Maya Angelou’s “Africa” and “Still I Rise” Poems Essay

The last two stanzas claim the beginning of a new era for black people when they leave all the shame of inaction in the past and rise. The poet’s self-respecting and non-hostile tone remained the same throughout the poem. Moreover, the author strongly supported her position and claimed that she would not change her stand. Overall, Angelou’s “Still I Rise” seems to be a meditation for developing national pride and consciousness among black people after the civil rights movement began.

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