Emancipation of a Woman in "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

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Any girl could say she is a woman. It takes a strong woman to be a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman does not rely on others for financial, mental and social needs. A woman like this takes pride in her-self and doesn’t let anyone put her down. Throughout the times a woman strives for her independence to become her own individual in life. Phenomenal Woman, written by Maya Angelou, is a poem which is an anthem for all women’s strength in their own womanhood. (Angelou 1) The poem speaks out to us women as far as of where we are in society. “Look at me!" "I am beautiful in my strength, in whatever shape that is mine.”(Angelou 2) The poem reminds women that they are filled with beauty and strength and they should love themselves for who they are. Every woman should be filled with joy, confidence and wisdom in her as well to challenge the stereotypes of what makes a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman gains her independence one way by: working hard, supplying herself with money and paying her own bills. She relies on no one and is devoted to what is important to her life. When...

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