Comparing Life Doesn't Frighten Me and Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
This essay will compare and contrast 'life doesn't frighten' me by Maya Angelou and 'still I rise' by Maya Angelo the theme of fear and pride will be explored in this essay. The theme of fear and pride is discussed in this essay because in one of the poems she is scared of little things that scare and they is nothing to be scared of like the dark, but in the other poem pride is the theme because she is proud of her color.
One of the main similarities between the texts is that the poems both use repetition. This is displayed in 'Life Doesn't Frighten Me' because she says
"Not at all, not at all, life doesn't frighten me at …show more content…
"You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still like air Ill rise".
The evidence above demonstrates that you can put her down as much as she wants but she we still rise, she is also using personification.
However another significant difference between the two poems is that although they are both using courage's speech one is reassuring herself self telling her that's she is ok but the other poem is telling her that she has overcome her fears. This is displayed in 'Life Doesn't Frighten Me' because she is just saying that she is ok but really deep down inside she is really scared.
"No, they don't frighten me at all"