Unformatted text preview: And Still I Rise . In this poem, Angelou utilizes rhythmic devices in conjunction with the content of the poem in order to inspire and galvanize the reader by means of personal experience and historical perspective. The content of “Still I Rise” is an interesting juxtaposition of inspiring subject matter and depressing undertones that lend themselves well to the duality of the poem. The speaker throughout the piece is Angelou, herself, addressing her adversaries, whilst also grappling with the plight of her ancestors. She employs specific content, literary devices, and word choice throughout the poem in order to achieve a powerful and persistent tone....
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- Fall '07
- Poetry, –Maya Angelou, renowned contemporary poet