(“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) “Before he was 17 Pope was admitted to London society and encouraged as a prodigy” (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) His poem “An Essay on Criticism” was published in 1711. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) In 1717 he published “Elegy on the Death of an Unfortunate Lady” and “Eloisa to Abelard.” (“Alexander Pope” Hutchinson’s Biography Database) Alexander’s father died shortly after moving from Binfield to Chiswick in 1717. Because Alexander studied so much and didn't exercise, he developed a curved spine and some tubercular infection. His deformity kept him from much physical activity so he focused more on reading and writing. He had to deal with headaches all his life.
3. Fitzgerald’s life Fitzgerald was born in an average rank society in St. Paul, Minnesota although he spent most of his boyhood in Buffalo and Syracuse, New York. Being born in a less fortunate family, his aunt had to support his education. He was enrolled in a Catholic boarding school in New Jersey in 1911 after which he furthered his studies at the Princeton University two years later. He got involved in extracurricular literary and dramatic activities, where he developed his extensive writing skills.
The Romantic period was a time period in which people changed their views of the fine arts, which in turn affected their work. Some people Including Washington Irving did not agree with the view of the Romantic period and made fun of it in their work with some humorous stories. Irving was a well know writer in the late 18th century and early 19th century who grew up in New York. From the beginning of his life till the end, he was a funny man who loved the fine arts. Irving was originally a lawyer, but later he left his judicial career and followed his childhood dream of being a full-time writer, writing some poems which upon closer observation, it can be seen that he makes fun of the Romantic period.
Dylan Thomas , born in 1914, he left school at age 16 to end up distinctly a journalist and author. His most celebrated lyric, "Don 't Go Gentle Into That Good Night," was distributed in 1952, yet his notoriety was hardened years before. Thomas ' writing incorporates Under Milk Wood (1954) and A Child 's Christmas in Wales (1955). Thomas was popular for his vivified readings, however obligation and overwhelming drinking inflicted significant damage, and he kicked the bucket in New York City while on a visit in 1953, at age 39. . The poet goes back in retrospection at his adolescence in the poem "Fern Hill".
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.
Following his success in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald found inspiration in his life of luxury, alcohol, and a mentally deteriorating wife, and this inspiration soon erupted into his fourth novel. Born to mixed reviews, Tender is the Night was often referred to as being too frivolous, and why shouldn't it be? Following The Great Depression, a novel whose setting is in the grand French Riviera and centered around the extravagant lifestyle of a seemingly perfect couple seems to only rub salt in the wounds of American hearts. However, it is in this frivolity that the novel truly shines. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, Tender is the Night, uses the pinnacle of society to highlight human fragility in even the most soundest of structures.
“To go forward (as a spiritual man) it is necessary first to go back” (Roethke). Roethke regretted his relationship with his father, for he died when he was only a teenager and this poem is just one of many that probed the darkness of his childhood. Each of his poems are complete in itself; yet each in a sense is a stage in a kind of struggle out of the slime; part of a slow spiritual progress; an effort to be born, and later, to become something more (poetryfoundation.org). This poem is full of prevailing imagery, strong diction, and sound figures of speech that make It easy for the reader to imagine fully the scene that takes
Age and Literature 1.About Fitzgerald and Gatsby Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age.His grandfather is a millionaire,so families had a tradition of uppers classes,but his father generation economic power plummeted.so his first love called Ginevra broken up with him because of his poor,his fiancee called Zelda Fitzgerald also killed their marriage because his meager income.Until his famous masterpiece published in 1920 and he became overnight sensation,So they married in 1921.Since then,he mostly wrote the American upper class,the characters in his works aimed at the pursuit of material success,also can saying this was his own life goals.He admired the luxury of the upper class,but on the other hand,he also saw the empty essence about this kind of voluptuous life. When it comes to Gatsby,in the novel,he lived in luxury,held party everyday, there are tons of people and the lights were on full blast,but no one had seen Gatsby.Actually,during the war,Gatsby fall in love with Daisy,but just like the author’s experience,Daisy refused him because of his poor,but married with Tom.Five yeas later,Gatsby made a
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas was a literary artist who lived during the early 1900s. He wrote poems like, “Fern Hill” and “A Childs Christmas in Wales.” As a child Thomas’ father read him many literary works and poems and these kindred his interest in literature. This helped him grow a strong relationship with his father which explains the content of one of his more famous poems. The poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night”, by Dylan Thomas details a man begging his father not to let death end his life before he passes and, he does this through the repeated phrase, “rage against the dying of the light”, asking his father to be “fierce”, and talking about how most men are forgotten and begging his father One method Thomas uses in writing his poem is repetition of several powerful lines. The most powerful lines is, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The repetition of this line shows how Thomas feels about his father and how much he needs him to stay.
Although the Sun Also Rises was Hemingway 's first novel but it granted him much of his reputation and considered to be best-known .The novel examined the way of life in Paris during the 1920s for Americans who left home to Europe after the World War I seeking for greater freedom whom they were defined as expatriates. James T.Farrell asserts that "the novel struck deeper chords in the youth of twenties ,which Gertrude Stein called lost generation." (Farrell,1945,P.29) Hemingway was able to reflect the chaotic post war and was able to create characters ,situation, happenings and mood that were as real as life and concerning this Farrell comments "The mood and attitude of the main characters is that of people on vacation .They set out to do what people want to do on a vacation. They have love-affairs ,they drink ,go fishing and see new spectacles" (Farrell,1945,P.5) Jake Barnes was impotent as a result of a wound he got during the World War I
He wrote short fiction novels for magazines to help pay for college. After Graduating in 1897 he went Columbia University to study law. He supported himself while attending this university by writing for adventure-story magazines. He moved to Quebec in 1900 and spent a lot of his life writing. In the beginning he was struggling because his books were unsuccessful,
On February 27, 1902 in Salinas Valley, California John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born to John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He lived a modest childhood, as his father held multiple jobs in order to support the family. For a short time Steinbeck attended Stanford University, but in 1925 he dropped out to pursue his career as a writer. Later that year he went to New York to find inspiration for his first book which he would later name Cup of Gold. Though his novel Cup of Gold was an unsuccessful attempt at romance, a few short years later in 1935 he got his first big hit.
Sherman Alexie, a Spokane Indian boy who taught himself to read by the age of three, grew up being ridiculed for his reading passion. However, since then, he has published numerous books and earned numerous awards, including the World Heavyweight Poetry Bout title in 1998. Alexie was raised with poor/middle-class standards, but was always surrounded by books, his father purchase. Alexie never let the stereotype of Indians slow him down, and refused to fail because he knew he smart, arrogant and lucky. He read every time he had an opportunity including: late at night, during recess, at lunch, after finishing class assignments, and while traveling to powwows or basketball games.
“Bradbury enjoyed a relatively childhood in Waukegan, which he turned it into several semi- autobiographical novels some short stories”. “To support himself while he wrote, and sold newspapers”. “Bradbury published his first short story in a fan magazine in 1938 in the same year he graduated from high school. Then next, he published four issues of his own fan magazine, futuria fantasia”. “Nearly every piece in the magazine was written by Bradbury himself; he used a variety of a fictitious name, especially one used by an author.to try to hide the fact that the magazine was a virtual one man
Poe began writing outstanding stories and poems and entered a competition that would impact his life as a writer. In 1835, Poe ultimately got a job as an editor for a newspaper company because of a contest he won with his story, “The Manuscript Found in a Bottle”. (A Short Biography of Edgar Allan Poe). Getting his story published had a positive impact on Poe, but he always felt that something was missing in his life.Poe missed Mrs. Clemm and Virginia so he brought them to Richmond to stay and live with him.After a small period of time living with his cousin Virginia he fell deeply in love with her and married her. he was 27 years old and she was only 13 at the time.