It is in the way she walks, the rhythm of the heels of her shoes clicking against the ground in a fashionable gait. The poet says that men themselves have wondered what they see in her. She has much to offer the world, and this is all because she is a truly phenomenal woman. As the title claims to be, these four poems are the greatest works of Maya Angelou, celebrating women. However, one might also read it as unbelievable—like a natural phenomenon that defies human expectations.
To Metrophobic Me: I can see where you are coming from, but it is way too technical. The phrase also conjures an image of African slaves who were often shamed or told to look down and be obedient. Most of Angelou's work, including the poems in this collection, was inspired by the struggles experienced by African American women in the long history of oppression and discrimination in America. Maya shows us that this woman feels great about herself regardless of what others think. Angelou starts the poem with a stanza describing people's reaction to the woman. It is a beautiful slim hardback book, slightly wider than an average paperback, and contains just one famous poem Phenomenal Woman by the great Maya Angelou.
What defines an effective leader? The third stanza is about men that are actually wondering themselves why they behave in a way presented above whenever they see the persona. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. We all possess individual personal strengths. The media has an effect on how society views reality. This firmness, this confidence makes her a phenomenal woman who refuses to mould herself according to male desire. Individual accountability is the first requirement for success in being a leader.
Googling is fantastic, but there's nothing like settling down with the printed page in a comfy chair. There are 32 poems in the collection, including two of her most famous: 'Still I Rise' and 'Phenomenal Woman. A person with strong character shows drive, determination, self-discipline, willpower, and nerve. The terms phenomenal and phenomenal woman are repeated at the end of each stanza of the poem. Here the poet has personified her feet to indicate the happy composure she is in when she is around men. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size. There is joy in her feet.
People fail to believe her as she reiterates that her x-factor lies in something beyond this. By consciously choosing to call herself phenomenal, Angelou seems almost incredulous that she is lucky enough to be a woman. In this stanza, the speaker uses nouns that evoke energy and light to describe her allure. She has a proud smile which exudes optimism. · A celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou used her words to attempt to get through to insecure girls throughout the word. It is an extremely emphatic device because of the emphasis placed on the last word in a phrase or sentence.
Did you want to see me broken? Angelou begin her career in a different way than most poets. The poem can be considered as a discourse commenting on social outlook towards gender and sexuality, and is commonly regarded as a tribute to womanhood. Actually, male doctrine believes in specificity. Oh and the rest of you guys, be nice. Unlike other women who shout and jump about and have to talk aloud to register their presence before men, the poet has a quiet way of going about.
They flock around her like a hive of honey bees that surround the queen bee and she becomes the cynosure of their eyes. She is not just singing her own praises and rejoicing in herself; rather, she has been telling this story about her life to a listener with the hope of getting this person to understand and respect her. Sometimes there is an additional smaller reproduction. Maya Angelou wrote the poem from experience. The use of repetition for example greatly asserts her subject. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St.
Her attractiveness goes beyond the physical: it is something innate inside her that makes her so irresistible to men. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. They cannot touch her, which makes it even more difficult to understand why they are so crazy about her. She grew up in St. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I have heard and read this poem several times. Does my sassiness upset you? Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed.