Her father was a distinguished anthropologist named A.L Kroeber and her mother, Theodora Kroeber, also a writer, influenced many of the novels and stories that she wrote. She later attended Radcliffe College in 1951 and Columbia University in 1952. (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ursula-K-Le-Guin). With her many talents in writing and the influence of her parents, Le Guin became an aspiring role model for many authors of today with her
The poem uses faith to show how no matter what happens in life the words that god gives everyone are forever. In the poem “Spoken Into Creation,” the writer uses symbolism, similes, and metaphors to indicate that God’s words have a powerful meaning in life. Song compares with a simile to portray that people can influence someone else's life with their words. People have to be careful because words can have a very big impact in life. Song uses, “Gouged out by a single sentence like a lion licking every gazelle bone clean.” (Song, 13).
"Change your thoughts and you can change your world." -- Norman Vincent Pealse. In Langston Hughes poems "To You", "Dream Deferred" and "April Rain Song" Readers notice that in most of his poems he talks about his life experiences. By using figurative language, he can express all of his thoughts. He uses symbol, simile and personification to help bring his experience to life for the reader.
Context/Purpose/Audience Still I Rise, written in 1978 by African American poet and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou, is a resoundingly courageous and unearthing poem with an inspiring invited reading directly related to the time period it was written in: during the declaration for Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The poem discusses an African American woman’s struggles against racism and hatred from the society. It consists of nine-stanzas, offering words of inspiration to those who have been oppressed. It sends a message of hope that even in the midst of adversity it is possible to overcome obstacles and find the inner strength and confidence to rise above them. This poem is very straightforward making the message more meaningful and affective.
Tina Fey, a well-known actress, comedian, writer and producer has written the #1 national bestseller and was nominated for AA Grammy Award with her novel, Bossypants. Throughout this novel Fey describes many major unlucky lifetime events that have led to her very successful career of many titles. She emphasizes the series of events that have developed her comical personality and well known recognition. Through these stories of her personal experiences, which are chronologically ordered, Fey creates a life theory with each one. With each idea, Fey argues many different social issues, such as our society needing to be more accepting, a stronger relationship of mothers with their children, and Americans attitude on many things.
Maya Angelou used poetry to impact the lives of many people and for that she is one of the most influential poets to this day. Maya Angelou: activist, actress, author, civil rights icon, director, feminist, mother, playwright, wife, and poet. Angelou would grow to be best known for her iconic work in the fields of film, literature,
She was inspired to be involved in the civil rights movement. Maya has many famous books, but her autobiography: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, is one of the well known things she has written. In the book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings she writes about her seventeen years of life, then she continues to write about her life in another autobiography. In chapter 4, page 22 she describes
For example, when Betty White played Elizabeth on the show Life with Elizabeth, Elizabeth was portrayed as an independent woman that was pleased with her appearance and her abilities. Elizabeth helped reveal issues that came up in life and marriage and how those issues could be handled. The characteristics that Elizabeth possessed can be found in Betty White as well. For Alyssa Milano the show Charmed was a major part of her life and she invested a lot of time making Phoebe be a beloved character. Alyssa Milano’s humor and spice were portrayed in the character Phoebe.
Morrison, being a women of color tells the story of Pecola Breedlove; a black eleven year old girl who prays for deep blue eyes and flowy blonde locks. All throughout her life she has felt pressures similar to this little girl and it is reflected in several of her novels. In a radio interview with Terry Gross Toni talks about the effects of being a women of color in America . While attending Howard College she observed that “lighter[skin] the better and the darker the worse… [this] had an impact on sororities, on friendships, on all sorts of things, and it was stunning to me.”(Morrison). Just as Pecola was suppressed by her eyes color, Toni was also suppressed and doubted because of her dark
Margaret Atwood has carved a niche in the minds of the literary readers as a leading literary artist. Her success is multidimensional as a poet, novelist, critic, short story writer, and the winner of great many literary awards. Atwood’s commitment towards improving the lot of women finds its expression in her works for she delves deeply into the theme of survival . Women vulnerable to the physical atrocities go through agonies and their intense pain initiates them to fight against their subjugation and emerge as individuals. Atwood not only aims at the
Robin Morgan was part of the key radical feminist that was in the Women 's Movement, she also was one of the leaders of the International Feminist group since the 1960’s. Her book “Sisterhood Is Powerful” helped some of the Radical Feminist group. Robin Morgan has written about up to 20 fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books since she was a little girl. Also during the 1960’s she joined the civil rights movement and the Anti-Veitem movement. She went through a lot with women’s rights, but Robin Morgan tried her best to get through the hard
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.
Brooks was, “Deeply involved with black life, black pain and black spirits” (Lee 2). Throughout her lifetime she was an activist, who worked to promote blacks to study literature by writing poetry. She published many books and wrote countless pieces of poetry discussing issues prejudice that blacks faced. Brooks began her career as a poet