Years later, Joan wrote her first novel ‘Life Will It Take Me under! This novel is a must read. It contains a powerful message and is very inspiring. Joan got the idea for her novel from a HBO special of kids living on the street. The special touched her deeply.
The Mother-Daughter Book Club is a series of novels by American contemporary fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction author Heather Vogel Frederick. The first novel of the highly popular series was the 2007 published Mother-Daughter Book Club that made the name of the author. Frederick published the first novel in the series in 2007, and has not looked back since, publishing over six more titles in the series by 2016. The series follows the stories of four girls and their relationships to each other and with their mothers. The take the format of a book club, an increasingly popular way of bonding the US where mothers and daughters come together to read books, and use the narratives and the time they spend together to have better relationships.
Lois Lowry, an American writer who wrote more than twenty inspiring books for children and the most famous books she ever wrote was the giver and gathering blue. Each book has a different protagonist but both of them have been written in the future era. She wanted to write books as it was her passion and she has taught many young readers on how to deal with social and political life. She is best known for writing books on expressing realistic life experience. The two books I read were The giver and Gathering Blue, these two books talk on how she wants society to become a better place in the future.
She leaves her house and heads out for a thrill seeking journey where she encounters new friends, finds love, and explores how the real world works. Reading this story, I could understand exactly how she was feeling because she was basically writing in a journal. Since she was the “author” she would directly characterize what she was doing or how she felt. An example of a direct characterization would be Mary’s main line “I am Mary Iris Malone and I am not okay.”
Sharon Olds begins portraying vivid images into the readers mind from the first few lines. She begins the poem with “I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges”, this shows that her parents come from a privileged background, because they were able to afford to go to university in 1937. Then she brings the readers focus to her father walking out of the college she uses very vivid imagery to describe this “the red tiles glinting like bent plates of blood” the use of the word blood in this early line gives the reader a hint of what happens later on. The use of the word blood also gives an insight of the authors attitude, because it has a negative connotation, blood is a frequently used term to describe forms of injury and pain
On this night, Marilyn Kallet was first introduced to the audience as a wonderful writer and a poet, that she was also been involved in editing of the many creative writings including contemporary American Women books for children. Religious matters, she was also introduced as an extensive traveler who has travelled and performed in places like Poland, France and have attended theatrics, and have hosts symposiums, and edited for a period of 23 years here in the University of Tennessee. Dr. Kallet was portrayed as a committed member of this University, and has written numerous various creative writings among which the Jewish origin, and she was very instrumental in the recruitment of many young poet. “Wake Me” poem was read by another colleague connoting the tragic historical event that took place in a Pulse night club in Florida by one Omar Mateen of 29
Joyce Oates carefully crafted the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” using parallelism, allegories, symbolism, and the theme of vulnerability. Joyce lived a modest life with her parents and two siblings in Lockport New York. According to an article on Biography.com entitled “Joyce Carol Oates,” she always loved reading, and even before she could write, she would tell stories through the use of pictures. Her secondary schooling began after securing a scholarship from Syracuse University because of an article she had written for her school newspaper.
Contrary to what some may think, love can be found in one hundred and seventy five words. I hold such a love deep in my heart for Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Filling Station”, because it assisted me in discovering the writer within me and encouraged me to expand my academic skills, even outside of school. It takes me back to the second week of senior year. I recall the smile on my overly-fervent AP Literature teacher’s face as she played a recording of Bishop reading her poem. She said the poet read her piece aloud at a university somewhere, and the second after she had finished reading, she dropped the poem and ran out the door without a final word to be had.
“DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” The article “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” by Roxanne Gay, a woman of many talents and skills. Gay started her studies at Yale University but discontinued her education to pursue her relationship Arizona. Later, Gay completed her undergraduate degree in Nebraska and earned an MA with emphasis in creative writing from the University of Nebraska.
While I still needed to rush home after school, we now spent a lot of time between classes discussing book plots and characters. One of my new best friends, a witty girl with Bob haircut and cat-eye glasses, introduced me to Homer and the Greek Mythology which sparkled great interest in me and I had always wanted to read its entirety ever
The article I read is about a 9-year-old girl named Hilde Lysiak. This little girl has written books inspired from her experiences as a young journalist in her hometown; Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. “Hilde Cracks the Case” is the title of one of her series which have been published. In April 2016, she broke a story on a homicide near her house. After asking the police for permission, she interviewed some neighbors and posted her article before any other newspapers could.
I am reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. This memoir gives the reader a peek into the major events encompassing in the unusual life of Jeanette Walls. The reason i decided to read this novel was merely because of the raving reviews of the people around me. They said it was a very quick read because i would have trouble setting the book down and they were very true. The main character is the author obviously and we follow her through her struggles growing up that even follow her to some of her adult life until she finally finds her happily ever after.
Introduced in the 1970s and continues to grow in popularity, tanning beds are the product of how an individual can harm his/her skin, yet also can lead indoor tanners to have a dependency like alcohol or drugs (Time Magazine, np). Tanning beds are known as a device that operates with UV radiation to produce a tan. While many people are aware of the consequences of tanning beds, they tend to overlook how 90% of skin cancer is caused by UV radiation (np) and change lives for a worse turn. Tanning beds should be uninvented as health should be the number one priority of every individual --which tanning beds fail to fulfill. Dermatologists and inspirational people always recommend sunscreen for the outdoors as UV rays are dangerous for the health.
“I was lucky to have come to America years before the political upheaval in Iran”(Dumas, 89). These are the words Dumas started with, and as you can see, a very big political upheaval occurred. This upheaval was called the Iranian revolution, and it affected all the immigrants who came from Iran. Luckily Dumas didn’t have to experience America after the Iranian Revolution. The quote “We remember the kindness more than ever, knowing that our relatives who immigrated to this country after the Iranian Revolution did not encounter the same Americans”(Dumas, 92).
In Martin Luther King Jr's passionate speech about America's involvement in Vietnam, he manages to create a strong and compelling argument that America's involvement in unjust . He does this by appealing to certain issues the public see as important, using irony, and using diction and tone in persuasive ways. Martin Luther King Jr says in his first paragraph that,"It seemed as if there was a real promise fr hope... to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destruction suction tube." Here, Martin Luther King Jr is getting the audience emotionally and completely invested by showing the effect of America in Vietnam on their lives. The audience now feel as though this is very important because it has to do with regular poor people and t effects them as well.