N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He devotes his life to protect and inherit the national culture heritage, and has published a large number of Indian literature with fresh content, unique style and light homesickness. Among his numerous literary works, the early published work The Way to Rainy Mountain belongs to a prose with beautiful style of writing and sincere affection. The way to Rainy Mountain is a Momaday’s journey to seek his root. He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people.
Reservation and hope as two opposing forces in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Introduction The name of Sherman Alexie has become the most endearing one among Native American literary arena since the publication of collection of poems called The Business Of Fancydancing in 1991. Hereafter quick succession of his works followed one by one like, I Would Steal Horses, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven etc., ,thelater being a collection of short stories.. The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) is another short story collection almost exclusively dealing with urban life. Another short story collection is Ten Little Indians (2003). Reservation Blues is his first novel published in 1995and it is awarded Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists.
It is not just Nature a poet tries to capture into words, but also social experiences and human truths. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917- 2000) and Robert Hayden (1913-1980) are two Harlem renaissance poets who are experts in writing poems the detail both African American social experiences and universal human emotions. In Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem, The Explorer, the speaker tells the events of an unknown subject walking down a hallway searching for a quiet peaceful room in which to rest. In Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden, the speaker voicelizes that when everyone receives freedom, then the great, historical figure, Frederick Douglass will be remembered eternally in the lives of everyday people. The Explorer
Then received his M.F.A at the University of Pittsburgh. He has won several awards for his work such as his most recent, light head, which won the National Book Award in Poetry in 2010. Now he is a professor at his Alma Mater University of Pittsburgh teaching creative writing. Hayes tries to get the audience to look at thing in a different angle then most poets and can let them relate easier. Hayes talks about the problems of racism in Talk through a poplar experience that doesn’t have to do with slavery or segregation.
The start of Alexie 's passion for reading begin when he picked up a Superman comic book. His love for reading made him unique from his fellow classmates, he challenged himself by constantly reading and defying the stereotypes set by reservation born Indians. He wrote "Superman and Me" in the late 1990 's to flashback to his life on the reservation and demonstrate how reading saved his life. The inspirational piece, "Superman and Me," is meant to spread knowledge to young generations of Indians.
Sherman stood by his Native American heritage. He had a love for books and writing; he often wrote about his culture with some blended elements to create life into his stories. By analyzing Sherman Alexie life growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation, one can see how his experiences have impacted his adulthood and how that is displayed in his writing throughout his career and his story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem. Growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation folks dealt
They write to entertain kids, hope to become famous, and be remembered forever. Commonly, poets write about their feelings for others and their way of life. Derek Walcott is a memorable poet that became famous for his beautiful work and breaking the color border in poetry. Walcott was born on January 23, 1930, in the isolated town of Castries, Saint Lucia in the West Indies. His grandparents were both slaves who were brought to the isolated island from their masters.
Sherman Alexie’s Literary Works as Native American Social Realistic Senior Lecturer (Full-time), Department of English, IBAIS University, Bangladesh Research Associate (Part-time), Uttara University, Bangladesh E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com This paper aims to look at the social realistic issues in the context of Sherman Alexie’s literary works. Alexie is one of the postmodern authors in the United States of America. He is very popular among his Native American society as well as community for representing social reality of his age. This paper is divided into several sections; each section shows a benchmark of the 21st century Social Picture of the Native Americans in the light of Alexian Literary Works. It also scrutinizes stories, and novels with a view to highlighting a faithful picture of Native Americans in the light of everyday social issues, including poverty, alcoholism, unhealthiness, racism, and suicidal act.
Pedagogy is a Weird Word (An Analysis on Whitman’s Pedagogy) The definition of a pedagogy is “the method and practice of teaching…” Walt Whitman, a well known writer in the 19th century, had an interesting way of teaching the people around him. He influenced his peers, and created new methods of writing poetry. In his lifetime, he failed at being a carpenter and a journalist, and while he was fired from his job as a teacher, he did, indeed, teach his students new and exciting concepts about life and literature. He once stated, “I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future” (Whitman). His works taught many people several different concepts.
How are you reflecting Mama, Mom, and Momma? I have done poetry workshops or performances at several correctional facilities. One visit was through the CA Red Ribbon Week which has substance abuse prevention as a goal. My poems deal more so with transformation. I asked the young men to write a 5 line poem reflecting what they got out of the workshop; more than 25 wrote long poems (15+ lines) expressing feelings of love; regret, desire for forgiveness and hope for new futures with regard to their mothers.