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Still I Rise is set during the apartheid which was a period in history when the black people from America were segregated from the white people This led to the lack of freedom which is shown through the poem Warning is about a young woman thinking about how her life will be in the future and how she will have no freedom and follow the original stereotypes for old people The title shows a great deal about the lack of freedom that the author has experienced Still I Rise The first impression the reader gets from the title is that the author has been oppressed and has had a lack of freedom We can see that from the word Still it implies that the narrator has suffered oppression a number of times however continues to rise above it In comparison the poem Warning does not imply anything to the reader about what the poem is about However as the title is ambiguous it makes the reader want to read the poem to find out what it is about The language used shows that there is a lack of freedom throughout the poem Ill Rise The repetition of the words I Rise at the end of three stanzas highlights that the narrator rises above the oppression she has faced in her life We can also see that wherever Angelou uses the phrase I Rise it is preceded by But still like dust Ill Rise Throughout the stanza the narrator talks of the oppression she has faced and then shows at the end that she will not be affected by any of it The simile highlights that she will rise uncontrollably in the same manner as dust rises The actual language used in the poem is quite simple with some complex words being used The simple language works effectively as the stereotypes that are given to a black person are generally that they are
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