Pia Junger Mrs. Fairbrother English 18 January 2016 Praise Song for My Mother Have you ever thanked your Mother for always being there for you, helping you grow up and providing you with love in times when you needed it? In ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ written by Grace Nichols, the Author thanks her mother for caring for her and providing the child with love. With the poem Grace Nicholls wrote, she expresses her love and her gratitude towards her mother. A mother is very important for a child when growing up. The author does this through the use of metaphors and form.
Rita Dove is an African American poet, who was raised to be well educated by her parents. ("Rita Dove." Poetry Foundation.) According to Biograpy.com, she is also a mother and a loving wife to her family. In the poem “Daystar”, Dove illustrates the daily life of her grandmother who is a mother and a wife.
In her short story by the name “Everyday Use,” Alice Walker kept up with her theme “African and American culture.” The story emphasizes the concept of individuality among family members raise in the same manner, by concentrating on the two sisters, Dee and Maggie, different personalities. Everyday Use story confers the basic conflict of sibling rival between members of the rural home of Johnson family. This encounter takes place when Dee who is the only member on the family to be given a collage education as well as her male friend return to have a visit to Dee’s mother and also younger sister Maggie. Walker employs a lot of characterization and symbolism to emphasize the dissimilarity that is between Dee in one hand and Mama and Maggie in the other, not only in appearance and life style, but also in their understanding of culture and honoring heritage. The opening starts with Mrs. Johnson, Mama, who is the story’s narrator waiting in the yard, which is “not just a yard.
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
Willa Cather 's My Ántonia is a memoir about the story of two kids named Ántonia and Jim who both end up in a little town called Black Hawk. The story shows the experiences they share and how each of them ends up molding each other in the end. In the story, Willa Cather gives plenty of examples among her characters who are essentially the epitome of the human spirit triumphing over adversity. Specifically, when it comes to the hired girls. Throughout the story Ántonia Shimerda definitely experienced her fair share of challenges; particularly when her father passed away.
Reflection What inspired your writing? My independent book, the Great Gatsby, and my grandparents inspired my writing. My independent book, The Color Purple, was a personal story of a young girl where she was able to find, throughout her life, confidence and her self worth. She stands up for herself and other women, by changing her life by becoming more independent. The Great Gatsby, also inspired my writing because it showed how different people viewed the American dream, and it did not have a set definition.
Ultimately, he decided to publish his daughter’s diary that he received, and the diary is now known in America as Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl. Moreover, she is one of the strongest young ladies to have ever lived, which is why she is my role model. Anne Frank’s diary has altered the way people learn about the Holocaust by providing a first-person account of the daily struggles Jewish people endured during World War II. Prior to all of the catastrophic events that the Frank family had to undergo, they lived a peaceful life. Each family member had their ups and downs, notwithstanding, overall they were merry and perky.
Her use of flashbacks tells the different stories of each family, and eventually connects them all near the end. She uses metaphors to express the connection between both the girl and her mother. The similes Tan used are included to compare the differences between the mother and daughter she refers to. Tan has a theme of the importance of family in all her books, but The Joy Luck Club focuses on the most important relationship there is, the one shared between a girl and her mother, and it can overcome even the most different of
Harriet Jacobs, referred to in the book as Linda Brent, was a strong, caring, Native American mother of two children Benny and Ellen. She wrote a book about her life as a slave and how she earned freedom for herself and her family. Throughout her book she also reveals countless examples of the limitations slavery can have on a mother. Her novel, also provides the readers a great amount of examples of how motherhood has been corrupted by slavery. A Moment is defined as “a very brief period of time” (Google.com).
Characterization in “Everyday use” In “Everyday Use” Alice Walker creates the characters of Mom, Maggie, and Dee in order to explore the appreciation and values of African American culture and what it stands for. The story grows around one daughter Dee coming back home to visit her family. As one is introduced to the characters in “Everyday Use”, it becomes noticeable that the two sisters, Maggie and Dee, are very different. Maggie is portrayed as a homely and ignorant girl, while Dee is portrayed as a beautiful and educated woman. The story goes beyond these traits to deal mainly with the way in which the two sisters value their heritage.