Maya Angelou Poetry Still I Rise, Caged Bird, Woman Work + Maya Angelou Bio

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Chomping at the Lit
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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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This was a great tool to help students break down poetry. I think it made them feel more comfortable and less intimidated about poetry altogether.
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This Poetry Activity is a great way to incorporate ELA lessons during Women's History Month or Black History Month!

This purchase includes:

  • An introduction to the life of Maya Angelou
  • Analyses of Angelou's three poems: Still I Rise, Caged Bird, and Woman Work
  • A constructed response question which requires students to compare and contrast two of the three poems based on theme, imagery, tone, language, style, mood, or the influence of Angelou's life on her work
  • Sentence starters for struggling writers to write the text-dependent analysis paragraph

The analyses questions cover important poetic devices including: simile, tone, alliteration, rhyme scheme, speaker, repetition, imagery, personification, juxtaposition, universal theme, stanzas, and mood.

This resource includes ready-to-print PDFs as well as an EDITABLE Word Document included for teachers in case they would like to edit the assignment.


I Too by Langston Hughes Analysis

Sojourner Truth Speech Aint I A Woman

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.


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