Figurative Language in "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou Quiz

Figurative Language in "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou Quiz

Created by beateach

Maya Angelou use a number of figurative language devices in her poem "Still I Rise. Can you identify them?

  • Question 1

    In the following lines, Maya Angelou uses ___________.

    "You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,"

  • Question 2

    "I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
    Welling and swelling I bear in the tide."

    This quote is an example of _____________.

  • Question 3

    In this stanza, Maya Angelou uses __________ to create imagery.

    "Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I’ll rise."

  • Question 4

    "I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise
    I rise
    I rise."
    The repetition of the words "I rise" provides _________ .

  • Question 5

    "Shoulders falling down like teardrops," is a ___________ .

  • Question 6

    The first two lines of the second stanza are what type of literary device?

    "Does my sassiness upset you?
    Why are you beset with gloom?"

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