Still I Rise Summary
Maya Angelou

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Still I Rise Overview

“Still I Rise” is a 43-line poem composed of seven quatrains and two end stanzas written by American poet Maya Angelou. The poem was originally published in 1978 as part of Angelou’s third body of work, And Still I Rise. In “Still I Rise,” the speaker reflects on the sites of oppressions she has faced and the sources of strength that have helped her triumph. “Still I Rise” has served as inspiration for many because of the universal appeal of its themes of self-assuredness, strength, and perseverance.

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