Emily Dickinson, an incredibly talented American poet, who was unknown as a poet at her time, is now widely regarded as one of the best American poets. Dickinson was born December 10,1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. She lived most of her life in her father’s house, rarely leaving her room. This affected Dickinson’s poems, which were often dealing with her inner emotions. In her poetry, Dickinson was always trying to get at the heart of the things.
Anne Bradstreet is recognized as the first accomplished female New World Poet. She is widely known for her volume of poetry, published in London in 1650, named The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. She has several experiences that impacted and shaped her poetry, including her upbringing, family, and spiritual beliefs Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 to Thomas Dudley who was a nonconformist former soldier of Queen Elizabeth (Biography of Anne Bradstreet). Although she did not having any formal schooling, her father took great care to see that she received an education that was superior to that of most young women of the time (Norton 207). She was taught history and literature, as well as many languages besides English including Greek, Latin,
One of American Poetry’s Biggest Influence: Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was a poet from Massachusetts who became well known after her death. From a young age, she aspired to one day become a poet. Her poems were always meant to tell the truth, however, the truth could easily become distorted. She was credited for having “...brought about a revolution in American poetry.” (Salem Press 285). It was the world around her and her relationships that influenced her writing the most.
Harriet Martineau and her Influence on Victorian Society Harriet Martineau was the first female sociologist that made many contributions to the field, but were not acknowledged until after her death, and even today she is widely unknown (Bell, 1932). However, she was very well known for her writing, and was famous for it in her time. Her writing even influenced great minds like Edith Abbott, Herbert Spencer, William Sumner, and Lester Ward (Hill, 1993). However, it was not without its consequences. Miss Martineau had an ongoing struggle throughout her life with her feminine gender role and wanting to achieve roles normally occupied by men (Postlethwaite, 1989).
Eliza Haywood, born in 1756, was a prolific writer, actress and publisher. She wrote over seventy works during her lifetime and is even considered among the founders of the English novel. As her initial works were centered on titillating depictions of romance, she is also regarded as one of the most prominent writers of amatory fiction. However, later on during her career she began writing novels that focused more on the rights of women and their position in society. As her novels gave more liberty to women than was common during that era, Haywood sparked controversy and faced severe criticism from the patriarchal society.
Women as Seen in Trifles There were a lot of outstanding female literary figures that saw emergence during the 19th century. One of the many women writers that became known was Susan Glaspell. Glaspell’s works saw her struggle with arguments such as gender and differences and other related concerns, thus making it as one of the 19th century’s legacy. In the middle of an artistic revival and renaissance, Glaspell together with her beloved husband, George Cook, started to write about the issues they were seeing. But in 1915, she started writing the Provincetown Players and saw the involvement of other female writers like Kate Chopin and Fanny Fern to the making of one-act play, the Trifles.
In the poem “Daystar”, Dove illustrates the daily life of her grandmother who is a mother and a wife. We can relate this to Dove and her grandmother because they are both mother figures in the family and each grow up from different generations. Poet Biography Rita Dove is an African American poet born on August 28,1952 in Akron, Ohio, who is married to a German writer, Fred Viebahn whom she had met in college, and a loving mother to Aviva Dove- Viebahn. (Biography.com Editors, "Rita Dove") Dove was raised in a well
Her father, being a famous writer, caused Mary Shelley to be exposed to many different writers. When she was just ten years old, she published her first poem (“Biography of Mary”). The tragedies Mary Shelley faced opened her life to new experiences. Mary Shelley faced a lot of hardships in her life. These included the loss of her mother and being moved away from home.
She is known for her compressed and poignant verse . The strength of her literary voice, as well as her reclusive and eccentric life, contributes to the sense of Dickinson as an unforgettable American character. (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/) R.P. Blackmur said that: ’’The greatness of Emily Dickinson’’ is not going to be found in anything outside the poem.’’ It is going to be found in the words she used and in the way she put them together’’. ( Martin Wendy pg.16) John Crowe Ransom in an essay called “Emily Dickinson: A Poet Restored,” makes a difference between Emily Dickinson’s daily life as “a little home-keeping person”, uncomfortable around
As Benjamin Franklin once so eloquently spoke, "either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."(). Perhaps the individual most personified by these words, Harriet Breecher Stowe believed from a young age that her actions and innate gift at writing could change the world. Of her most famous novel, Uncle Tom 's Cabin¸ her exposé on the brutality and immorality of slavery fed the currents of change that had already begun to rouse the country and American society. For Stowe, her impassioned writings and style, characterized by the poignant lifestyle that she led as an abolitionist, feminist, and woman of faith, has marked her as one of America 's most renowned authors and secured her place in global history. Harriet Breecher Stowe 's most
She did not receive a formal education but was taught by her uncle, Rev. Jonathan Russell. Mercy Otis Warren published her poems and dramas for the public. Colonial revenue officers beat her brother in 1769, which caused her to become more active in political affairs. She was one of
The heresy of Anne Hutchinson of Massachusetts expounded in 1634. Anne Hutchinson was forty-five and a mother of fifteen children. later following the Puritan leader John Cotton to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She brought attention to Cotton’s theology through her way with words. This attracted people to meetings at her home, on Mondays to talk about Cotton’s Sunday sermon.
When I was five years old, my parents divorced. I then became angry and unruly, and in my teens I got involved in drugs, gangs, and was even sent to juvenile hall. I also got pregnant at a young age. This forced me to become an adult when it wasn 't necessary to. I could go on, but honestly I 'd end up writing a book about my life and I don 't think anyone wants to know what I 've gone through.
One of the most well known people during the Civil war was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born June 14th 1811 as Harriet Elizabeth Beecher to her parents Lyman Beecher and Roxana Foote in Connecticut (SOURCE). At just the age of four Stowe’s mother died, she was then sent away to live with other family on a farm. It was there that she learned to read and write but she also witnessed slaves and the awful way that they were treated this image “bothered her deeply” as child (SOURCE). Through her education she received from “Ma’am” Kilbourne’s school, Litchfield Academy and Western Female Institute she became an extremely successful writer (SOURCE).
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.