Unlike other contemporary Puritan women writers, Bradstreet focuses on how she rejoices and appreciates her ordinary life instead of religious conversion. Certainly, almost every Bradstreet’s poems focus on the presence of female. Bradstreet’s internal conflict is the key symbol which has emphasized the feminism issue because she challenged the traditional view
She does this in order to make them a more interesting read. Angelou was challenged by her publisher to turn an autobiography into fiction, and thus she began writing her life with literary elements put into it (Walker 77). She recreates herself in childhood form in order to “reclaim the horror of childhood sexual abuse from statistical anonymity” (Henke 243). Angelou uses repetition and mirroring in Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry like Christmas to show similarities in her young life to her adult life, such as leaving her son with her mother like her own mother did to her. She also uses capitalization to show importance.
After she begins to make connections with how other people write because again making connections is a crucial part to close reading. She speaks about how the author could have used a first name, last name, an Mrs. That he had a lot of different choices he could of made but decided to merely “reducing her to her role in the family as does the fact that her daughter in law is never called anything but the children’s mother.” (356). Prose then generates another idea from reading the first sentence which is the fact that “the first sentence is a refusal which in very simplicity, emphasizes the force with which the old woman is digging in her
In Fahrenheit 451 there are a couple of important scenes where the author strongly suggest knowledge loses it’s value if not shared. In one scene Guy Montag tries to share the poetry he has read, with his wife’s house guests because he wants them to experience and understand that there is a deeper and more meaningful way of thinking
They are also interested in reading literature and expressing their own thoughts on the arts. These females have rhetorical skills that allow them to converse nimbly with men; readers recognize this in Sense and Sensibility, but Austen breaks boundaries when expressing how women were treated and thus placing them in a situation where they felt hopeless.
Direct characterization is another literary element Bradbury uses to help the reader connect and realize how Montag transforms throughout the book. “The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the guilt titles with her fingers, while her eyes accused Montag.” From this literary element, we can know that the lady is mad about Montag burning her books. But when the women recognizes what Montag will later on, that the value of books isn’t physical, and doesn’t lie on the visible pages. This can relate to the change of Montag because maybe this lady is the spark that makes him run to Faber for help. Once again, imagery is used to demonstrate Montag’s change.
She was in love with a man that she tended to write about in her letters and poetry that her sister had found after Dickinson’s death in 1886. She wasn’t religious and her views were considered ahead of her time. The American writer, Emily Dickinson, reflected her experiences in life, love, and examined ideas on death in her poetry. Being one of
This poem parallels “homage to my hips” written by Lucille Clifton, which discusses her own struggles with learning to appreciate and love her body due to the fact that it was not petite like the ideal body society painted during the mid-twentieth century. For through the repetition of the phrase “hips” and the images of freedom by using phrases such as “they go where they want to go” and “these hips have never been enslaved,” Clifton suggests that learning to fight oppression starts with self-love. For in an interview Clifton states “is there something wrong with having hips? We like everything big except females in this culture,” thus Clifton is expressing her distain for the ideals that cause thousands of women across the United states to grow up hating their body (Pate). Thus, “homage to my hips” is a war cry for women to learn to rise up against oppression through expressing love for their own body, which in the poem allows for the speaker to be free.
The poem, additionally, defining a mother’s perpetual love for her child: “Yet being my own, at length affection would / Thy blemishes amend” (ll. 11-12). This poem, nevertheless, does not play on women’s inferiority as “The Prologue” does, instead, it: “conveys the anxiety of Puritan women who feared (not only an abnormal childbirth, but also) the public castigation of her motivation and influences” (Day-Lindsey, 68). Choosing no culprit to lay blame on for the flaws in her poetry, instead, Day-Lindsey claims “The Author to Her Book”: “is filled with a degree of shame, guilt, and fear of repercussions” (68). There is a real dissimilarity in tone from “The Prologue”, in this instance; Bradstreet does not turn to sarcasm, irony or defiance.
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
After Christine 's children grew up, they became independent from her, and she was able to study along with her writing. Christine 's writings were mainly regarding the question of equality between both sexes and women 's rights. However, these writings were so different from writings of her time, especially because she is a woman. Christine is the one to introduce the writings of Dante to the French, and her work The Fayttes of Armes is based on her reading of Vegetius who was a writer of ancient Rome. Christine 's writings, in their various forms, discuss many feminist topics such as women 's oppression, the lack of education for women, societal behaviours towards women, combating a misogynistic society, women 's rights and accomplishments, and visions of more equal world between men
As a child Harwood was immersed in music, philosophy, language and religion and was introduced to poetry by her grandmother. She was born into a family of strong women that highly supported feminism and “always felt part of a long chain of independent women”. Harwood grew up in a world where men were dominant in which influenced her to publish her poems under male pseudonym. If she published the poems under ‘Gwen Harwood’ they would get rejected as a female has written it, so using a false name overtime she could publish as much
This reading went well for me because when I began to read more of the novel, I was actually able to answer my previous question before, making me better understand what I’ve read. However, the most challenging thing was the jealously that the mother had experienced towards Dana because I can actually relate to her and her obsession of their loved one to notice them. The strategies that I used to figure some things out would include me reading at a slower pace to better understand what I was reading, as well as analyzing on how the title can relate to the pages I was reading. Finally, when I read, I remembered tha teariler in the book that Dana concluded that Dana would teleport back to her time whenever her life is in-danger during her time
Learning to read Learning to read by Frederick Douglass encapsulates the story of a slave who was taught alphabets by her mistress who used to own him and was a relatively kind women then other slave owners and she used to be kind and gentle but the heart that slave owners possess eventually turns to stone and so did hers, meanwhile he started reading book s on his own, the courage and will to learn lead him to eventually learn how to write on his own, “The willingness of a salve in order to learn how to read and write is a tale worth telling”. (Douglass) The various issues that the African Americans had to face and that they beard for centuries also included not letting them how to read and right due to the fact that if someone learns about
As one of the most renowned writers of the 17th century, Anne Bradstreet exemplified the major influence of the puritan religion in Early American literature. Intriguingly, in some of her poems, Bradstreet struggled between her own human needs/individualistic wants and her puritan codes of belief. In her poem, “Before the Birth of One of Her Children”, Bradstreet recognizes God’s power over death as she refrains from resenting what is in God’s control as she speaks to her husband about her possible death. However, she shows how helpless she is when she tries to hold to her puritan codes yet reverts back to her selfish and individualistic feelings. “If any worth or virtue were in me, let that live freshly in thy memory… With some sad sighs honor my absent Herse; and kiss this