After researching Louise Erdrich 's life and reading “The Red Convertible”, the best literary elements of the short-story are the car in general, the raging waters, and the boots filling up with water to drown Henry. Louise Erdrich was the child of Ralph Louis and Rita Joanne who had both affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her writing abilities and storytelling came from her family. Around eight years old, everybody in her family from her grandparents to her parents told her stories of how it had been on the Indian reservation during The Great Depression. Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in.
In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “The Story of an Hour,” the authors use literary devices to create vibrant female characters. These literary devices include diction, imagery, language, and sentence structure. “The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, opens with a woman, Louise Mallard, who has a heart disease, and her friends must gently break the news to her that her husband has passed away in a railroad accident. She mourns briefly, but then realizes that she can now live for herself, instead of just as someone’s wife. Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door.
Robert Frost’s upbringing influenced greatly the poems that he created. Frost’s mother, a true Scotswoman, was fond of writing verse and passed her writing talents on to her son who was named after Scottish poet, Robert Burns (Thompson). After Frost’s father died, he was uprooted from his former San Francisco residency and moved to Salem, New Hampshire (Thompson). Frost hated New England and included a bit of hostilities towards Yankees in some of his early poetry (Thompson). After the age of twelve, Frost began to take a liking to school and learning (Thompson).
Claudia Emerson was an exemplary late-blooming writer. At age 57, Emerson published an expressive collection of poems, which describes the aspects of the past in relation to the present. In Late Wife, her Pulitzer Prize winning collection, she exudes her raw emotions from her personal life in the form of letters. In Emerson’s poems, “Natural History Exhibits” “Artifact,” and “Eight Ball,” she elucidates the aftermaths of divorce and death. Upon getting a divorce, Claudia Emerson initially grieves the memories of her first marriage.
In Macbeth, Elegy Ex, The poem “On My First Son” is an example of an elegy because it commemorates Ben Jonson’s son and laments his death. Elipses Ex. Used when omitting a word or phrase, so, "After school I went to her house, which was a few blocks away, and then came home,” can become, "after school I went to her house … and then came home." Euphemism Ex. In Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth says that King Duncan, “must be provided for,” instead of outright saying he must be killed.
N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He devotes his life to protect and inherit the national culture heritage, and has published a large number of Indian literature with fresh content, unique style and light homesickness. Among his numerous literary works, the early published work The Way to Rainy Mountain belongs to a prose with beautiful style of writing and sincere affection. The way to Rainy Mountain is a Momaday’s journey to seek his root. He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people.
He was capable of writing angelic or weird poetry, with a supreme sense of rhythm and word appeal. Many believe these stories written by Poe come from the women in his life who have passed. Edgar Allan Poe faced many deaths of women he loved. Britannica states that at a young age his birth mother, Elizabeth, died in Richmond Virginia. Following the death of his mother, Poe was taken into the home of John Allan and his wife Frances, who later died of tuberculosis.
Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important. This is seen in one of her most famous works, Thomas & Beulah, which focus on her maternal grandparents.With being a successful poet, Dove has created throughout her works, whether a poem or a play gives “the experience of connectedness [which] gives pleasure, even if what it is connecting us to is a moment of grief” (Arizona Board of Regents). Dove is able to “weave African-American experience into the broader perspective of international culture reflecting drama, commitment to social justice and sensitivity to women's issues” (qtd from The Library of Congress). Dove is a contemporary poet able to create dramatic pieces out of serious topics easy and enjoyable to
Poe had experienced tragic events in his childhood, and he may have found writing stories and poems as a form of releasing stress. Poe seems to be off about his actions when he writes a story or poem. “The Tell-Tale Heart” connects with the “The Fall of the House of Usher” because, in The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator was being haunted by an old man he had killed by cutting up his body parts and then stuffing them under the floorboards of the old man’s home. The old man came back to haunt the narrator with the sound of his beating heart. In the Fall of the House of Usher, Madeline breaks free from her tomb and causes Roderick to have a heart attack because Roderick mistakenly buried her alive.
Maya Angelou recalls the first seventeen years of her life, discussing her unsettling childhood in her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya and Bailey were sent from California to the segregated South to live with their grandmother, Momma. At the age of eight, Maya went to stay with her mother in St. Louis, where she was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. Maya confronts these traumatic events of her childhood and explores the evolution of her own strong identity. Her individual and cultural feelings of displacement, caused by these incidents of sexual abuse, are mediated through her love for literature.
I’m Helen Hunt Jackson, but I was born Helen Maria Fiske. I was a well known author, novelist, and journalist in the late 1800s. I was a prolific writer and I am remembered primarily for my efforts on behalf of the American Indians. I devoted my life to remedying the injustices suffered by Native Americans. I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry.
The poem that will be analysed is ‘In the Park’ written by Gwen Harwood. It was published in 1963, a time where it was normal for women to have children and stay home. The poem represents the ideas of memory, entrapment and loss of identity which is commonly held amongst mothers in today’s society. Gwen Harwood was an Australian poet born in Taringa, Queensland on June 8, 1920. As a child Harwood was immersed in music, philosophy, language and religion and was introduced to poetry by her grandmother.
She wrote stories and made sketches for a journal locally. She then married Calvin Ellis Stowe; He was very supportive of her literary work. Stowe lived in Cincinnati for many years “separated only by the Ohio River from a slave-holding community; she came in contact with fugitive slaves and learned about life in the South from friends and from her own visits there” (“American Writer and Educator”). They moved to Brunswick, Maine because her husband became a professor at a college. That is where Stowe was given the opportunity to write a story and get in published in an antislavery paper, National Era.
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. Before his career began, he wrote poems throughout high school that was inspired by the famous poet, Walt Whitman. After graduating high school on June 8, 1943, he continued his education by studying at Columbia University and graduated from there in 1948. While he attended the university, Ginsberg was introduced to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. In the 1950’s, the three authors then established a publishing company and literary movement called the Beat Generation in San Francisco, where they created their own pieces of work that influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by ray Bradbury, a fireman named Montag burned books for a living. One day he met a 17-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellane, she made him question his life, if he happy the way he is living, pondering the absurd question, Montag receives knowledge from Clarisse. He becomes more aware of his environment. he realizes his life is unstable. First his wife, Mildred, attempts suicide by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills.