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Start today’s lesson by watching this video.

Serena Williams ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou.

Serena Williams reads "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

Serena Williams reads 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou.

For today’s task, you first need to research Maya Angelou.

These links may help you.

Now, read the poem again.

What do you think the poem is about?

e.g. resilience, strength, survival through adversity, self confidence, bravery.


Now look back at the poem and think about the message in each verse and the literary techniques used to create imagery and convey the message.


e.g. repetition for effect, similes, metaphors, rhetorical questions, adverbial phrases.


Finally, read the poem again thinking about using tone, rhythm and pace for emphasis.


When you are done, send your work to us as part of your daily email.