"Still I Rise" is a great poem because of how directly the narrator speaks about the impossibility of oppressing an entire race and treating them like second-class citizens. It is also a great poem because of how the speaker uses different techniques to promote the idea that black people will rise up to any challenge and overcome it one way or another. For example, rhetorical questions are used throughout the poem, and they seem to goad readers into entering an argument that can't be won.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
Stanza three is a bit of a unique stanza in the poem because of the way that it incorporates metaphor and simile. The speaker mentions the moon, the sun, and the tides:
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides . . .
All three of those things will inevitably rise, regardless of how much humanity may or may not want that to happen, and that is exactly what will happen to the speaker and others like her. They will inevitably rise up and overcome all obstacles that stand in the way of their equality.