What is the best meter(I.e., iambic pentameter) of still I rise by Maya Angelou?
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  • Answer:

    Rhyme is one of the easiest elements to find in a poem, and Angelou does in fact use rhyme in her poem, "Still I Rise."

    She uses end rhyme in the second and fourth line of each stanza, though this pattern does change slightly at the end of the poem.

    You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

    The words "lies" and "rise" rhyme in this stanza. In the next stanza, "gloom" and "room" rhyme. It's important to notice as well that she uses the rhyme of "rise" often throughout the poem, to emphasize that word.

    In the last two stanzas, she switches the pattern and rhymes the first two lines and the second two lines, and then she ends with three lines of "I rise."

    This brings me to the next point: repetition. Angelou uses repetition frequently throughout this poem, specifically through the phrase "I rise." This creates a tone of determination and a rhythm that shows endurance and long-lasting effects.