Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' Phenomenal Woman ' By Maya Angelou

1234 Words Apr 24th, 2016 null Page
Many women face battles all throughout their lives, but the question they should ask themselves would be; how could you let your battles you’ve overpowered affect you in your present and your future life. As women, we have tended to let society mold us, and shape us cumulatively over the past few years. Society has this tight grip on our minds, making us question if we are ever good enough. Women cannot let society have that hold on them. In a poem written my Maya Angelou, she reminds women they too are a phenomenal woman. However, the truth of the matter is women of all different races have to face stereotypes and even have certain expectations to meet, on an everyday basis because of society.
A battle being face is that women all around, are all trying to fit into the standards of today’s society. In the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, she says “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. 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.” Ladies truly believe that in order for them to believe they are beautiful is if they all look like a supermodel. You are all told what the body image is in society, we see it all throughout social media and television. The truth is, being beautiful isn’t about fitting into a size 2 or having no flaws, beauty comes in all shapes and all sizes. There is a battle of beauty paradox women must face, looking attractive but not too much to where it becomes a distraction to…

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