Phenomenal woman by maya angelou 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.
In her poem „phenomenal woman” angelou speaks as a self-confident woman, epanaphora, a rhetorical device consisting of repetition of a word or phrase at.
To critically examine angelou's poem phenomenal woman, let us first look at the structure the poem is written in free verse, with an irregular rhyme scheme. About maya angelou: writer and civil rights activist maya angelou was born on april 4, 1928, in st louis, missouri she shot to instant fame.
Language arts (ela) anchor standards, this paired passages lesson encourages students to practice skills in annotation and rhetorical and literary analysis. Participants and an existential-phenomenological analysis provided in poems, i read phenomenal woman, a poem written by maya demeaning rhetoric.
In maya angelou's phenomenal woman, the words 'phenomenal woman' are repeated at the end of every stanza notice that the adjective 'phenomenal' is.