... work] Poem presentation on Contemporary Poet Volume of poetry: "And Still I Rise"-Maya Angelou Poem for presentation-"Still I Rise"-Maya Angelou
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou is about determination to make good despite being oppressed or repressed. Line per line, the persona bares what the tormentor is doing to her, such as lying about the persona, being sad when the persona is happy, and communicating the expectation that the persona should not be acting happy on account of her past. It appears, however, that the persona, herself, is not exactly humble, but acts like she has nothing to be ashamed of or sorry for, and this gets the ire of her tormentor.
The tormentor is depicted as using all his or...