She killed her lover and kept his dead body in her house for years. Faulkner 's style differs from other writers because he uses current details in his stories to recall past or future actions. He also compares character to object, making the object symbolize the character. Using many themes to further explain his novels, death is paramount. Faulkner enjoyed writing stories that took place in the Southern parts of America, post Civil War in the fictional town of Yoknapatawpha County.
Edgar Allan Poe and Roald Dahl have some similarities and differences, in consideration of their childhood experiences, background, plus writing. To begin with, Poe and Dahl experienced death at a young age with some of their family members. Additionally, Poe’s mom died of tuberculosis at 24 years old and his dad died of alcoholism. Also, he abandoned the family when Poe was only the age of 2. Likewise Poe’s foster mom who died of tuberculosis too.
Death is a central theme in the short stories “Death by Landscape” and “Happy Endings”, both by Margaret Atwood. While both stories have a prominent character fall victim to death, they both contrast in the way the death affects the surviving character as well as how each death is presented. In “Death by Landscape”, Lois makes good friends with Lucy at camp. However, Lucy seemingly disappears later, leaving a lasting impact on Lois. In the story “Happy Endings”, there are six scenarios where two different stock characters marry.
Author – Lynda Hull is the author of the poem “The Night Waitress”. Hull had been developing an impressive career in Literature when she died in a car accident. She was influenced heavily by Hart Crane, she had allegedly memorized his poems, as well as jazz musicians. Hull taught English in many universities and also served as Poetry Editor for a journal. In the "Night Waitress by Lynda Hull, the narrator has a lot of concern about her life that she expresses by describing her night at work and the people she encounters while she is there at work.
Kate Chopin is an American Author from louisiana. She is known for her vast amount of short stories and novels. One of her most famous short stories is “The Story of an Hour”. Kate Chopin wrote this short story based upon the women from the 1800’s and how they were stuck in an unhappy marriage and getting a divorce was never really an option for them. The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident.
In this essay, I will analyze the poem Verses Upon the Burning of Our House (July 10th, 1666) by Anne Bradstreet, a puritan who most critics consider to be America’s first “authentic poet. The poem is based on a true story as Anne’s house really did burn down and illustrates her meditations on this event, the pain she felt after losing her home and the effect it had on her faith. The main theme is Anne’s struggle to not become attached to material things. I will begin by explaining the rhyme, style, and tone of the poem, continue by explaining which literary devices and interesting features we can find and the effect they have on the reader, then I will analyze the poem and finally I will give a brief conclusion. Verses Upon the Burning of Our House is a poem written in couplets in iambic tetrameter scheme which makes the story flow nicely.
That comes as no surprise because the author Emily Bronte dealt with a little bit of depression . In a biography about Bronte it states that she dealt with a lot of death in her family. “Brontë 's mother died of cancer; her death came nearly nine months after the birth of her sister, Anne.” (Biography.com). Her mom wasn 't the only one of her family members who died. Throughout her life her sisters Elizabeth and Maria became seriously ill and died later that
Sara Teasdale was an American born lyrical poet whose work focused on expressing a woman’s changing perspective on beauty, love, life, and death during the time of the Gilded Age in America. Many of her works were thought to portray her own perspective on said topics. Later in life, Teasdale struggled with her mental health and, as a result of this, depression eventually caused her to take her own life at forty-nine years old (“Sara Teasdale”). Teasdale’s bleak view of her own life during her later years is mirrored in “Barter” as the speaker expresses clear feelings of regret; as described in the poem, the speaker believes that she herself has not lived her life to the full extent. Through imagery, tone change, and an extended metaphor, Teasdale supports her vital message to the reader that one must take full advantage of the wonders of life before the opportunity to do so becomes no longer achievable.
While going to the University of Iowa, she was a friend with the victims of a shooting at the university, which became one of her motivation to write essays like “The Fourth States of Matter”. The "Fourth State of Matter” is by far one of her most famous writing. In the essay, she talked about her “vanished husband,” and his old belongings which symbolized the people that died during the shooting. In the essay, she was still having a hard time
Did you know only about a dozen out of over a thousand of Emily’s poems were published during her lifetime? Emily Dickinson also spent most of her adult life in her father’s house in her room upstairs writing poetry. One of Emily Dickinson’s many influences is that her window had a perfect view of the cemetery, and that could have influenced how she wrote her poems. In 7 years Emily created eight hundred self-written poems. Emily Dickinson deserves to be called a great (American) Poet because the amount of poems she wrote and how she challenged the existing definitions of poetry.
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.
Sadly, on October of 1967, Helen grew emotionally and physically hurt with cancer and the secret affair between Geisel and Audrey Stone Diamond that she sooner committed suicide. After the suicide of Helen, Geisel decided to marry Audrey. (Biography.com Editors) Several decades passed and on September 24, 1991, Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away in La Jolla, California. Although the famous poet and author passed away, in 1997, the Art of Dr. Seuss Project had started. Yet, his legend still led onwards.