Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till was born on July 25, 1941 and was a fourteen year old African American boy from Chicago who was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. His murder has been known as a key event that empowered the Civil Rights Movement. Chris Crowe the author of this book is an English professor at Brigham Young University. Crowe began writing as he was teaching English, spending numerous evenings, weekends, and occasions hammering out stories and articles on an electric Smith Corona typewriter that year, he also published his first article. When he was 25, he was a writer for The Arizona Golfer, and the following summer began composing a humor section for The Latter Day Sentinel.
(“Alexander Pope.” Hutchinson’s Biography Database) Alexander was mostly self-taught from the age of 12. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) He could read French, Greek, Italian, and Latin as a boy. (“Alexander Pope” Britannica school) In 1700 ALexander moved to Binfield. (“Alexander Pope” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) One of Alexander's earliest writings was “Ode on Solitude” and it is said he wrote it at age 12. (“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.
Kevin Baietto Dr. Cotter Forms of Lit November 1, 2015 In the poem Talk the point of view is told in the first person by the author Terrance Hayes. Terrance Hayes was born in 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina. He not only is a writer but a successful artist and athlete as well. Hayes attended Coker College where he succeeded in his athletic success and earned his bachelor’s degree. Then received his M.F.A at the University of Pittsburgh.
Scout had a baton that she was spinning on the way home; Jem takes the Baton and hits it against Mrs. Dubose flowers. She has already known that Jem had ruined her flowers, so she talked to Atticus about it. Jem did this because of all the rude comments Mrs. Dubose said about him and his family “your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Chapter 11.page 135. Last sentence). Jem’s consequences were for him to read to Mrs. Dubose for two straight hours after school every day until she died.
His favorite books were written by American authors, including Hemmingway, Steinbeck, and Vernes. Gary Soto went on to attend California State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in creative writing in 1976. During that time he met and married his wife, Carolyn Oda, in 1975. Gary was only twenty-three years old at the time. Then in 1977, Gary published his first set of poems called The Elements of San Joaquin.
She heard her father say that he hoped his children trusted him before he told her to go to bed, knowing she had been there the entire time. Atticus had to shoot Tim Johnson the “community dog” because the dog had gone mad and with that threat they all knew Atticus was the best shot. The kids then learned that Atticus was known as One-Shot Finch and that he was the deadliest shot in Maycomb County. Mrs. Dubose was an old, ill lady that happened to be very mean. She told Jem that his father was trash, he would be going to reform school, and that Scout would be working at the O.K.
“You got to think Ponyboy” is one of my favorites quotes to say after my parents died. I have two jobs and also to watch out for Ponyboy and Sodapop not to go to a boys home. I am the oldest of the greasers. I slapped Ponyboy to tell him to never be late again. Also I slapped him because I can not call the police because they will put Soda and him in a boys home and they would never see me again.
Even as a young man, Ray Bradbury wanted to write. At twelve years old, he chose to become an author “in the hopes of emulating his heroes” and living forever through fiction (Bio). He could not afford college, so he went to a library at least “three days a week for ten years”, making libraries very important to Bradbury. (Bio). In 1950, his first child was born, and a year later, his second was born.
At age 14, Sinclair attended the City College of New York. After graduating in 1897, he enrolled at Columbia University to continue his studies. Sinclair wrote dime novels to support himself during his time attending Columbia University. He decided to become a serious novelist after completing his schooling at age 20 while being a freelance journalist to make ends meet. In 1900, Sinclair married Meta Fuller and started a family with their baby David.
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, to parents Spaulding Bradbury and Ester Moberg Bradbury in Waukegan, Illinois. Later becoming a literary powerhouse in the world of mainstream science fiction, Bradbury grew up admiring such authors as L. Frank Baum, Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Despite making his decision to become a writer around the age of twelve and only going as far as high school in terms of his formal education, Bradbury 's works and the style in which they were written will live on