Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome. I had to have a homemade desert on the table for my husband every night” (Brown 3). Such experiences reflected her poetry, significantly. Pastan uses many poetic devices, such as metaphors.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia in 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic. Mattie is the daughter of Lucille Cook, and is extremely lazy at first. As the story progresses, she becomes more mature and more responsible for her own needs, as well as others’ needs. By using description and character development, Anderson shows that putting others before yourself is an important thing in life to learn how to do, especially with lives on the line. As an effect of the fever intruding on Philadelphia, many are sick, dying or dead.
The book, The Age of Miracles, shows how the changing Earth itself, has multiple negative impacts towards characters. The Age of Miracles, is a book written by Karen Thompson Walker. The Age of Miracles, revolves around a growing adolescent named Julia living with her parents. The beginning reveals that the Earth 's yearly rotation is slowing and is causing multiple alterations to the Earth. Humans appear to be experiencing abnormalities and focussing on Julia at such an age, must find ways to adapt to this new phenomenon that will definitely change her life.
While her competing Billie Jo is nervous and feels crippled. But at the end she ends up in 3rd place. After the talent show, she notice her father has spots on his skin that looks like his father’s skin cancer. Billie Jo decides to leave her father because she’s scared that he will die of cancer. So Billie Jo jumps on a freight train and travels to Flagstaff, Arizona to get away from The Dust Bowl.
In the book , Fever 1793 , by Laurie Halse, the theme of the story appeared to be that when there are hardships in life you change. Before yellow fever took on the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia Mattie, the main character, was naive and reliant on her family but later changed into a more independent being. For instance, when Mattie’s friend Polly died Mother did not want her to go to the funeral. Matilda’s response to this was “She was my friend! You must allow me.
In June 15, 1881 the death of Marie LaVeau was a tragic moment according to the New Orleans new paper Daily Picayune. So after her death, her daughter Marie II took her mother spot as the voodoo queen. Marie II looked just like excepted she was a little lighter, but she was an evil woman according to (Turner p.180) stated that she use to kill babies if their mothers didn’t want them, and hung them up like pigs. She keep a room filled with frog’s eyeballs, rooster blood, and many other weird things. The things were for her voodoo rituals that she performs for people.
Belly thought it was about the divorce, but it was actually about their mom getting breast cancer again. Belly was the last person to know about this information. Belly stayed in her bed for that day being upset, until her mother told her to get out of bed. “Her words made sense. If Susannah me, then that was something that I could do.” (p 258) Her mother words made sense for her to get up and help Susannah.
Line: Line is how this artwork is formed, so an example of this is actual lines. Actual lines is physical real lines, such as a circle, triangle, or a rectangle. In the Sower 1888, actual lines in this case is the sun, the house in the far end of the field, and the halo above the sower’s head. The huge sun in the middle of the oil painting is an example of van Gogh’s obsession over the color “ yellow,” and how the sun is the star of this painting (wordpress.com). The house is the next example of actual lines and for this work of art, this foreshadows van Gogh’s next painting called “Summer Evening, Wheatfield with Setting sun, 1888” (painting-planet.com).
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death. In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal.
They looked like the enormous tears of a Pietà. They were not, on the whole, what her mother would have chosen. 10 Michelangelo's sculptural masterpiece, Pietà, depicts the body of Jesus Christ on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. With this amazing and subtle foreshadowing used by the author, we can see the true mother's suffering and how Mary's grief is transformed into her grief. The passage quoted is the very end of the part of the story where the mother is remembering the events from two years ago and it marks the end of the flashback.