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).
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
At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess. 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.
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. In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal.
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.
His mother took her life in April 30, 1922, she committed suicide by jumping off a building. This hit Percy hard, but allowed him to have a relationship that his mother won't mess up. 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!
She had an untimely death at the age of 51 due to lung cancer on February 16, 1992. 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