The stories Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote and Don’t Give Up The Fight share a common theme of courage. In both stories, the main characters show perseverance. Susan B Anthony challenges equal rights, and Ava sticks up against her track teacher and others. Ava has to work up the guts to tell someone about track and Susan tries to fight for women's rights. Even though both show the same theme, they handle their problems differently.
Sangeetha perfectly sums up this poem specifically by saying, "Maya Angelou has combined several poetic devices in the poem 'Still I Rise ' to paint a vivid picture of endurance, hope, and strength" (Sangeetha). Although Maya Angelou 's most famous poems were written years ago, they continue to be a reminder to be confident in all situations. Also the poems serve as a reminder of history and of the
I rise. I rise.” This exemplifies her resilience through difficult times, just as Bishop does. These poems were written by two of the most influential female poets during the 1970s, and they both
For that reason, vivid compares herself to a poor women to demonstrate that, “Everybody has some choice, mother” (Shaw 1804). Vivie wants the choice to seek out a job to benefit herself instead her mother. Thus, Vivie challenges the female role through her behaviour when she tells her mother “I don 't want to be worthless” (Shaw 1827). She ultimately wants to have a purpose in society instead of others seeing her an object through her appearance. Similar to Monica, Vivie does not want her position in society to have a duty as a woman.
Society makes it harder for those that embrace diversity and respect the differences God’s children have. Therefore, things like the Queen Bee theory can be an easy style to mimic when you are a woman that just wants to strengthen her career and lead, ones that wants to have the same chances men have. Women working with other women help spread light and eliminate darkness. It presents a chain reaction that is positive.
When you have courage you don’t only do it for yourself , you also do it for other people like your friends and family. Second, she had courage for herself. She had courage for herself because she didn’t want to stand and she just wanted to stand up for herself. The americans treated them badly and she was tired of it and decided she didn’t want to be treated like that anymore.
Maya Angelou was an author, civil rights activist, and a poet. She was the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, California, and was a part of the Harlem Writers Guild. Her 1969 autobiography called I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the first best-seller from an African-American woman and her poems have earned her multiple awards. Angelou was a truly talented writer. Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the example of Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple, the protagonist, Celie, lives oppressed, obedient and controlled by her abusive husband, unable to fight back due to the lack of strong role models. But, Celie begins to learn how to be independent and to follow her dreams zealously, thanks to the introduction of strong female role models. In fact, it is the example of these role models that aids Celie in becoming an independent businesswoman who believes in her self-worth. Hopelessness will strike every person in their lives at some point, due to oppression or stressful situations, but with a quality support system, that hopelessness can be
Through trials of tough times she overcame it all and Angelou’s life started to look up. She became a member of the Harlem Writers Guild and a civil rights activist. Through this she organized numerous groups and starred in numerous musicals. She traveled to different countries performing and when she came back she decided to write about the struggles and adventures of her life. She wrote “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969 which made history being the first nonfiction best-seller by and African-American woman.
For instance, both “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” and “Still I Rise” feature a comparable tone and pattern where she repeats the titles as a consistent refrain. In both poems also, Maya highlights the sorts of cruelties she faces but, in the end, asserts her victory in overcoming them. In “Still I Rise” she states, “You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt (Angelou, The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou).” She then ends with a victorious assertion that, just like dust, she will still rise. In “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me,” on the other hand, she points to noises down the hall and shadows on the wall as some of the unpleasant experiences she faces.
Both African American men and women have had the strength to put up with racial comments and slurs they have been told all their lives. In the speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass and the poem, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, are perfect examples to show how white Americans used to treat the African American people. White Americans back then, and even in modern day, would talk down about them, hoping to break down their self confidence even more than it already has been. This may be true to others, but to Douglass and Angelou, they do not let the heartless words of others define who they are as an individual.
The poem “Still I Rise” written by Maya Angelou and the story “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Saline, are two different kind of writing styles. One is a poem and the other is a story. Even though they might be two different kind of styles of writing, they still are somewhat similar. “Still I Rise” is a poem about conquering your goals in life and rising up to be the best you can possibly be. Mayas writing in this poem is very confident, in a way she almost sounds like she's bragging.
“On the Occasion of Our Anniversary” by Clementine Von Radics. This poem talks about a women who got abused, this woman talks about her experience after it all ended. This girl was traumatized since she went through a difficult time. She can't forget what happened to her “This morning I googled signs of domestic abuse” here she is stating that she got abused by her husband/boyfriend. “I still flinch at slamming doors” she still moves when she hears slamming doors.
I firmly believe that poetry speaks to the soul. It feeds the need we have for intellectual reading and makes our brain work toward a deeper meaning. So, what is it that makes a good poem? What makes a poem better than another? In my opinion, it not only depends how relatable a poem is but how well the poetic elements are used to give the poem character.
III. a. Maya Angelou was an avid writer, speaker, activist and teacher. As a result of the many hardships that she suffered while growing up as a poor black woman in the south she has used her own experiences as the subject matter of her written work. In doing this she effectively shows how she was able to overcome her personal obstacles. Her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) tells the story of her life and how she overcame and moved forward triumphantly in spite of her circumstances.