In Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise," what techniques are used to express inequality?

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One technique that Angelou uses in "Still I Rise" is a tone that confronts inequality in a direct manner.

Upon reading "Still I Rise," it is clear that the poem's speaker does not accept inequality.  The speaker wants to bring attention to inequality, challenging it directly. The poem's first word is reflective of this confrontational tone.  The use of "You" makes it clear that the speaker is addressing an imbalance of power. Those who perpetuate this unfairness are called into question.  When the speaker says, "You may write...

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