Though, after a tragic murder ending her life, Selena will always be remembered as the first successful female Tejano singer. It all started when Selena sang the song “Blue Moon” in front of her father. Abraham, her father, instantly knew that she had talent. Taking ahold of this opportunity, he created a band consisting of Selena, Suzette (his other daughter), and A.B. (his son). Selena y los Dinos started by playing in a restaurant that their father opened up.
Morrison credits her love of reading, music, and folklore to her parents from her childhood. Morrison’s novels are widely known for her vivid and rich dialogue and detail of characters and her creativity of epic themes. Morrison has won nearly every book award given and has also been awarded many degrees for her successful
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, also known as Rosa Louise McCauley, was born in 1913, on February, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Throughout Rosa Parks’ childhood, she had early learning with racial discrimination, as well as activism for racial equality. Her parents’ name was Sylvester and Rosa Edwards and her family lived on the Edward’s farm, where Rosa would live youth life. Rosa’s grandfather stood in the front yard of their house with his shotgun, when the Ku Klux Klan members marched down the street. Rosa Park’s mother taught her how to read at a young age.
Why are you so upset with gloom?” (“Still I Rise”). Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.”
Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother. After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
This is a very simple yet emotional poem. The poet, Pat Mora, incorporates the motif of loss and stresses the inevitability of it. Through her narrative poem, she provides a sense of reality on how one may approach the loss of a spouse from old age. Although this poem is concise, it is greatly impactful, and I could visualize the grief.
Within the community of poets, it is rare to find recognized female poets, especially those who share similar themes despite different time periods. Phillis Wheatley, a black American woman, was a slave and poet, while Christina Rossetti was a British poet with two well-known brothers who founded the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Despite the obstacles of their times, these two women persevered as poets and created historically poignant works. Although written under different circumstances, the subject of departure in Wheatley and Rossetti’s poetry enables the transient state between life and death. This paper will focus on how this act of departure is depicted in the poem, how it simultaneously allows to yearn for the past and seek the future as well as the surrounding historical context.
The speaker uses sublime language consistently throughout the poem to create a reflective mood for the reader. The speaker reminisces on the past and what the future might look like with the sentimental quilt being in her possession. Her purpose was to emphasize the importance of the affinity of family despite the diversity in race and culture. The author is successful in doing this, using various literary techniques that assist her portray the
Maya Angelou was an American poet and Civil right activist she did so many things that benifited America as a whole just by poetry. Her background persists in her poems giving them a cultural element. Angelou’s poems have feeling, movement, and power, which made her one of the most popular poets in America. Angelou grew up in Arkansas which was, at the time, segregated. Her poems are based off her culture through location, relationship, and civil independence.
By the age of six, Anna had mastered all the language that she had been taught. When she was old enough, her parents allowed her to pursue a classical education at Warrington Academy, where her father was a tutor. In addition to learning Greek and Latin, Anna also developed a great love for poetry and spent much time writing. She had many of her poems and prose printed at the Warrington Press, alongside the writings of John Howard, Thomas Roscoe, and Dr. Jerriez. Anna developed deep and lifelong friendships with Joseph Priestly, a scientist and religious philosopher, and his wife Mary.
Margie discovered in her early years a love for fashion, makeup, reading, writing, and drawing. She would go on to graduate from Poly Technic High School in Fort Worth, Texas. The multi-talented young woman had her first child, kYmberly Mieshia Dionne Keeton in her early twenties and continued on with her education by taking classes at a local community college. Later on in life Margie was married to Dudley Glen Bell, Sr., in which they bore three beautiful children, JBell (Deceased),
Seeger 's ideas about music and musicology were instrumental in founding the discipline of ethnomusicology. "(loc.gov/folklife) Charles had a deep passion for American folk music, which he had passed down to many of his family members. Ruth Crawford Seeger is Charles 's second wife, " Is considered by many to be the most significant American female composer of the twentieth century. "(loc.gov/folklife) She had composed modern works throughout the twenties and early thirties, the String Quartet in 1931 is one of her most celebrated works.
Jayde Meech is an aspiring blogger and music journalist currently studying a bachelor degree at Queensland University of Technology. She is a creative 17-year-old writer and enthusiast of all things “Beauty, Fashion and Life” related, but has always had a special passion for music. She believes in the saying “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” and is committed to making it her reality. Her passion for Music begin at a young age after participating in numerous musicals and music contests throughout her childhood.