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Name:- Hitaxi H Bhatt.
Roll No:- 03.
Semester :- 03.
Paper No:- 11 ( The Postcolonial Literature.)
Topic:- Influence of po...
• And Still I Rise is made up of 32 short poems, divided into
three parts.
• First sound of freedom that represent in ‘Cag...
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’...
• Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil
wells
Pumping in my living ro...
• Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
(Stanza 03)...
• Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like
teardrops,
Weakened by my soulfu...
• You may shoot me with your
words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your
hatefulness,
But still, like ...
• Leaving behind nights of terror
and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s
wondrously
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my
ance...
• The poem, Still I Rise, is not only a proclamation of her
own determination to rise above society, but was also a call
t...
Thank You.
•Bibliography.
“Angelou”http://www.poetryfoundation.org
/archive/poet.html?id=180) Poetry
Foundation. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
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Influence Of Postcolonial Literature On Maya Angelou's Poem 'Still I Rise.''

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Here in my Presentation you can find influence of postcolonial literature in Maya Angelou's poem ' Still I Rise.' In each stanza her determination reflects by using satirical words against her oppressor.

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Influence Of Postcolonial Literature On Maya Angelou's Poem 'Still I Rise.''

  1. 1. Name:- Hitaxi H Bhatt. Roll No:- 03. Semester :- 03. Paper No:- 11 ( The Postcolonial Literature.) Topic:- Influence of postcolonial Literature on Maya Angelou’s poem ‘ Still I Rise’. Submitted To:- Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University.
  2. 2. • And Still I Rise is made up of 32 short poems, divided into three parts. • First sound of freedom that represent in ‘Caged Bird.’ • Second the sound of Equality represent in ‘Equality.’ • Third sounds of Racism that ‘Alone and Still I Rise.’ • Three sounds of African-American that reflect in Maya Angelou’s poems. • One big issue about race is African-Americans were got the racial discrimination and they became the minority in the United States. • Sounds of Minority reflects in her poem.
  3. 3. You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. (Stanza 01) • nothing and no one could oppress her or keep her down. • history books saw “twisted lies”. • she is trodden in the dirt, that she will rise like dust.
  4. 4. • Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. (Stanza 02) • Ask a question about her tone • People around her beset with gloom when she succeed • As a woman she is succeeded in her life. • Oil wells pumping in my living room symbolizes success as a woman writer.
  5. 5. • Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. (Stanza 03) • Compares herself with moon and sun. as they affected by tides. • she has no choice but rise up out of her suffering. • Society might to keep her oppressed but it is in her nature to rise up against oppression. • Just as the tides to respond the moon.
  6. 6. • Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? (Stanza 04) • She knows that her own success is received with bitterness by the racist people in her society. • she directs these questions at the society that has long tried to keep her oppressed. • They did not want to see a black woman rise up out of the oppression of her society and succeed.
  7. 7. • You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. ( Stanza 06) • No matter what it does to oppress her. It will not succeed. • Anything can’t be prevail against her with words or looks. • Or if it managed to have her killed because of its hatefulness. • She claims that she will still rise like air.
  8. 8. • Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. (Stanza 09) • She intends to leave behind all the effects of slavery and history of oppression to rise above it. • She claims that she leave behind the terror and fear and rise above the pain and the oppression. • Repetition of words ‘I Rise’ suggest her determination towards oppressors.
  9. 9. • The poem, Still I Rise, is not only a proclamation of her own determination to rise above society, but was also a call to others to live above the society in which they were brought up. • she can give voice to hundreds of those who were oppressed. • The poem is extremely inspirational and empowering. • It is motivating and reminds us that if we respect ourselves then the world will have no control over whom or what we are.
  10. 10. Thank You.
  11. 11. •Bibliography. “Angelou”http://www.poetryfoundation.org /archive/poet.html?id=180) Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2013-06-23.

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