Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3). She considers herself “a product of the ‘50s – what I called the perfectly polished floor syndrome.
Sylvia Plath takes a very different approach and instead is more open about her attempted suicides, and how she thrives to kill herself in order to get to her father. In her poem 'Daddy ' she mentions her want to 'get back back back to you '. The use of the repeated 'back ' mirrors her three suicide attempts in her life to try get back to her father. In comparison to Lady Macbeth 's suicide, Plath 's suicide attempts and death was very public in her poems. She also say 'daddy, daddy, your bastard, I’m trough. '
However, she has become most widely known for her short stories “A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories” (1955) and “Everything That Rises Must Fall” (1965). Flannery O’Connor, unfortunately, died from Lupus, a disease her father died
After informing her family of this traumatizing encounter, the perpetrator was hunted down and beaten to death. Maya didn’t speak for the next five years. Maya found joy in singing, dancing, and poetry, after moving to San Francisco in 1940. However, this joy was put on hold after having a son at age 16, and moving to San Diego. Being young and reckless waitress, Maya got tangled in drugs, prostitution, and strip dancing.
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death.
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.
He then got married in 1928. In the early 1920’s and late 1930’s, Grainger took up many projects in his role as an educationist. He even served as a professor at New York Academy for a year! According to the article, “ During this tenure, he did his best to introduce the students to a wide range of ancient and modern works. However, it was not a happy association
Though she is no longer alive, her life was not squandered and her publications live on for her; her legacy. She published her first novel, “Shadow Dance” in 1966. And only a year later, won a prestigious award for her second novel, “The Magical Toyshop.” She published works such as “The Infernal Desire Machines
Her poems mostly consist of dark tones and moods, with light messages here and there. This kind of poetry was probably the outcome of her difficult life as a child and adult. Her mother died when she was the age of five, two of her sisters died shortly after that, her aunt of whom she was very close with died when Emily was twenty-four, and her brother died due to overdose when she was thirty. Also, during the time she lived, women inequality was very influential, and it most likely manifested itself into self doubt. In conclusion, given everything that Emily Brontё went through growing up, the emotion of her poetry definitely reflects off of
When she reached her destination, the Clapham Junction flat, she started writing immediately. In the same year her mother Anne Rowling passed away after suffering ten years from multiple sclerosis. Rowling was in process of writing Harry Potter when her mother died; she had never mentioned this to her mother. Her mother’s death drastically affected her writing, however it was pre-decided that Harry would lose his parents but now she wrote much more detail about Harry’s loss in the very first book, because somewhere she could now relate to the fact how it felt. J.K Rowling taught English as a foreign language in The Guardian in Portugal .There she met a Portuguese T.V journalist Jorge Arantes who later became her husband, during this marriage she suffered a miscarriage and then a girl child named Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes was born to them, Biographers say that Rowling suffered domestic abuse during her marriage, Rowling separated from her husband and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland with her two months old infant and three chapters of Harry
Allen Ginsberg was a common author during the postmodern era and was considered the most famous living American poet in the 1980’s. He was born on June 3, 1926, in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Paterson. His father, Louis Ginsberg, was a teacher and poet. Ginsberg’s mother, Naomi Levy Ginsberg, suffered most of her life from recurrent epileptic seizures and paranoia. Some of Ginsberg’s famous work includes “Howl,” which was the significant start off to his career, and “Kaddish” which is written based on the life and death of his mother as she spent most of her adult life with a mental illness.
Presenting Problem: Pt is a 15 y/o female, domiciled who recently was admitted to Dominion Hospital after overdosing on 200 pills of Tylenol and aspirin 11/29/15. Pt has also been caught drinking in school. She drinks about a half liter of liquor a day morning and night. She is currently in some honors class at Stuart High school and failing all of them. She states that biological parents were prostitutes and currently serving time in jail.
Tragedy marred my childhood, I witnessed my two baby brothers die as infants. My mother passed away when I was only 14 years old. And my father died three years later. However, my aunt orphaned us which helped my sister and I obtain an excellent education, which was unusual for women in
At only 17 years old Susan eloise hinton became one of the most successful authors of the 1960’s she broke the barriers of being a female writer by writing her award winning book the outsiders and is still one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction. Once published the outsiders gave her a lot of publicity and fame, and also a lot of pressure. She was becoming ¨the voice of the youth¨ The pressure of that title resulted in a 3 year writer 's block. Her boyfriend (and now, her husband),who had gotten sick of her being depressed all the time, eventually broke this block.
He based his second novel off of the Civil War and titled it, Shadows in the Fire; a story about a twelve year-old slave girl, who is abandoned by her mentally-ill white owner, as Richmond burns during the Civil War. Basnight published this novel in April, 2015 and so far, has received amazing reviews. He has already been on Channel 8 Good Morning Richmond, has spoken and signed books at numerous Barnes and Noble’s. Gray Basnight has been a great role model for all students wishing to pursue journalism as a career.