I believed early in life that I would not amount to much, stupid, fat and like water being soaked up in a sponge, I focused on the negative and not the positive. Her products got her fame and when she died she was the richest African American. When reading these four poems, two of which I have been read and re-reading for years, I hear Angelou's voice. Her strong vo Maya Angelou is an amazing poet whose casual, musical style makes the reader almost feel as if they are hearing a song as opposed to reading a poem. Asyndeton is a figure of speech in which one or several conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses. If you're really into poetry I think you'll really love this little book, and it also could be an awesome gift since it's so tiny but so powerful.
There is a glossary of the terms that appear in the analysis and interpretation of the poem. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. While Angelou does not utilize much figurative language in the poem, she effectively uses a metaphor when comparing the men swooning around her to bees around a hive of honey. All rhinestones The Relaxed Missy fit Not Form Fit 4. I would use this book inside my classroom when talking about the proper use of repetition and how to bring your audience into your poems by doing so. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips.
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. Especially anyone who has issues with confidence. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. She achieves this powerful language through imagery, detailed descriptions, slant rhyme, metaphors, and repetition. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Angelous says she is actually trying to show them what this mystery is but they are not able to see it.
Find out more in our. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. The analysis and interpretation of every stanza Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. A mock up and quote will be sent to customer for approval or changes. . We ship our items within 3- 5 business days of cleared payment received in our PayPal or Direct Checkout account. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me.
I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. You do not need a perfect body, you just need to be a good person and have some confidence in yourself. Kari Levitt, and the first Trinbagonian, Dr. Whenever I feel the pressure of a misogynistic world, this is the book I will run to. Does my sassiness upset you? With such a voice words take on a fuller, rounded-out meaning.
Find out more in our. For the record, I truly believe that 90+% of guys would never behave this way. I realize now that this must have been extremely annoying to all those forced to witness it. Exceptions are made if a mistake was made on our part. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. If in doubt, please drop me a line! I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
I especially liked Still I Rise and Weekend Glory but I'm more of like a prose type of girl. My life ain't heaven but it sure ain't hell. Hyperbole A figure of speech composed of a striking exaggeration. I took it to heart and started making my thoughts heard. All of the poems are a compelling reminder of the special strenght of being a woman.
Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. The slant rhyme also adds power to the language. On this , please join me in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political contributions of women from everywhere. Although I have read the poems several times before, I have never looked at the poem through the eyes of a writer. Angelou compares men to bees and she says that whenever they see her they all surround her and they all want to get as close to her as possible. Angelou explains that she does not need to draw attention to herself; the attention is naturally given to her because she is a woman. I say It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style.
Maya Angelou, discuses how real women have curves and reminds us we're not perfect. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. Why are you beset with gloom? As an aspiring poet, I am constantly envious of Angelou's superb mastery of rhyme and meter, as well as her use of repetition. The poem is like a ballad, it is a free verse narrative. Other women are baffled on why men are attracted to her.