Each has four or five rhyming lines, then the line "I say," then a few lines of rhyming imagery describing the speaker physically, then a refrain:
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.
I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet.
Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery.
When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally.Lesson plan: 'Phenomenal Woman', by Maya Angelou. Inspire the girls and boys in your class with this entertaining and uplifting poem by one of the greatest African American poets of the 20th century.
Hays CISD educator motivates self in drive against cancer. Among the plethora of songs Hays CISD educator Yvette Sutten has heard in her lifetime, few hold as much significance as a musical rendition of Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman.”.
Maya Angelou died on May 28 in her Winston Salem, North Carolina home. The death of beloved poet, writer, activist, actress, humanitarian, and phenomenal woman is a personal loss to many.
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Maya Angelou’s first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was published in , and I was reading it in The book – the first in a seven-volume memoir – is set partly in my hometown of St. Louis (where Angelou was born in ), and I reveled in seeing my city brought to life. Phenomenal Woman Summary "Phenomenal Woman" is a poem that can be read as a celebration of a woman's successful life.
Poetic Techniques Maya Angelou employs a number of techniques in "Phenomenal Woman". Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, – May 28, ) was an American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, .