An Author to Her Book Explication Anne Bradstreet’s poem “An Author to Her Book” is the narrative story of an author’s struggles and tribulations with a piece that he or she has created. The complex emotional connection that an author feels for his or her work is displayed through Bradstreet’s use of metaphor. Anne Bradstreet is also able to draw up similarities between being an author and being a parent through the use of personification and comparison. Bradstreet portrays the struggles, difficulties, and fears that a mother experiences as those that a mother would experience when creating and releasing a new work. Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author.
Lee came from a family of four children. Her father was a lawyer while her mother suffered from an illness. Her best friend was Truman Capote, whom would turn out to be an aspiring writer also and would both work together on a piece. Lee became interested in writing when she was in high school and when she graduated she attended the all-female Huntingdon College in Montgomery. She focused on her school work and was a member of the literary honor society and glee club.
Leah experiences and travels a painful learning curve to arrive at a place of acceptance, reclaiming a friendship that matters on new terms, and claiming her life after her father’s death. Leah’s struggles are demonstrated by her journal entries which provides us a close look at her own stages of adaptation. By writing this novel as her journal entries also gives us a closer look of strategies and skills Leah develops through out the story to handle with her own grief, to support and create a better relationship with her mother, and to help take care of her father. The descriptions of the changes her father goes through, his sufferings, and visible losses are told with validity, courage, and accuracy. The theme of this story is that when you experience a lost of a love one, you will go through an emotion time in your life.
in History, but the passing of one of her biggest inspirations, her grandmother Louvenia Watson, caused her great suffering. This tragedy led to the production of powerful poems and essays, which essentially became her most significant outlet and by 1968, Giovanni published the first volume of her book of poems, Black Feeling Black Talk. This volume includes the poem Nikki-Rosa, one that gives a first hand account of the life of a young African American girl growing up in the heat of racism and violence. Immediately, the title Nikki-Rosa indicates that the poem will discuss Giovanni’s childhood, seeing as how the poem is given the title of the nickname Giovanni was given in the early years of her adolescence. In addition, the first shift directly comments on an area known as “Woodlawn,” (line 3) a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio where Giovanni briefly resided.
An American Author: Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston’s brought her culture to main stream America through her writing about her life and her African American culture. As a child she went through many things with her mother dying, her father beating her and treating her terrible, and being passed around her family from house to house. Some way some how she managed to make it through it all. Zora played a major part in the Harlem Renaissance and was an excellent novelist. That is why she has become a wonderful writer of today’s literature.
Fun Home is a about a woman named Alison Bechdel and her life growing up as a child. She grew up in a dysfunctional family with an artsy father, a mother who never seemed to be happy, and two brothers. She has a complex relationship with her father and throughout the story she tries to get a better understanding of him. She describes her life and family by using many different types of literary allusions. This book also shows how she was shaped as the woman she is today because of her mother and father.
25 years later, Nancy visits her mother in Virginia. It is later revealed that the narrator of the story, which is Cather, is a child who has heard stories of Nancy’s escape. This story shows how white women in the old days had to deal with constant rumors from slaves. It shows how they struggled to sustain their marriage with young attractive foreigners working around the estate. It also shows Cather’s reflection on frontier life, as the story is told by her childhood-self retelling stories that have been told to her as she was growing up in the south.
Rogers believed that people are inherently good but their personalities become distorted by interpersonal experiences in childhood. He believed that empathy was the key to studying and understanding a subject from a psychological perspective (Kowalski & Westen, 2011, p. 467). In looking at Maya Angelou’s life from childhood on to adulthood one certainly can see how she internalized her conditions of worth based on how her parents treated her. She loved language and literature but as she grew up her self-concept was divergent from her ideal self to the point that it took a few years of various jobs for her to develop into a writer. In 1959 she finally moved to New York to pursue her writing career, which according to Roger’s person centered approach is an actualizing tendency.
“A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, was an interesting story about an abnormal woman in the community that everyone talked about. “We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, remind me of the stories my grandfather use to tell me about his community he grew up in. Reading literature is a great way to get in touch with yourself
A girl let me pick up my confidence again and her attitude for study stimulate my progress in the same time. The reason why reminds me of her is I just have finished reading three essays – “The Sweat Bath Ritual” by Mary Brave Bird, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, and “ Truck Stop Girls” by M. Catherine Maternowska. The three writers all experienced someone who changed their world outlook, values, and view of life. In “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the many ways in which the language that she was taught affected her life. Throughout the story, she describes her relationship with her mother, who speaks “broken” English, and how her