Find an Online Tutor Now

Iva L.

asked • 11/15/14

Something in common - this two poem, "Phenomenal Woman" and "Still I Rise" written by Maya Angelou.

anything in common in this two poem, "Phenomenal Woman" and "Still I Rise" written by Maya Angelou. I found it very difficult to understand.

1 Expert Answer

By:

Matt H. answered • 11/15/14

Tutor
5.0 (335)

PATIENT :-) Elem/Middle MATH and WRITING; HS SAT and COLLEGE ESSAYS!

Iva L.

Matt, thank you so much. I think the theme for both poem is about she feels confident about herself (being black and being a woman), but not sure about it. Also, it seems no matter other people say or feel about her, she just want to be herself. Is that right?
Report

11/15/14

Matt H.

Yes, Iva, I would agree with both of those things.  Nice job! And not only does she want to be herself, she is not going to apologize for it, and she doesn't care what anyone thinks. She is strong, confident, unafraid, comfortable with her gender and her definition of femininity. In a way she is almost invincible.
 
She's amazing...
 
All best,
 
Matt
Report

11/16/14

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.