BIOGRAPHY: Rita Dove’s life has been filled with success and many outstanding accomplishments. According to Poetry Foundation, Rita Dove was born August 28, 1952 in Akron, Ohio. Her father, Ray A. Dove, was “one of the first black chemists in the tire industry” and her mother was Elvira Hord (The New York Times). Her parents highly encouraged her to read, learn about literature, and continuously study, for which her love for poetry and music originates from a young age. She composed plays, poetry, and stories throughout her childhood.
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. 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, and her time as a civil
Being a writer of many different styles, Sherman Alexie started off as a poet before writing novels and short stories. His poetic manner continues in the story “Indian Education”. He has a wide array of dry statements mixed with metaphors and statements that are not meant to be taken literally. The trend for each years is that he starts off dry and literal and ends poetic and metaphorical. His description of his interactions with the “white girl” in seventh grade is a great example.
Continuing her literature career, Alvarez publishes the sequel In The Time of The Butterflies in 1994. Both of these novels were inspired by Alvarez’s background and childhood and became so popular due to the unknown content they contained and the amount of emotion Alvarez was able to write with (Alvarez 334). Following the publication of her first two novels Alvarez turned to poetry as a way to express her overabundance of emotion. She completed multiple poems including “The Otherside”, “Seven Trees”, “Cry Out” and “The Women I Kept to Myself” between 1995 and 2004. In addition, Alvarez completed four other long fiction works from 1997-2006 including, !Yo!, and Saving the World.
Keller was introduced to the famous writer Mark Twain once she was known throughout public. Later, Twain introduced Helen to Henry H. Rogers who paid her to attend Radcliffe college. With the help of Anne Sullivan she was able to attend classes without any trouble. While she was at Radcliffe she had mastered several ways of communication. Touch-lip reading, Braille, speech, typing, and finger spelling were just some of the methods she had learned.
Her major novels include The Mistress of Spices (1997), Sister of My Heart (1999), Queen of Dreams (2004), The Palace of Illusions (2008), and Oleander Girl (2013). Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions is a retelling of the great Indian epic Mahabharata from
Jennings sees a relationship between the developments of English literature in general and the development each individual poet has to go through. That was to a large extent the case in her poetry. Whereas her first poems had the directness and simplicity of early ballad poetry, she moved on to elaborate odes and lyrics which can be related to eighteenth century English poetry. In her adolescence her work resembled that of Romantic poets, who were asking questions about themselves and the meaning of themselves and the meaning of life. Eventually she reached the stage where she could use modern language and imagery in order to express her inner experiences, her thoughts about her own time and place (Jennings.
Sarojini Naidu is primarily “a singer of songs” and a song bird, “The Nightingale of India” and “Bharat Kokila”. Professor Vishwanathan is correct when he points out that it is a closed mind that thinks that she is not a song bird. In the opinion of Mr. Mathur, Sarojini is a “Supreme singer of beautiful songs, songs bathed in melody and thought.” He finds a moving melody in her Indian folk songs. There can be no two opinions about the predominance of lyrical impulse in Sarojini’s poetry. Her poems are mostly “short-swallow-flight of
Begum Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain Begum Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain, who is popularly known as Begum Rokeya (9 December 1880-9 December 1932) was a leading feminist writer and a social worker in undivided Bengal during the 20th century. Every year 9th December is observed as “Rokeya Day”. She is most famous for her efforts on behalf of gender equality and other social issues. She established the first school aimed primarily at Muslim girls which still exists today. She was a notable muslim feminist.
In this way one such exemplary example that can be literally witnessed here is, Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting. Literally writers of literature are the product of their age and so is the author Anita Nair. She writes what she has experienced and witnessed today’s society and recorded the subject in an article way. She is one amongst the most popular contemporary Indian novelist in India, was born in Palakkad district of Kerala. She obtained her college education B.A.Degree in English Language and Literature, at Chennai and later got married to Mr. Harish and now lives with her caring husband and lovable son at Bangalore.