Literary Analysis: Phenomenal Woman

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Samiksha Thapa Diamond (170310) John Remarek Phenomenal Woman - by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. (1) I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees I say, It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. (2) Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery When I try to show them, They say they still can’t see. I say, It’s in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. (3) Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say, It’s in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, The palm of my hand, The need for my care. ’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. (4) Literary Analysis Essay on “Phenomenal Woman” What is the inner mystery of the character’s beauty in

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