Maya Angelou “Still I Rise”. Melissa Hernandez Naxhiely Flores Per.5. Background. Maya Angelou was born on April 4 th , 1928 in St. Louis Missouri. Growing up, Angelou’s love for the art won her a scholarship in dancing and acting
The language of the poem contributes to the meaning because it’s inspirational. Throughout the poem, the speaker talks about succeeding, even when times are hard.
You may want to see me down
You may want my dreams to fall
You may want to see me broken
But there is nothing you can do to make that happen
I’m more then what you see
I’m more than what you think