American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression. Sylvia Plath used several of her mental breakdowns to express her emotions so people could understand her life. Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 27,1932. Plath was interested in writing at an early stage, she kept a journal since she was a young child.. In 1940, her father, a professor of biology, at Boston University died after diagnose with an illness.
He gives insight of his parents, his mother being a poet who is adamant that she will someday be famous because of her poems and his father, a severe alcoholic. Burroughs describes the tense relationship between his father and mother with harsh words and actions. After his mother had her first minor psychotic break she seeks help from a psychiatrist from Amherst named Dr. Finch. After regularly seeing him she divorces her husband and ultimately begins to visit him at his house. As the number of visits become more frequent and lengthy Burrough’s mother gives custody to Dr. Finch to keep him legally.
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (June 12, 1929 to March 1945) was a world-famous German-born diarist and World War II Holocaust victim. Her work, The Diary of Anne Frank, has gone on to be read by millions. Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews, the family moved to Amsterdam and later went into hiding for two years. During this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. She was 15 when the family was found and sent to concentration camps, where she died.
The great poet, Robert Frost, was born March 26,1874 in San Francisco, California (Robert Frost Biography). At a young age Frost was presented with the traumatic news of his father’s, William Prescott, death due to the cause of tuberculosis (Robert Frost Biography). This incident was just the first of many that might have caused his use of individualism and symbolism throughout his poems. After his father’s tragic death, he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his mother and sister (Robert Frost Biography). Frost attended Lawrence High School where he graduated as valedictorian.
Claudia Emerson was an exemplary late-blooming writer. At age 57, Emerson published an expressive collection of poems, which describes the aspects of the past in relation to the present. In Late Wife, her Pulitzer Prize winning collection, she exudes her raw emotions from her personal life in the form of letters. In Emerson’s poems, “Natural History Exhibits” “Artifact,” and “Eight Ball,” she elucidates the aftermaths of divorce and death. Upon getting a divorce, Claudia Emerson initially grieves the memories of her first marriage.
Not long after her therapist had passed away and Joanne decided to carry on with the book and write a fictional story about her sickness, and the way her therapist impacted her. The book became her best selling novel upon many other books she had published. Joanne Now lives on a mountain top near Colorado with her husband in which she had two children with. She spends her time tutoring in Latin and Hebrew, and teaches cultural anthropology and fiction writing at the Colorado School of Mines; as well as writing on her own
When Donne married his wife, his father in law had him imprisoned for a year. Through all this parting he has experience with leaving someone he loves profoundly. Adrienne Rich was an American poet who began her poetry after the Second World War. Rich wrote a poem in 1971 with the same title as Donne’s poem with a slight grammar change, “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”. This similarity was done on purpose.
On February 11, 1963, Sylvia Plath had commit suicide. “Daddy” is a set of poems that are highly popular by Sylvia Plath. It was written shortly before Plath 's suicide; with many other poems that found it place in her other book “Ariel” that was published after her death. Plath wrote her poems early before her children were awake. Poems like "Daddy" is very disturbing and shows us how close to self-destruction Plath was.
Unfortunately her half brother was killed in the civil war. Her father died in a train accident when Kate was just five years old, leaving her to live with her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Chopin’s mother was left a wealthy widow, who never remarried. Because she grew up in a house of all women who seemed to be very influential towards her, she became very aware of the standards of women in society. Kate attended a convent school, and loved to read a write, and was later encouraged by her teacher and many others to pursue a writing career.
I will be writing about how the relationships between the child and the parents are the strongest. The poem “Poem at Thirty-Nine” is about the relationship between a daughter and her father. It is about how a daughter misses her father who passed away. She talks about his personality and how he was always there for her. In this poem, the daughter is thirty-nine years old.