Lucille Clifton is an award - winning author and a teacher of poetry at a number of colleges and universities, and she is still writing today. In her poem “forgiving my father” she talks about forgiveness of a sin too large to think about. Her poem is about a person who has lost both of his parents to death. The narrator in the poem is all alone, both of his parents are now dead “you lie side by side in debtors boxes”(Clifton 271).
Several years on in 1897, Frost attended Harvard University, but soon dropped out due to health complications that he was experiencing. When frost and his wife, Elinor move to a property in New Hampshire. New Hampshire brought Frost as well as his family hardship yet prospered in his writing. Frost’s descriptions regarding rural New Hampshire was often portrayed in a lot of his poetry, in particular, ‘Mending Wall’. “Mending Wall’ Concerning the structure of Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall”, the poem was formatted in such a way that is; to be read as a conversation between speaker and interpreter (reader).
“Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.” -Henri Barbusse, 1916. Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier. He had been writing poetry since he was a teenager, and before the war, he worked as a teacher 's assistant and language tutor in France. He enlisted in England in 1915 and sent to the western front in early 1917.
He could read French, Greek, Italian, and Latin as a boy. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) In 1700 ALexander moved to Binfield. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) One of Alexander's earliest writings was “Ode on Solitude” and it is said he wrote it at age 12.
Dear members of the board, As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner, is a novel that should be read at some point in one’s lifetime. The themes in the novel are relatable to all and even transcend Faulkner's era; however, the language may not be entirely suitable to all. The story follows the Bundren family and the impending death of Addie Bundren: wife, mother, and friend, who is very ill and is expected to die soon. Her oldest son, Cash, utilizes his carpentry skills to build her a coffin and her only daughter, Dewey Dell, had intimate relations with a farmhand she knew resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. She is so overwhelmed by her state that she barely mourns her mother when she finally passes away.
In his timeless poem, “The World Is Too Much With Us”, William Wordsworth bemoans the state of the world and how people so ignore creation. Wordsworth was an English poet in the in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His childhood was a traumatic time as he moved from one place to another after the tragic death of his mother. As he grew older, so did his passion for poetry and he soon published in a magazine when he was only seventeen. Despite stains on his character, including a relationship out of marriage, he continues to be revered as one of the greatest poets from that period of history.
Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines.
Poe’s Grim and Dreary Style Many writers express how they feel by the way they write, and how they see the world around them. Edgar Allan Poe is no exception to the rule. During the early years of Edgar Allan Poe, his father abandoned him, his mother, and two siblings. He later saw his own mother cough up blood and die, due to tuberculosis, a very slow death to encounter for a young age child. He was later adopted in 1811 by a couple who did not even want him.
Love in the Time of Cholera, is about Florentino Ariza (he work as a tele gram messenger, and fifty years later he work as president of the River Company) had fallen his first love with Fermina Daza (she came from a rich family, and marry a professional doctor). Florentino has been writing love letter to Fermina daily in secret, but her father found out that she love Florentino. So Fermina and her father moved away to another village. About fifty years later, Florentino visit Fermina’s husband funeral and confessed that he still love her, Fermina refused because she still love her husband. Fermina wished to forget what happen the day when Florentino propose to her, but she look through the letters he had send him and decided to love him again.
Despite never graduating high school and living through the Great Depression and the suffering that came as a result, William Faulkner established his own literary fantasy and a new approach to the style of writing while addressing social issues as portrayed throughout The Sound and the Fury. William Faulkner faced a multitude of challenges and hardships throughout his life that influenced his literary works. Faulkner was involved in a complicated love affair with an engaged Estelle Oldham. Following Estelle’s divorce from Cornell Franklin, Faulkner promptly relinquished his feelings for Estelle and the two were later married. In January of 1931, Estelle gave birth to a baby girl.
In the trenches of Europe, the living conditions were so poor he believed he was going to die. Due to the impending threat of death Scott rushed to finish his first novel, The Romantic Egoist. The novel was about his personal awakening and his education. After he submitted it to Scribner’s it was rejected, but they asked to see revisions.
This tragedy greatly affected the entire family and soon after young C.S Lewis went off to boarding school (the same one in which his brother attended) after boarding school he went on the attend Campbell college, Malvern college and Oxford university. In 1918 when WWI broke out in England Lewis served in the Royal army until he was wounded in battle the next year and came home to resume his studies at Oxford. During his time at Oxford he served as English and philosophy tutor and won an essay contest on the subject of Optimism. He also wrote two volumes of poetry in his early twenties. (Summary taken from www.cslewis.org
Tragedy marred my childhood, I witnessed my two baby brothers die as infants. My mother passed away when I was only 14 years old. And my father died three years later. However, my aunt orphaned us which helped my sister and I obtain an excellent education, which was unusual for women in
“The Death of the Moth”, written by Virginia Woolf, is a story about a Moth that undergo the way of death. This was very interesting to know and seem like something I like to know about. It could catch a lot of people attention and would like this story. The first that stood out to me was “death is a stronger than I am”.
Deception always has many perspectives; the truth, the fabrication, and how it is interpreted. An individual’s ability to deceive defines their effectiveness as a perpetrator. Within Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies and William Shakespeare’s Othello, the antagonists of each convey themselves as divine, therefore attempting to distract from their misconduct and represent themselves sincerely.