She lived in a patriarchal family to which her father typically abused her detached mother. With this rough beginning, she was self-educated through translating and working for Joseph Johnson who published radical texts. Working with Johnson allowed her to publish most of her works and learn the ropes of literature. After publishing her famous works, Wollstonecraft fell in love with American, Gilbert Imlay. After giving birth to their daughter, Fanny, Imlay soon abandoned Wollstonecraft leaving her to a state of despair and depression.
Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes and had two children with him. Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life and she died after committing suicide in 1963. She used to openly discuss her depression with the poet Robert Lowell and her suicide attempts with Anne Sexton.
His young wife Ellen Tucker under the clutch of tubercular disease died in 1831 leaving Emerson to bereave. Besides, Emerson had to quit the Church service in 1832 over the disagreement in the practice of doctrines. On the following Christmas day he sailed for Europe, which widened his perspectives. He visited Malta, Sicily, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, and Scotland. Arriving London, he met the economist John Stuart Mill, novelist Harriet Matineau, Coleridge and his later friend & biographer Alexander-Ireland.
Spartacus Educational accessed on 06/12/17 Due to this the McMillan sister’s mother decided to go back to Scotland with them both where the one sister stayed home to care for their grandmother which was ill whilst the other sister went away to study to become a part of the governors. "When Jean McMillan died in 1877 it was decided that Rachel would remain in Inverness to nurse her very sick grandmother, while Margaret was sent away to be trained as a governess." Spartacus Educational accessed on 06/12/17 Margret had a visit from her cousin in which they then went to church. Whilst doing this Margret managed to meet two men called John Glasse and John Gilray. After this Gilray provided Rachel with documents of a variety of things such as newspaper for the young.
Anne Bradstreet lost her three grandchildren within four years. For each of them she wrote an elegy: “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and a Half Old”, “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Anne Bradstreet Who Deceased June 20, 1669, Being Three Years and Seven Months Old and “On my Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet, Who Died on 16 November, 1669, Being But a Month, and One day Old. The theme was so close to Anne Bradstreet heart that both her human tears as her love for God can be felt through the speaker’s voice. And although, the speaker in the three elegies knows she should adhere to the will of God by accepting the deaths of her grandchildren, the poems suggest that it is increasingly difficult for her to do so. In the first three lines of “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet” by Anne Bradstreet the speaker says her goodbyes.
“For My Daughter” by Weldon Kees (1940) Some people come into our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. These words from Mother Theresa describe Weldon Kees poem For My Daughter written in the 1940’s which is the time of World War II. Throughout this war people have lived in a time when medicine was not very developed, and frequently children fell upon bad circumstances because of their situation. You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future.
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.
Her isolated childhood and the nursing received at an early age by her aunt had left grave impact on her life. The realities Emily and her siblings had faced were quite a reflection in her only novel, Wuthering Heights. The characters developed within the novel and the incidents were quite similar to their life such as the isolation Catherine chose for her life, Cathy’s fight for her freedom and Catherine’s desire of acquiring true love. As well as Hindley being a brother of Catherine was not supportive towards her and made a disaster of his life just like Emily’s real brother. On top of all, the early death of Mr. and Mrs.
And then the first seeds of his love for his half-sister Augusta were sown and he asked from her to consider him ‘not only as a Brother’ but as her ‘warmest and most affectionate Friend’ (Poetryfoundation par. 8). Altough it is not legally proven, the circumstantial evidence in Byron’s letters dating from August 1813 to his horrified confidante Lady Melbourne suggests that of an incestuous relationship (Poetryfoundation par. 41). On 15 April 1814, Augusta gave birth to a little girl named Elizabeth Medora who thought that she was the daughter of Lord Byron while growing up but Lord Byron never acknowledged his paternity either not to ruin his and Augusta’s reputations or maybe because of the uncertanity of the
She was in love with a man that she tended to write about in her letters and poetry that her sister had found after Dickinson’s death in 1886. She wasn’t religious and her views were considered ahead of her time. The American writer, Emily Dickinson, reflected her experiences in life, love, and examined ideas on death in her poetry. Being one of the three children in her household,