Maya Angelo - Phenomenal Woman

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“Phenomenal Women” By Maya Angelo – Analysis In the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelo expresses many viewpoints on the topic of women. She describes the many attributes of women throughout the poem. Many think that a slim and trim body or pretty faces are the many features of a true woman. But Angelo explains the small insignificant features of a woman that people or society never mention. She believes and convinces the reader that these are the marks of a woman. The poems central idea is; Women should embrace their natural traits and characteristics even if society keeps telling you otherwise. Angelo starts this narrative poem by saying “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies/ I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion…show more content…
She says it’s the “It's in the click of my heels/ The bend of my hair/ The palm of my hand/ The need of my care”. She is confident and knows that she is a strong, confident, fierce, independent, natural, beautiful woman. No matter what people or society tell – her she can recognize her own femininity and can see that all the little things of a woman make her a “Phenomenal
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