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

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

  1. 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?"

  2. In the following lines, Maya Angelou uses ___________. "You may shoot me with your words,You may cut me with your eyes,"

  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."

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

  5. "I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,Welling and swelling I bear in the tide." This quote is an example of _____________.

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