Alice Johnson was born and raised in Boston, she was born on June 14th 1800. Her mother died at her birth she was raised by her two older sister and father who worked in the trading business, both of her sisters were school teachers. Alice was very well educated at home. She began writing poetry at the age of 13, reaching her early 20s, she used poetry to speak out against the inequality of Men and Women. Alice lived in a house in a suburban area, new railroads were being built just a mile away.
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
Rosemary Brown was a Canadian politician that was born in Kingston Jamaica on 17th June 1930. She was raised by her mother and grand-mother, since her father died when she was very young. She grew up in a middle class neighbourhood and she described her childhood being supportive and safe, in a house ruled by women. Rosemary Brown came to Canada on 10th August 1950 to get an education at McGill University in Montreal. She was shocked by the sexism and racism she experienced while she was trying to obtain housing or summer jobs or just trying to fit into her university life.
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks most important legacy was her poetry that she gave to the world and her teachings to college students in Chicago. When Brooks was only thirteen she wrote a poem that was published in a magazine. This was the start of a beautiful career that made her a legend. Her stories of her experiences and about urban lives led her to reach heights such as writing entire volumes of poetry. From all of this, she has won many awards for her work.
or my people had been published in the Yale university series of younger poets. Margaret was born Birmingham was the daughter of a Methodist minister. She received a Rosenwald fellowship for creative writing in 1944.”My people” gave you information of what happen and the past then it goes to present and gave a way to make a better life. She was a part of the literary movement in Chicago. She lived in the Chicago area for seven years, coming of age in the shadow of the Great Migration and Depression and playing an active role in Bronzeville's artistic and intellectual circles.
Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too. Similarly, Dahl at 3 years old, witnessed his dad and sisters die of illness. Besides, both authors resemble each other, because they went through poverty. In fact, Poe wanted to be part of the Allan’s (foster family), for the fact that he was an orphan at a young age. However, Dahl had a close relationship with his mom (took care of him) who worked as a mystic and told people’s fortunes.
BIOGRAPHY: Rita Dove’s life has been filled with success and many outstanding accomplishments. According to Poetry Foundation, Rita Dove was born August 28, 1952 in Akron, Ohio. Her father, Ray A. Dove, was “one of the first black chemists in the tire industry” and her mother was Elvira Hord (The New York Times). Her parents highly encouraged her to read, learn about literature, and continuously study, for which her love for poetry and music originates from a young age. She composed plays, poetry, and stories throughout her childhood.
He was capable of writing angelic or weird poetry, with a supreme sense of rhythm and word appeal. Many believe these stories written by Poe come from the women in his life who have passed. Edgar Allan Poe faced many deaths of women he loved. Britannica states that at a young age his birth mother, Elizabeth, died in Richmond Virginia. Following the death of his mother, Poe was taken into the home of John Allan and his wife Frances, who later died of tuberculosis.
In 1950 they moved back to New York where Lois began in high school. She married Donald Grey in 1956 and they had four children together: daughters Alix and Kristin, and sons Grey and Benjamin. Professional Life In 1977, Lowry published her first novel, “A Summer to Die”, which was based on her own experience of losing her older sister Helen at a young age, as I wrote earlier. She was also going through some personal changes around
Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas on July 24, 1897. Her parents were Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. Amelia lived with her wealthy grandparents and attended a private school until she was 12 years old. Then, Amelia and her sister went to live with their parents, in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1915 Edwin and Amy got a divorce, and Amy took the girls and moved to Chicago to live with friends for a while.
“Maria Padian was born in New York, but when she was five years old she moved to “the country” which was New Jersey in 1960. She grew up on an acre of land and was allowed to roam with her brother.” ( Padian) Both of her parents immigrated to the U.S. “Her father was Irish and her mother Spanish. She didn’t even learn English until she was five years old. Maria Padian says that her mother was like J.Lo, beautiful, a great dancer, and a lot of fun. Maria’s mother would not buy her any toy she wanted but would buy her any book she wanted.” (Padian) This led to Maria’s big imagination.
Nancy Hiles: wife, entrepreneur and philanthropist One of the founders of Western Rim properties, Nancy Hiles is not only a humble and modest person, she is also an inspiration for masses for her philanthropic endeavors. In the year 2004, Nancy Hiles and her husband Marcus Hiles have established a setup that offers luxurious homes at the affordable prices to people of Texas. This real estate business grew into a support system for various charitable causes over a period of time with the help of the couple. Nancy Hiles has contributed significantly for the development of the community by building schools and universities all over Texas. She has donated to both profit and non-profit organizations as well as to charitable trusts.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school.
Ray was born in New York City on January 13, 1850 to Charlotte and Reverend Charles Bennett Ray. She was one of seven kids, growing up with two sisters and four brothers. Charlotte was the youngest of three girls. Her first years were spent in New York City but soon after in the 1860s Ray and her family moved to Washington, D.C. where she started school at the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. This was the only school in the area that allowed African American girls.