With close reference Search for my tongue written by Sujata Bhatt, and

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With close reference Search for my tongue written by Sujata Bhatt, and
Still I rise by Maya Angelou both explore the effective

With close reference “Search for my tongue” written by Sujata Bhatt, and “Still I rise” by Maya Angelou both explore the effectiveness of their celebration of culture and traditions.

The two poems are about both poets reflecting upon how important it is to keep in touch with cultures and traditions, to be proud of who you are and where you come from.

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, a confident defiant woman with lots of personality, pumps her sassiness into the poem to do nothing but inspire and move us. It is an inspiring poem about the poet herself overcoming great obstacles which her and her
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Her constant tone changing echoes the very way in which we live our lives, we all have ups and downs and our moods constantly alter. Even though she changes the tone all the way through the poem she still keeps that light slightly amusing tone throughout. She constantly uses rhetorical questions throughout the poem, “Does my sexiness offend you?” Not only is she constantly engaging with the reader but her witty, intelligent questions also show she isn’t ashamed of herself, she is equal if not better than everyone else. Her powerful use of repetition adds impact to the poem, as the word “rise” floats through the determination to rise against discrimination against her colour gets stronger.

Angelou creates metaphors and uses imagery to reflect upon the sadness black people have suffered over the many years, “Shoulders falling down like teardrops”, but she then goes on to use the word
“haughtiness” suggesting she has masses of confidence in herself showing that she is no longer going to walk around with her head down and shoulders falling, nothing will drag her down. She also uses similes, “That I dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” She chooses to use the most powerful, expensive, sparkling beautiful piece of jewelry to yet again enforce the amount of self- assurance she has in herself. She then goes on to use an extremely powerful metaphor to describe herself as

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