In 1950 they moved back to New York where Lois began in high school. She married Donald Grey in 1956 and they had four children together: daughters Alix and Kristin, and sons Grey and Benjamin. Professional Life In 1977, Lowry published her first novel, “A Summer to Die”, which was based on her own experience of losing her older sister Helen at a young age, as I wrote earlier. She was also going through some personal changes around
Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too. Similarly, Dahl at 3 years old, witnessed his dad and sisters die of illness. Besides, both authors resemble each other, because they went through poverty. In fact, Poe wanted to be part of the Allan’s (foster family), for the fact that he was an orphan at a young age. However, Dahl had a close relationship with his mom (took care of him) who worked as a mystic and told people’s fortunes.
Jacqueline Sheehan, a New York Times best selling author and psychologist from Florence Massachusetts, was born on January 8th. When she was young, her father died of a heart attack and later in her life her ex-husband was killed in a motorcycling accident. During college Sheehan studied anthropology and art, and then after the birth of her daughter she went and got a Phd in psychology and worked at counseling centers. She started to write around the same time she starting becoming a counselor ("Jacqueline Sheehan”). Although she spent 20 years of her life living in western states, hiking, climbing, and spending lots of time out in the wilderness, she will always be a die-hard New Englander.
Her poetry takes a common incident or ordinary person and given a structure that is not a plain recitation of facts, poems that “skillfully combine biography and history” (325). She has stated in an interview with M. Wynn Thomas in 1995, her works have been influenced by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and James Wright. Dove is also asked often about her influences other than writers and repeats that she is “obsessed with” what she calls the “underside of history”. In the interview with M. Wynn Thomas, Dove said that the “underside of history” is the “dramas of ordinary people - the quiet courage of their actions, all which buoy up the big events” (The Swansea Review). Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important.
(Mays 726) Brooks died of cancer in 2003 at the age of 33. (Gwendolyn Brooks Biography) Audre Lorde also wrote about African Americans injustices. She was born in New York City in 1934. Lorde describes herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior poet” and is sure to express this through her writing. She also, died of cancer, in 1992.
The main characteristic of Romanticism that Emily Dickinson portrayed in her poems is the emphases on how important Nature is for the transcendentalists. In most of her poems it is possible to find a kind of comparison of something found in Nature. For instance, in her poem “The Duties of the wind are few”, she linked abstract things like pleasure or liberty to things from nature like wind. This poem is insightful and there is too much religion involved. She was rebelling against the ideals of the Puritan which involved her in a individual struggle with the existence of God, the power of nature and the meaning of love for each person.
Sylvia Plath used her confusion to express her writing. She was known for her confessional style of her work, best known for her novel, “The Bell Jar”, and poetry collections. Sylvia Plath published her first book when she was twenty-eight years old. Sylvia Plath went through depression, soon later committed suicide. American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression.
Ashley Blocker Dr. Jeffrey Newberry English Composition II September 28, 2015 A Reader’s Guide to Edna ST. Vincent Millay’s “Love is Not All” Title and Author I’ve chosen to research Edna ST. Vincent Millay, and analyze her poem “Love is Not All”. Edna ST. Vincent Millay was born o February 22, 1892 and was the eldest of three daughters. Millay’s parents were Henry and Cora Millay; Millay was named after ST. Vincent’s Hospital. At the age of eight, Millay parents divorced and her father never paid the five dollars a week for child support. Millay first fell in love with poetry after flipping through the pages of her mother’s volume of William Shakespeare’s plays.
Sylvia Plath could alter everyday experiences into Books/ Poems, and make the readers truly connect with the characters and herself. Depression is still an issues and topic of controversy today. The main character in one of Sylvia Plath’s famous works also suffered from the illness. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA to Aurelia Plath and Otto Plath a German American author,
Mallard “a heart problem” is an instance where verbal irony was used. At the first glance, it seems that Chopin is taking about the human organ. In reality, she is using the “heart” to represent the figurative heart, which is the soul. The actual trouble with Mrs. Mallard’s heart is that she is going through problems with her soul. Her death at the end of the story is proving ironic because Chopin’s say that she died of heart disease and overwhelming joy, but she actually died because of the failure of her soul.
She grew up with her two brothers what is now Cerritos, California.When Pat was twelve her mom died of cancer. Five years later her dad who she was very close to died in the mines. He died from this disease called silicosis. Later on she met richard nixon in Duke University law school, then they got married and had to daughters their daughters names were Tricia and Julie Nixon. As the First Lady of the United States she had to go travel to meet important people in different countries and states.