Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. haughtiness. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner.
Similarly one may ask, what is the main idea of Still I Rise?
The poet speaks of the legacy of oppression, making references to the suffering of black people throughout history. She condemns the oppressors—ostensibly, white people—with great fierceness. She will make her “slave” ancestors proud by rising above their suffering and defying the oppressors.
Likewise, what is the form of the poem Still I Rise?
Structure and Form
‘Still I Rise‘ is a nine stanza poem that’s separated into uneven sets of lines. The first seven stanzas contain four lines, known as quatrains, stanzas eight has six lines and the ninth has nine. The first seven stanzas follow a rhyme scheme of ABCB, the eighth: ABABCC, and the ninth: ABABCCBBB.
Who is the speaker of Still I Rise?
When first reading through the poem, it is easy to identify Angelou herself as the speaker.
The theme of resilience is something that is constantly explored in literature. In ‘Still I Rise‘, the writer is constantly being knocked down by the white oppressor. … But the poet continues to get up and show that she will not give up, under any circumstances.
In this first quatrain, the rhyme scheme is thus ABCB. In rhyming “lies” with “rise,” the poem emphasizes that the speaker is able to directly counter the “lies” of the oppressor with her “rise.” This emphasis reiterates the power of the speaker’s “rise.”
Theme is the lesson about life or statement about human nature that the poem expresses. To determine theme, start by figuring out the main idea. Then keep looking around the poem for details such as the structure, sounds, word choice, and any poetic devices.
“History’s shame” represents slavery and the treatment of africans in colonies. Despite how other black people have been treated in the past, she’ll succeed.