Yet, Louise Erdrich’s poem, “Advice to Myself”, she talks about feminism and how women need to make their way in the world, she tends to focus a lot on multiculturalism including conflicting religious beliefs. Most of her poems and books are mainly about supernatural happenings with odd events. She is important because from her novels more readers have begun to appreciate that contemporary Native Americans have important stories to tell that go beyond retelling their ancestors’ rich creation myths and legends. Her life accomplished experiences and culture beliefs within her writing. After all, she is a poet and novelist of Chippewa and German descent, Erdrich has become one of the most important authors writing Native American fiction in the late twentieth century.
The tale of Sleeping Beauty is one that has been told for generations. From a simple fairytale to a thrilling film courtesy of Walt Disney, Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of many. The traditional version embarks on a young girl who falls in love with a stranger, but later finds out that she is a princess and betrothed to another. After being presented with new knowledge, she is taken to her castle and pricks her finger on a cursed spinning wheel, falling into a hundred year sleep. Meanwhile, her lover from earlier is revealed to be the prince she is betrothed to, and he finds and gives her true love’s kiss to break the spell, leaving them to live happily ever after.
“Places, everyone!” Drama is an exciting, emotional, and unexpected series of events or set of circumstances. Through vibrant graphics and intricate plots, Raina Telgemeier encaptures all of this in her graphic novel, Drama. Drama is filled with many ups and downs, but the protagonist, Callie, overcomes numerous challenges with heroism and the help of her friends. From her middle school musical to boy trouble, Callie realizes that all drama isn’t that bad. Raina Telgemeier’s Drama should be included in the Little Free Library due to its heroic lessons, Telgemeier’s confidence boldness in attempting to socially broaden the minds of young readers, and its established popularity.
Speak Essay: Figurative language has a tremendous influence on literature because it enlivens the words and makes them jump off the page. This allows the reader to visualize the scene in a unique, explicit way. Laurie Anderson’s Speak demonstrates an abundant use of figurative language. Figurative language appears in various forms; this includes simile, metaphor, personification, symbol, hyperbole and more. Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party.
Before We Were Yours Review A good book leaves you engrossed. It leaves you desiring more even after you flip the last page. A phenomenal author engages the reader and evokes emotion. Lisa Wingate does this in Before We Were Yours: A Novel on romance. Creativity and story telling are part of art and can only be done with maximum concentration.
Should society ban these hurtful books, like the American Library Association did with countless other books? The answer is simple, NO. These books are reminders of the past, and consider classics, just like The Grapes of Wrath, Gone with the Wind, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Writers are challenging society every day, with the creation of King & King, Mummy Laid an Egg, and Mommy, Mama, and Me. Also, texts books are given women more roles, and even making them heroes such as the book The Paper Bag Princess written by Robert Munsch.
Throughout the years the Cinderella myth has been told countless times all around the world. It has changed time and time again. One of the few things that has stayed the same is the glass slipper that the prince used to find his true love. In the many different versions of the myth, the slipper is always a key part in the story. In Ella Enchanted, the main character, Ella, has been given a curse by her godmother, Lucinda.
In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has her readers fall in love with the protagonist Scout and develop a profound respect towards Atticus Finch. Harper Lee is also a wordsmith because Atticus Finch’s iconic words stick with the reader afterwards: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Wordsmiths leave their readers with a message. As a child Cornelia Funke was an author I considered a wordsmith. I enjoyed her Ink Heart series and several other books. Her words drew me in and made me believe I was a part of the fantasy.
After reading Marge Piercy’s poem Barbie Doll, I was suddenly blown away. The poem thoroughly navigates through all the obstacles a young women between the ages of 13-18 go through in this society. I fell in love with this poem after reading it because it reminded me of my childhood and the obstacles I faced growing up. The emotions expressed in this poem are ones I’ve experienced on my own. Puberty is something we all dread, but secretly long for.
How Her Stories Made Her “The Queen of Mystery” Agatha Christie is recognized to be one of the world’s best selling authors in history. Her extraordinary mystery novels like And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express. Her writing style and techniques have set her apart from other authors. As the years passed her styles of writing grew and she found what worked for her short stories and novels. The way she utilises the drop off from description to dialog.
Morgan Rhodes is actually a pseudonym, her real name is michelle Rowen she also is known to go by the name Michelle Maddox. Morgan Rhodes writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy and is a nationally best selling author in Canada. (Rowen) she lives in ontario with her husband and two cats which are named after her favorite TV show Supernatural. Rhodes enjoys photography, travel, and reality TV, and is an extremely picky reader. (Rowen) she also has written over 30 novels with many book series, her most popular ones being the Falling Kingdoms series, The Demon Princess Series ,Night Watchers series,and Lady and The Vamp series.