She even got married and won a Grammy. 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.
She was the second child out of four, and her parents were George and Ramah Wofford. 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.
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.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).
Chopin spent her childhood in a attic constantly reading new books as well as being told stories about her great-great-grandmother who was a very successful person. 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.
This also ties back into the title “The Century Quilt” because a century is one hundred years long. 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.
Anna was praised by her parents for her remarkable intellect; her mother claimed that at the age of twenty months Anna could already read quite well. 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.