Robert Frost is a well known and experienced poet. He was born March 26, 1874 and died January 29, 1963. Robert started writing poetry in high school His first published poem, My Butterfly:an Elegy” was published on November 8, 1894. Robert wrote poetry up to the end of his life. He last published “The Clearing” a collection of poems, including the poem he recited for JFK’s inauguration, in 1962, less than a year before he died.
After Poe was honorably discharged from the military, he married his 12 year old cousin who died shortly of tuberculosis. These events heavily contributed to his writing style by giving events to base stories as well as a viewpoint on the world. Overall, Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted and ominous writing style focuses on using physical imagery and connotative syntax to show imagery. Through Poe’s short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe visual and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the theme of revenge and death. In the short story, The Cask of Amontillado, Poe uses strong descriptive adjectives and physical descriptions to convey imagery.
Jacob Lawrence is an African-American artist born September 7th, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. When Lawrence was 7 he and his family moved from Atlantic City to Harlem, where he experienced the Harlem Renaissance and the Depression. In 1935 Lawrence studied at the Harlem Art Workshop under Charles Alston, where he started creating art with crayons and markers. Alton said that Lawrence was basically teaching himself and all he needed was someone to show him certain techniques and give him encouragement. In 1937 Lawrence received a two-year scholarship to the American Artists School in New York.
At first, he had the objective of being a cowboy. Then, he was a shortstop in the high school´s league of baseball, although his purpose was to played in the New York Yankees team. Finally, when the high school´s football team won, he composed a poem. Furthermore, his poem was published in the local newspaper and it was the exact moment where he encouraged himself to be a writer. However, publishing companies did not accept any of his already four novels until it passed 25 years, with his book “Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?”
In the first section, he gives numerous examples of how normal his life was before the diagnosis. He recounts his childhood and his beginnings of how he loved to read because of his mother. He tells of when he would stay out late reading in the starlight to come home to his mother worried that he was doing drugs, but “the most intoxicating thing I’d experienced, by far, was the volume of romantic poetry she’d handed me the previous week” (27). He continues with all of his life before cancer, but when he gets the results he says “One chapter of my life seemed to have ended; perhaps the whole book was closing” (120). The rest of the book, the closing of his book as he calls it, focuses on examples of how cancer changed his
Paul Cadmus was born in 1904, in the upper west side of Manhattan. Cadmus was born into an artistic family, his mother and father were both artists, not only recreational but professionally. His mother illustrated children's books while his father was a commercial artist. Cadmus’s father had studied alongside Robert Henri. At the young age of 15, Paul dropped out of high school and enrolled at the National Academy Of Design for 6 years where he then later attended the Art Students League Of New York.
Introduction Hook: In the words of Edgar Allan Poe himself, “ With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion” Transition: Moreover, this quote supports the idea that during stressful times, writing was his coping mechanism. Thesis: Poe clearly experienced catastrophe, and because of this, literature became his creative outlet.
Walter “Walt” Whitman was born May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island to Walter and Louisa Whitman, as the second of eight surviving children. At age eleven, Whitman began working in printing to help support his family, moved on to teaching at seventeen, then in 1841 moved on to journalism, founding the Long-Islander. After five years publishing under his own paper, he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
INTRODUCTION “James Mercer Langston Hughes was the most versatile, popular and influential African-American writer of the twentieth century.” Langston Hughes was born 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. At a young age his parents separated, he had a rocky road ahead of him. During his childhood he moved back and forth to his grandmother in Kansas and with his mom twice in Illinois and Ohio. Langston Hughes career began at age thirteen in his grammar school in Lincoln, Illinois, he was voted class poet.
Walt Whitman was an American poet and journalist born on May 31, 1819. Whitman was influenced by transcendentalism, which was an idea emphasizing that to understand nature, one must analyze the reasoning or process behind it. Whitman had done many writings throughout his life that had been inspirations for other poets. For example, in the spring of 1855, Whitman published “Leaves of Grass”, which was a collection of twelve unnamed poems. This writing was enticed by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who thought that the collection of poems were “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom.”
Hunt settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where his portraits grew. In 1872 something terrible happened, the great Boston fire, where it destroyed William Hunt’s Summer Street studio and his collection of French paintings. William Morris then drowned off to the coast of Appledore, New Hampshire in 1879 (“Smithsonian American Art museum”). William has 131 art work painting. One of painting is called The Spanish Boy, made between 1860 -1870’s.
Fitchat 1 Upton Sinclair Michael Fitchat Kevin Fober AP US History 25 January 2016 Fitchat 2 Upton Beale Sinclair, Jr. one of the most influential writers and muckrakers of the 1900s. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878. His family moved to New York when he was 10 years old.