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

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Phenomenal Woman
Amela Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Anne Frank, and Mother Teresa all are names that every person in this room knows. Each of these women held themselves to a higher standard than the rest and many men and women across the world admired them because of it. They adore these phenomenal women. The poem "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou shows the strength of a women and how her self belief creates an empowered and admirable model for all woman. My variation is an abstract painting of Maya Angelou as a young women and how I created a piece that reflects the importance that imperfection is beautiful with the colors and shading along with the sloppy strokes that perfectly form a beautiful representation of this poem.
To begin my painting I had to find an inspiration. This is by far the most challenging part of the project for me. You see, when I chose this poem I was ecstatic to have found a piece of literature that connected with my own self beliefs about how a woman should be view herself. I gave myself a few days to let the poem rattle around in my head and get my creative juices flowing. But the longer I waited, the harder time I had thinking of an idea. On top of my uncreative mindset, I started to feel less confident as a person. I had a hard time even getting myself to try and read the poem. My lack of drive was something that put my beautiful poem on a complete standstill. It wasn’t until I realized how poorly my negative thoughts had been affecting my work…

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