i love this poem because it just shows how maya is so confident w/ herself, so tough and showing that nothing will bring her down. i have never heard of maya angelou until today and after reading a couple poems, i am falling in love with her poetry. i never really liked poems and when i heard that we had to do a report on a poet for school i was everything but looking forward to it. i heard emily dickinson was a great poet even though i havent read her works, and i was going to do a report on her but i thought maybe i should do another poet who isnt noticed as much as others so i started searching and found maya and im so glad i decided to read her poetry. Still I Rise is a poem i am going to keep in my mind, to help me with everything, just remembering that nothing will ever bring me down.
i think this poem is very true. suicidal people out there feel alone in the world and end up leaving this life early because there is no one beside them. sometimes i used to think that i could have the life if i left everyone out of everything, be alone all the time. but now that i think about it, you cant make it alone.