Nikki Giovanny

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Nikki Giovanny is an independent woman, she used her personal stories to challenge others to push their abilities to be the best they can be. The poem "woman", talks about a woman that has the man she wants to impress but no matter how hard he tries he won’t let her be the best she can be. Giovanny uses imagery, personification, repetition, and metaphors to express her story throughout the poem.
In the first stanza the speaker uses imagery, "she wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields but he wouldn 't agree to be a dandelion". As the reader we can picture that Giovanni is the grass and is weaker than the dandelion, therefore she wants him to be there and pick her up, support her, and protect her if anything happens to her but the only
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“She tried to be a book but he wouldn 't read”. She tries to accommodate him by being open with him, but he would not be open with her, he wants nothing to do with her.
In the fifth stanza the Woman turns herself into a bulb because she wanted to glow and be there when the man in her life needed guidance or support, the man didn’t want guidance nor support. All the woman does is be there for him.
In the sixth and final stanza she decided enough was enough. “She decided to become a woman and though he still refuses to be a man she decided it was all right”, she basically gave up on trying to be perfect for the man in her life, she was already perfect and supportive and the man in her life didn’t see it.
The poem Woman by Nikki Giovanni is really inspiring to all woman and young girls. This poems makes us as woman open our eyes and makes us realize we are perfect and we don’t have to have the man in our life’s tell us we are. We have to move from the negativity and spread our wings and fly. If spreading your wings and flying is what you want to do then go ahead and do
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