The first book Rick Riordan read for fun when he was young, was The Lord of the Rings; and the book was so lively, that he read it ten more times. He has been keen on Greek and Norse Mythology since he was in middle school, and read mostly fantasy and science fiction in high school, until he became interested in mystery books when he entered college. Both of his parents were teachers, as his mom is a musician and an artist and his father is a ceramist; so Rick Riordan grew up in a very artistic family
He is the son of an English Literature professor at their local grammar school, and his father would often read Shakespeare to Thomas as a child. He loved the sounds of nursery rhymes, and this foreshadowed his love for rhythmic ballads. Although both of his parents spoke Welsh, Thomas and his older sister never learned the language, and Thomas wrote only in English. Thomas was a troubled child who did not like school and preferred reading on his own. He read much poetry and was impressed by the vivid descriptions and fascinated by the English language.
In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom, one of the main characters named Morrie Schwatz is dying form ALS. He is in constant pain, yet he still stays positive, which is something everyone needs to learn from. Throughout the book we follow as a late man, named Mitch, who is in his late- twentys, visits his old college professor, Morrie Schwarts. Morries talks about his past life before the disease and talks about how happy and lively he was. Now that he has ALS, this limits him to his wheel chair and recliner.
His mother wanted him and his brother to be successful, encouraging King to submit his writings. She sent them both $5 every week to spend, though they only found out later that she would often skip meals to do so (“Stephen
The writer of the specific story, Edward Albee and formerly Edward Harvey, was born in Washington in 1928, and then he was given up for adoption to a wealthy family in New York, the Albees, after his biological father left his biological mother. His passion for writing started at a young age, he wrote a play, and novels that had been published to “the New Yorker”. Because of the fact that he had some difficult childhood years, due to his foster family’s distance, he was thrown out of college and his home because of his bad and irresponsible attitude. Edward had a variety of jobs in order to survive, and then he met his first long-term gay lover, William Flanagan. He became Edward’s mentor, they attended many writing exhibitions and Albee gained a lot of experience from them.
Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 born and raised in Concord, was a popular student in Harvard. Despite his financial and health deformities he was able to graduate from the university. By 1837 America was facing an economic depression and jobs were not easily available. Thoreau began to write poems and essays of transcendentalism to escape from the development and also to emphasize on nature. Therefore, he spent two years in Walden Pond (Schneider, 2013).
From that time on, he hold me in his embrace, facing the bright moonlight, and taught me how to identify various herb. Herbs, like angels, waved their wings and showed me their featured figures. Although I left my grandfather’s home after middle school, I read Inner Canon of Yellow Emperor every day and still asked the content I did not understand to my grandpa every week I came back. Even after my grandpa passed away, I found myself trying to follow his steps. I visited my a clinic of grandpa’s friend in Shanghai.
Jack Kerouac lived through this generation and wrote his famous novel On The Road. In the book he shows what The Beat generation about, what freedom can do for an individual, and how it formed his moral beliefs. On March 22 1922 in Lowell Massachusetts Jack kerouac born. In his early life his brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. This filled his childhood with grief and made him antisocial with very few friends.
For most of his two – decade long career as a short story writer and a poet, with his first book of poetry being published in 1827 when he was only eighteen, Edgar Allan Poe struggled to support himself and his family. His greatest success came in 1845 with the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven.” Its success provided Poe and his family with short-term financial stability thus enabling him to settle down in a respectable neighbourhood in New York. Of equal importance, he finally began to feel he had achieved fame and recognition he deserved. However, while many critics were celebrating his poem, others were attacking it, resulting in the appearance of numerous parodies. In response to the ever-growing criticism, Poe decided to create an extensive and profound piece of literary criticism, “The Philosophy of Composition.” Moreover, being the piece of literature where the theory of unity of effect is presented and thoroughly explained, it will be used as the primary reference while discussing the topic of this essay.
TITLE; Thematic aspirations of the poems “ODE ON A GRECIAN URN” AND “ ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE” JOHN KEATS was an English romantic poet. Who was born in Moorgate, London on 31 october 1795- 23 february 182. He was the eldest of four surviving children .His parents sent him to the john Clarke’s school in enfield for his education which was nearest to his grandparent’s house as they were not able to afford him. At one point of time he desired to become a doctor .Within a month he accepted as a dresser in a hospital .He felt heavy work load and greater responsibilities .After , he felt that he have chosen a stark career. .After, he stated to his guardian that he firmed to be a poet not a surgeon .