“Making a fist" by Naomi Shihab Nye and "Lucinda Matlock" by Edgar Lee Masters are both about overcoming major obstacles in life to then go on and enjoy life. The two poems are similar in tone, theme, and irony. Both poems have a tone that could be described as reminiscent or nostalgic. In "Lucinda Matlock" the speaker is looking back on her life how she was happy and how she was "married and lived together [with her husband] for seventy years, enjoying working and raising twelve children." Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand."
An example of this is from the novel "Walk Two Moons", in this novel the Grandmother stands by her granddaughter and supports her through the entire journey giving her advice and helping her along the way. Besides using words and telling stories generations can be connected through their culture. This can include celebrations, the passing down of objects, physical characteristics, but it really depends on what is truly special to that family or to those people. An example of this was in "The Medicine Bag", The grandfather connects with his great grandson over the medicine
Power of love in Maria Housden 's Hannah 's Gift changed my perception on family 's experiences with a child 's death. Having grown up in a family funeral home business, I always saw death as a positive aspect of life, but I also learned everyone takes death in a different way. The Housden 's family celebrates Hannah 's life on earth and learns from her experience motivates me to count my blessings and learn from life. Throughout the book I was very touched by Hannah 's brother, Will 's interactions and interpretations of his sister 's short life. Being an only child, I 've never truly understood sibling relationships but after this reading I have gotten one step closer.
That’s what Kidd’s idea of this novel was, is a family imagine. Considering Rosaleen is much older and more independent than Lily, she was by her said when her mom passed, when her father was not there, and running away together. They both have a special bond seeing Rosaleen as her only mother figure and I think that Kidd portrayed it perfectly in the
“If something I wrote changes someone’s life or their way of thinking about a certain subject, then my work has succeeded.” Maria has learned a lot in writing and publishing journey and would love to give back to the indie author community by guiding and helping other independent authors. Rosario has written several short stories that have never published, but that might change. She’s considering putting all the short tales together in one book. Currently, she’s writing the sequel to her first children’s book. It’s called, Kayla and Isaiah: My Brother Isaiah.
It was April 15, 1983 when ten Boom died. This meant that she died on her birthday, and according to Jewish tradition it was only very blessed people that died on their birthday. There was a lot that happened after the war for ten Boom, she did a lot of things and showed people many things. Cornelia Johanna Arnolda ten Boom truly has left a legacy as someone who was willing to help Jews during war so that they would be protected. Inspiring others to help others in need no matter who they are was a job she did well.
She didn’t just have her parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. They would have deep, extended family. Sometimes she wouldn’t even know the names of her family members because being “family” was just enough. I have been her best friend for five years and I am still meeting her family. When I have a party, I usually have about fifteen people show up.
The Thirteenth Tale follows Margaret Lea, daughter of a bookshop owner and a biographer herself. Books had been a part of her life since day one. It is said that she prefer books to people. One day, she received a letter from Vida Winter, a famous author with several bestseller books. Ms. Winter asked Margaret to write her biography.
Her knowledge was passed by her grandmother a great teacher to her. She influenced her granddaughter in many ways, such as her informal speech/slang (PoetryFoundation 1). Giovanni uses her slang as an indication of her culture, as is seen in “Legacies” she uses this in a line, ¨I want chu to learn how to make rolls said the old women proudly.” (Applebee 418) “Legacies” is just one illustration of the connections with Giovanni's life and works.
In this paper, I will discuss my relationship with my sister by describing my earlier years with her, and I will also discuss what led to our relationship becoming fragmented through my later years in life. When I was very young, my older sister Stephanie was very outgoing and wanted to play a lot. She constantly wanted to play hide and seek, and she also wanted to have
Tap. I closed my MacBook, thinking about the short story I just read, named “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. The family in “Everyday Use” and my family are filled with people who are the same but, are also different like our personalities, relationships, and values. The family in “Everyday Use” has only one mother and two daughters; one named Maggie and the other named Dee. Both of the daughters are like two members of my family: my sister Ursula, who is like Dee; rude, confident, traditional, and smart.