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What exactly are you looking for? An analysis of the meaning of the poem? Do you need to point out poetic devices?
"Does my sassiness offend you?"
"Does my hautiness offend you?"
"Does my sexiness offend you?"
Well, if so:
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise
This poem is a true Civil Rights poem about the resiliency of Blacks. No matter what has happened to them in history (and to the author):
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise
There are terrific similes, metaphors, personification in this poem - can you find some?
- like dust I'll rise - simile
- I walk like I've got oil wells pumping in my living room - simile
- You may shoot me with your words - metaphor
There is something wonderful in every line! See what you can find. There is a helpful analysis here on enotes.
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