Annabel Lee, written by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrates a beautiful, yet painful memory. The narrator in the poem is remembering his long lost love, Annabel Lee. Both lived in a kingdom by the sea, and though they were young at the time, they were truly in love. Poet, Edgar Allan Poe often wrote about death, sadness, and tragedy, so it is no surprise that this poem takes a turn to the dark side. Edgar Allan Poe was not only a poet, but also a critic and a writer.
Biracial and silenced: The Cultural Influences of Natasha Trethewey’s Childhood within her Poetry Natasha Trethewey, undoubtedly one of the most well-known southern modern contemporary poets often expresses her feelings of poetry, stating, “I think there is a poem out there for everyone, to be an entrance into the poetry and a relationship with it” (LeGro). Trethewey began writing as a child, and uses poetry to convey an untold story from her culture. Trethewey was born on April 26, 1966 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Her parents, Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough and Eric Trethewey, were both prestigious workers in the community as a biracial couple. Trethewey’s childhood during the twentieth century was unlike any childhood during the twenty-first century.
The article When Does Old Age Begin?, asserts, “Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, life spans started steadily rising, from 45.7 years to 88 years, now,” (Fisher). If looked at old age in the view of lifespan, in the twentieth century the highest age for people to survive was about the age of eighty-eight years, as Fisher claims. Even though people may be able to live to be close to ninety, the poem Ulysses, narrated by the heroic Ulysses himself,
She was a multi award winner and she got more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focuses on her childhood and early adult experiences. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, nightclub dancer and performer. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. A lot of her writing was to do with racism and its effects before and now.
Invention and Arrangement The book begins with “A few words about this book”, “Prologue”, and “Deborah’s Voice”, which offer some background information preceding the actual story, and differs in format with the rest of the novel. The rest of the book is divided into three large sections: “Part 1: Life” (1940-1951), “Part 2: Death” (1951-1973), and Part 3: Immortality” (1973-2001). Each of these sections is structured by chapters, each chapter with varied titles. There are 11 chapters in Part 1 and Part 2, while Part 3 has 16 chapters. What makes the novel unique is that next to each title is a year, which tells the reader what time period the Skloot is referring to.
In spite of her happy and content life, Korobi longs to know about her dead parents’ life and about their love journey. Often Korobi used to cherish herself with her mother’s unfinished love note to her father, which she found it as a child that was hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Her delightful life starts when she met Rajat Bose, with whom she found love and soon they are about to marry. Just in a little while, Korobi is going to be into a family of upper class society. At the day of engagement night party, Korobi’s grandfather dies unfortunately with a sudden heart attack by leaving a mysterious dark secret of her parents which explains her past life.
William Wordsworth’s poem, ‘She Was a Phantom of Delight’, tells the story of a woman’s striking beauty as observed by the man who loves her and a man’s personal discovery of what makes a woman truly beautiful. William Wordsworth was a romantic poet; through his experiences he discovered the romantic side of his life which was his wife. Through this poem he has described and emphasized his love and admiration for his wife. The poem dramatizes the conflict between fantasy and reality as it relates to beauty. In my essay I will talk about how he portrays an ideal woman and his gratitude towards his wife, through several literary devices, diction and the structure of the poem.
Fitzgerald described Zelda by saying this, "I love her, and that's the beginning and the end of everything" (By F. Scott Fitzgerald). Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes using the fictional characters, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, but the story contains events from his and Zelda's real lives. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a fictional dramatized novel. The story involves the main character Jay Gatsby and his attraction to his love interest Daisy Buchanan (Jay Gatsby). In the story the narrator, Nick Carraway, moves to West Egg on Long Island.
(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org) Linda has been producing poems since the early 1970s. ( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) Her poems main ideas are centered around the anxieties from everyday life. ( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) “Pastan has produced quiet lyrics that focus on themes like marriage, parenting, and grief.”( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) “From 1991 to 1995, she served as the poet Loureate of Maryland,”(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org) “She lives with her husband in Potomac, Maryland.”( Thalman Mark “Linda Pastan.”) Linda and her husband have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. (Thalman Mark “Linda Pastan.”) Two of Linda's books have been finalists for the National Book award. (Source E) The imperfect
Sea Story by A.S. Byatt: An Analysis “He was born beside the sea - almost literally, for his mother’s birth pangs began when she was walking along the shoreline under a pale sun gathering butterfly shell.” (Byatt) The author begins her story close to the sea, where the main character, Harold was born and raised. The sea plays an important role throughout the story as it is an important element used to drive the story forward. “Sea Story” is a short story written by A.S. Byatt, a novelist and poet, in 2013. It is, in essence, a story of a man’s lost love with a strong focus on nature, especially of the sea. The story begins with young Harold, born in Filey, a fishing town.