How does Maya Angelou represent the quality of resilience in her poem "Still I Rise"?

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Resilience is the quality of withstanding hardship and bouncing back. 

In “Still I Rise,” Angelou’s speaker compares herself to various elements of nature with similes.  A simile is "a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like" or "as"" (enotes reference, simile)

These similes highlight her connection to nature and the deep-rooted strength she has.  The speaker is a black woman who gains strength from her people’s own adversity.

The speaker begins by comparing herself to the resiliency of dust.

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I'll rise. (lines...

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