construction, this paper focuses on her writing of her much controversial work My Story – an autobiography written in the most straightforward manner with all honesty and sincerity,exploring the female imagination and putting it on platter for a woman to realize her true identity and for the man to question his. Keywords: Marriage,sex,identity, freedom, tradition,Indian English writing, womanhood, women writing. INTRODUCTION My
We know that shit ain’t real, c’mon now make it stop. If you got beauty beauty, just raise em up, cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top”. Here she encourages women to embrace their bodies and feel confident, which is immensely empowering. This is honestly the best verse in the entire song because, without bashing any body type or relying on men, she succeeds in telling females to confident about their bodies and how they look. But again she contradicts this empowering verse by stating: “Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about your size, she says boys like a little more booty to hold at night”.