AN ANALYSIS OF MAYA ANGELOU’S POETRY ENTITLED “STIL I RISE”

Nurzalinda, Arin (2021) AN ANALYSIS OF MAYA ANGELOU’S POETRY ENTITLED “STIL I RISE”. In: Proceeding of 2nd International Conference on The Teaching of English and Literature, 6 November 2021, Bengkulu.

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Abstract

Maya Angelou is a poet and author who is concerned about the position of black women and wishes to improve it. In her writings, such as the poem "Still I Rise," it can be noticed. In this poem, Maya Angelou defines black feminism and encourages black women to realize their full potential.The author went through various processes to complete the analysis. Firstly, the author did a close study of the poems to gain a better understanding of them, particularly in regards to black feminism. Secondly, The author then went over the sources in detail. After acquiring all of the essential data, the author continued to assess the difficulties using, simile, metaphor, repetition, symbol, tone, and also blackifeminism. The writer was able to evaluate the poems by paraphrasing them word for word.Thirdly, after examining the poetry, the author researched the concept of black feminism based on a survey of black feminism in the United States. The final step was to draw a conclusion based on the findings of the analysis. In this inquiry, feminist principles were used.The method was utilized to look into the predicament of black women who rise up as a result of oppression.According to the investigation's results, there is a struggle between black women and white people, both male and female, as well as black males in "Still I Rise." The abuse of black women by white people who see them as slaves, as well as the denigration they experience from black men, causes them to suffer. As a result, black women will go to great lengths to rescue themselves from white and black male domination. A tension exists between white and black women (between ugly and beauty). The extent of black feminism and an assessment of black feminism in the United States, according to the scope of black feminism and an assessment of black feminism in the United States, "Still I Rise" depicts black women fighting enslavement and prejudice, whereas represents self-assured black women seeking to challenge society's beauty standard.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 06:19
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 06:19
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/24050

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