A link to my chosen wikipedia stub would be on Maya Angelou, “AND STILL I RISE” : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Still_I_Rise
^^^^^^This original link does not have much on Maya Angelou or her work that was done. So I will be expanding the page and elaberate more on this women who has mad history with her writing.
I have entered the literature resourse center (gale) and i have found so much interested fact, opinions and even feed back on Maya angelou and her work. Maya had a collection of five volumes of peopms in her life time. She has also braught about a pocket size volume of “four poems celerbrating women entitled phenomonal women.” Angelou’s poems celebrate black people, men and women; at the same time, they bear witness to the trials of black people in this country. Implicitly or directly, whites are called to account, yet Angelou’s poetry, steeped though it is in the languages and cultures of black America, does not exclude whites. Quite the reverse: the poems are generous in their directness, in the humor Angelou finds alongside her outrage and pain, in their robust embrace of life. They are truly “celebratory.” Though Angelou’s repertory is wide, she is at her best when working in the rhythms and highly inflected speech patterns of black Southern dialect, or being street-wise hip. She prefers strong, straightforward rhyme to free verse. The musical currents of blues and jazz, the rhythm of rap songs, and the language of the Bible mingle in her poems. The rhetoric of the pulpit is here too, though Angelou sometimes turns it to secular purposes. “Still I Rise,” a poem about the survival of black women despite every kind of humiliation, deploys most of these forces, as it celebrates black women while simultaneously challenging the stereotypes to which America has subjected them since the days of slavery. “Does my sassiness upset you?” “Does my haughtiness offend you?” “Does my sexiness upset you?” the poet demands in an in-your-face tone through successive stanzas, leading to the poem’s inspirational conclusion. The penultimate stanza is especially strong: “Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise / I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, / Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.”Citation Mla Form <Refrense>Cookson, Sandra. “Review of The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou and Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women in World Literature.” Today 69.4 (Autumn 1995): 800. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Ed. Ellen McGeagh. Vol. 32. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 20 Apr. 2012.Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420033958&v=2.1&u=cuny_nytc&it=r&p=LitRG&sw=w