Life is a journey. It has its ups and downs, but anyone can survive the challenges if he or she just believes. Many people can relate to life, but some people do not see it as Linda Pastan does as she shows it through her poems “Marks” and Baseball.” These poems were written in two totally different time periods of her life. Pastan portrays the use of extended metaphors in each poem, which creates a sense of……….
In the short story “Lysandra’s Poem”, by Budge Wilson, Lysandra is justified in taking revenge on Elaine. This is because Elaine was never a good friend to begin with. Elaine mentions that Lysandra was always made fun of as a child, being given the nickname “Pigeon-Toed Cochrane”. Elaine had never stood up for Lysandra, not even once. If they truly were best friends, Elaine would have tried to stand up for Lysandra.
The Imagist movement was a group of people that prefer imagery and clear sharp language for their poetry. Her work wasn’t popular due to the fact that she “spoke to an audience which was unready to respond to the strong feminist principles articulated
However, both of them were two different personalities from a completely distinctive society because Emily Dickinson came from a conservative and strict family. Therefore, she is withdrawn, and on the other hand, a controversial personality because she dealt with the modern poetry. For that reason, her contradictory feelings often fight a battle with each other in her poems. Walt Whitman came from a simple civilian family, whose parents were very hardworking people who had big national values, thus according to his revolutionary and national ideology Walt Whitman fits into the modern American poetry. Nevertheless, the ideas of two poets are similar at a certain point because in their poems both of them
Anne Bradstreet used false modesty to avoid criticism from a male-dominated society that did not accept women as equals. Anne Bradstreet metaphorically referred to her book of poems as an “ill-form’d offspring” (line 1) as a judgment of its poetic worth. The constant repetition of the book being in critics hands, due to “errors were not lessened (all may judg) (line 6), demonstrated the fear she has to the judgment of her lack of resources and abilities from the press. She instead, judged all her poem’s errors because she had knowledge that her book would be published. In addition, she was not ambiguously sincere, since she bragged about her impressive poetic ability and stated her work as awful and shameful for critics to highlight her virtues.
Castillo 2 Lastly, as a result of Hurston’s amazing skill and writing, she impacted society during her lifetime, she was criticized by the black community for taking funds from whites to support her writing, “she wrote about things “too black” to appeal to many whites”, in contrast, now “Hurston’s novels and poetry are studied in literature classes in women’s studies and black studies courses”. Overall, before I investigated this author I hated it since I don’t like to read and the short story wasn’t short for me, on the contrary, now I feel that Zora Neale Hurston was a very admirable person, she was strong with everything that happened to her, and she continued to work hard no matter who criticized her or her color of skin, she was also an amazing writings as she writes about things that happened to everyone in life, she also loved to write folklore music about her cultures and I love the fact that I got Zora Neale Hurston as my author in this research, the way that you can relate to her is the reason why you should read her novels and
Living Through Letters Emily Dickinson once stated, “Saying nothing… sometimes says the most” (“The Power of No”). Dickinson lived her life by this motto and lived in the shadows with poetry as her only representation of who she was and what she felt. She did not believe in marriage, she lived in isolation, and took feminism to heart. Dickinson was close to her mother and was an asset to her father. 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.
The things she wrote were not things that she wanted to be published. Only once in her lifetime did she attempt to get published. Her poems were not seen as good enough and from then on she never tried again. When she died her sister published everything even though she knew that it was against the wishes of Emily Dickinson.
Searching for a feminist voice in Chopin’s work is much easier now because of all the groundwork that feminist activist have done over the years. Chopin’s stories often depict women as silent, passive and incapable of expressing themselves or their desires in her earlier work but as she grew as a person and author women changed into being more vocal and active (Cutter). Her work as a whole usually shows a pattern of women’s voices being repressed, such as in Desirée. Women today can take away from Chopin the relationship between men and women in her stories and how little women had any say in their lives. It also shows the reader how far the evolution of feminism as
She also uses sensory language to convey a mood and give her readers a sense of how she actually felt both internally and externally at that time. “She did not stop to ask is it were not a monstrous joy that held her. A clear and exalted perception enabled her to dismiss the suggestion as trivial.” (Chopin 2) This is an example of a part in Chopin 's short story, The Story of an Hour, that gave her readers a sense of what she was actually feeling in the moment. In her short story, Chopin feels a sense of freedom when her husband dies because she would always feel that she needed to meet certain expectations as a woman.
Poetry is a work of art giving strength to those who have no way to explain how they feel. Edgar Allen Poe had a dreary pitter patter manner of writing poems which were depressive due to loss of his thirteen-year old wife. Another example is Anne Sexton who had a mental illness and used writing as a manner to escape. The grandiose praise of Icarus’s feat of flight struts gracefully through Anne Sexton’s “To a friend whose work has come to triumph”; Through her exquisite diction, Anne Sexton shed light on the fact success is success even if it ends dramatically.