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.
A wise woman once said, "The more a daughter knows about her mother 's life, the stronger the daughter" (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/mother-and-daughter-quotes/). As any girl raised by their mother can attest, the relationship between a mother and her daughter is a learning experience. As young girls, you look up to you mother as your greatest role model and follow in their steps closely. In Jamaica Kincaid 's short story "Girl", a mother uses one single sentence in order to give her daughter motherly advice. Her advice is intended to help her daughter, but also to scold her at the same time.
In the poem “Daystar”, Dove illustrates the daily life of her grandmother who is a mother and a wife. We can relate this to Dove and her grandmother because they are both mother figures in the family and each grow up from different generations. Poet Biography Rita Dove is an African American poet born on August 28,1952 in Akron, Ohio, who is married to a German writer, Fred Viebahn whom she had met in college, and a loving mother to Aviva Dove- Viebahn. (Biography.com Editors, "Rita Dove") Dove was raised in a well
The opening starts with Mrs. Johnson, Mama, who is the story’s narrator waiting in the yard, which is “not just a yard. It is like an extended living room”, page (71), for her oldest daughter arrival. While waiting, Mama describes the surrounding, and her view of her own self and daughters. The tone of the narrator is serious and alarming, which is showed in how the characters feel toward each other throughout the story, and a hint of humorous tone can be notice in the way the author represents Dee in particular. Mama is a hard working, forgiving, loving mother who lives a simple life with her younger daughter, Maggie.
Harper Lee’s novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is based in the 1930s, and is focused on a young girl: Jean-Louise Finch. Nicknamed Scout, the main character leads the story in a flashback. Scout grows up in a town named after her family as she guides readers through a complex plot filled with hope, lies, family, racism, and love. Lee starts off writing as Scout trying to navigate her way through 2nd grade. It starts off amiable, as the author introduces the characters, properly depicting different voices and personalities.
Each person teaches her a new life lesson that she can take with her always. Author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, uses his writing to show how each character shapes Hester in a particular way. In "The Scarlet Letter," Hester 's relationships with her daughter Pearl, her agape Arthur Dimmesdale, and her vengeful husband Roger Chillingworth help readers to see the maturity in Hester with each one. The mother-daughter relationship has a unique quality like no other. A mother and daughter love and support each other through good times and bad times.
“Scout, Im beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee
After Jem first witnesses the racial injustice in Tom Robinsons trial, he comes to an understanding of why he thinks Boo is always inside. During the conversation between Jem and Scout, Jem says “I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time . . .
When Dill and Jem come up with the idea to walk to the Radley house and look through the window, Scout declares that she thinks it is a bad idea and she begins questioning them. In Jem’s opinion, she is acting like a girl because if she were to act like a boy, then she would be brave enough to go to the Radley house. Ever since a young age, Scout has been brought up around her brother Jem which causes her to become more like a “tomboy”. She feels pressure to act more masculine to avoid getting poked fun at by Jem. Scout is not only made fun of by her brother, but she is also made fun of by Aunt Alexandra’s missionary ladies.
The author particularly appears to be a person growing up in the first half of 20th century when the family values, ancestral connections, and the intimate norms were the things to be preserved. The author connects with her audience on the value and preciousness of the ‘family’ and ‘home’. She writes the essay right in the center of the setting that she is describing and possess a strong sense of connection with her surroundings. She also writes as a mother of the young daughter who wants to transmit the love and knowledge of family values to her daughter, but she knows that these values have become oblique and her daughter would never understand their true
Through hardships and suffering, through celebration and joy, family will always be there to support and comfort you, as you will to them. Dicey’s Song, by Cynthia Voigt, is a realistic fiction novel that takes place along the Chesapeake Bay. Dicey Tillerman and her three younger siblings are learning to adjust and fit in at their new home with their grandmother, after their emotionally-ill mother abandoned them. They all grew closer, and learned to love, help, and protect each other when Dicey and her brothers and sister started having issues at school, and money began dwindling. Dicey’s grandmother ended up adopting the children , and by the time the news of the kids’ mother’s death reached them, they were a true, close and united, family.
Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming of how you appear to someone else? In this passage from chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the literary elements of motif, diction, and setting develops the theme that changing perspectives or “walking in someone else’s shoes” brings understanding as it did for Scout as she thought of Boo Radley’s point of view. This passage comes as the aftermath of a fatal situation. Harper Lee uses the mindset of a young girl, Scout, standing on her strange neighbor’s porch to demonstrate this “coming of age” lesson. The author establishes “coming of age” to be the learning and maturing as one progresses through life no matter his or her age.
They teach the girls skills that they will need to be successful in their future (North Georgia Angel House Inc. - Welcome. n.d.). Cherokee Family Violence Center is a crisis center and safety shelter for victims, usually mothers and their children, of domestic violence. (Cherokee Family Violence Center - Help, Hope, Heal. n.d.).