Beauty of a woman is like a lump of gold which is hard to get. Her essence, her well being, goes far deeper. Our planet is crying out for help. Her attractiveness goes beyond the physical: I loved this poem and will pass it along to my sister, nieces and great-niece and to all those beautiful ladies in my life that mean so much to me so they will always realize their unique beauty!
I had no spiritual being and my life was exposed to the material matters and outwardly appearances seemed to be what mattered most. Everyone with daughters should have this poem framed and given as a gift for their daughters to have and to hold and to go back to from time to time through life to remind them of their beauty and worth.
She can hold her head high because of what she is: Has this poem touched you? She saw hatred and greed, not only as divisive, but as the forces of evil. The knowledge that would be generated by that level of brain power would give us access to the stars, to the universe as well as to our dreams.
As the poem continues, Angelou extols the inner mystery that makes her so attractive to the men around her.
One most often defines the word as meaning extraordinary and impressive, and Angelou is certainly reveling in being an extraordinary and impressive woman; however, the word phenomenal is also synonymous with unbelievable. Set to her poem StillIRise, the video Doodle includes her own voice along with the voices of other individuals whose lives she has inspired.
You know this is the ego speaking, making everyone aware of the attributes on show. Structurally, Angelou breaks her poem into four major stanzas, with two smaller, yet still significant stanzas in between. Angelou explains that she does not need to draw attention to herself; the attention is naturally given to her because she is a woman.
The final four lines also drive home the idea that this woman is special, unbelievable and her presence cannot be denied.
This comparison also highlights the primitive side to human sexuality. And others have trochaic followed by iambic: And at the end of each. As life proceeded, I never felt good about myself and I perceived myself as ugly, my hips and butt too large and I allowed the enemy of my soul to year by year haunt me and my self worth plummeted.
She understood education was extremely important; to that end she was a voracious reader, consuming two to three books a week from the time she was a teenager until her vision failed in her eighties. And immediately following this is the repeated mantra-like four line list of physical traits that go to make up the total woman.
For example, just note the full end rhymes: My mother did not herself go to college to pursue a degree. Despite not being what society thinks she should be - ideally beautiful - the phenomenal woman can attract the opposite sex to her simply by entering a room.
When I think of these men and consider how my sisters treat me, I feel sad that they are empty like them.Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou - Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tel. Aug 30, · Maya Angelou's poem is a clear, strong message to all who think a woman has to be a fashion model to be phenomenal.
You don't have to fit other people's ideas of Reviews: 1. Best poems and quotes from famous poets. Read romantic love poems, love quotes, classic poems and best poems. All famous quotes. Maya Angelou’s book, “Phenomenal Woman” is one of her best works that I think every girl, no matter the color of her skin, should have in their collection because it helps young women to face adversities, build an identity, and appreciate why we are all unique and special/5().
Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing. The following work was published April In 24 All-Star Readers on the Words That Rock Their Worlds, Oprah calls Maya Angelou's poem "life defining.
Here is an analysis of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman, which defies the stereotypes women are often faced with today.
The poem appeared in Angelou’s.Download