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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Poem Commentaries for A Level

Clear and concise commentaries, comprehension activities and talking points on all 30 poems within this collection. As well as offering key background information and literary-critical aids, this resource highlights important themes and concepts within the poems and references how literary devices, structure and choice of form contribute to meaning.

Exam help!
This resource also offers guidance for teachers and students alike in respect to the AQA A literature specific assessment: Option C: The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature. Key information about the tasks and advice on how to approach them is given along with a glossary of literary terms to support students’ confidence writing about this collection in the exam.

  • Maya Angelou Background and Influence
  • Approaching Poetry: Tips for Students
  • Key Themes
    • Gender/Female Identity
    • Suffering
    • Black Culture/Identity
    • Love
    • Cross-reference table of poems with themes
  • Poetry Analyses – all 30 poems
  • How to Approach The Exam: Guidance for Teachers and Students
  • Revision Tips
  • Exam Technique
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • Glossary