Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe were both great novelists. They both accomplished a lot of things. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown Pennsylvania. When she first started writing she wrote under the pen name Flora Fairfield and A.M Barnard. She’s been writing short stories, thrillers, and juvenile tales since 1851.She didn’t start using her real name until she was ready to commit to her writing.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is considered as one of the greatest American poets of all the time; she was born in the United States, Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10th, 1830, according to biography.com, (n.d.): “Emily Dickinson was a reclusive American poet. Unrecognized in her own time, Dickinson is known posthumously for her unusual use of form and syntax”. Regarding her life, Dickinson experienced death, solitude, and isolation, consequently, those topics are common in her works. Her writing style was unique and different for the time in which she lived, as cliffsnotes.com, (n.d) mentions: “Most of Emily Dickinson 's poems are written in short stanzas, mostly quatrains, with short lines, usually rhyming only on the second and fourth lines”. On May 15th, 1886 Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.
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.
Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories. She later died on August 22, 1904. Kate Chopin 's “The Story of an Hour” demonstrates how naturalism affects people in a variety of ways. When reading this short story it makes the reader consider feminism, women’s roles in society, as well as naturalism. Also how life may be brought to an end due to any cause such as a train crash.
Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through. Such as the poem “Virginia” he wrote after his wife’s death. Byron is still considered one of the greatest British poets who remains widely read and influential to people today, along with Poe. In April of 1827, Poe left his father to seek fortune. He then set out with Calvin
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. She wasn’t religious and her views were considered ahead of her time. The American writer, Emily Dickinson, reflected her experiences in life, love, and examined ideas on death in her poetry. Being one of
Since I have been reading and going to see poetry performed for so long the poem that I connect most with is not a poem that we have read or analyzed in class. The poem is called “Ambiguous” performed by Becca Khalil and Nayo Jones. This poem is about the racial identity of a “mixed” girl. This poem captures my life. I am a biracial female that is both black and white but always told by everyone else “You
Zora Neale Hurston: an amazing author Zora Neale Hurston, grew up in Eatonville, on the United States, and she was born in Notasulga, Alabama, at the age of thirteen her father remarried, she had eight siblings, including her, Zora Neale Hurston is a really admired author due to her amazing poems and short stories, also her applicable themes, and impact on society. First of all, the third short story Hurston published, “spunk”, this story is about a confident man that steals a weaker man’s wife, and the husband gets revenge after death, this story has five parts, a third person point of view, the “spunk” symbolism is about being strong, and if you want something or in this case someone fight for it no matter what you need to do, in
Both Hildegard and Taylor composed songs. They both have some kind of background in singing. Although Hildegard did not sing the songs that she wrote, Jutta had taught her how to sing. Taylor Swift writes her songs specifically to sing them, so they both have singing knowledge. Another similarity is that they are both two iconic female songwriters, and will be remembered.
Despite the ideology of her time, Gilman never resisted expressing her thoughts and feelings through her writing. By the early twentieth century, she had become an extremely influential women’s rights advocate, and author. Contrary to her doctor’s orders, she decided to reflect on her horrible experiences in her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (U.S. National Library of Medicine). At first, Gilman tried to have her story published in The Atlantic Monthly, but the editor declined because the story made him “miserable” (Straub 1). After being rejected, The New England Magazine agreed to publish Gilman’s story.
Barbara Kingsolver is a world renowned American novelist, poet, and essayist. She has written many literary works including, but not limited to, controversial subjects such as politics, nature, and social issues. Kingsolver’s many unique experiences in life have made her the author she is today and ultimately inspired her to write The Poisonwood Bible; one of the most complex and controversial novel out of all of her works. Kingsolver was born in Annapolis, Maryland on April 8, 1955. Shortly after her birth, Kingsolver’s family moved to an alfalfa farm in Carlisle, Kentucky, where she spent the majority of her early youth.
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.
This is a real life example of what it looks like when feminism and Poetry intertwine. Nikki Giovani an American writer and activist from Knoxville, TN has a quote a about poetry that really relates to the way Beyonce creates her music. “Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.” – Nikki Giovanni.