Stephanie Stratis English 161W Paper #1 – Whitman Vs. Ginsberg I can still remember the first time I read “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain and wishing I had even a fraction of his literary talent. His ability to portray each and every character and place with such realism and colorful perfection consumed me with envy and moved me beyond words. Now while this is a mere example of the affinities one author feels for another’s work, a much greater and noted example can be found in Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” in comparison to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”. Despite both author’s living in entirely different centuries, the similarities in each work of literature are uncanny, at times even seeming like one writer is continuing where the other left off. In regards to literature in both of their eras, it becomes seemingly and obviously so that Whitman both inspired and paved the way for Ginsberg.
(Coker, 168) America was unprepared for his death, although some noted that he looked rather sickly and tired in recent photographs and conferences. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered not only one of the most inspirational presidents that ever ran in office, but one of the most inspirational individuals that ever existed. He prospered by leading America through a tough time during the Great Depression as well as one of the greatest wars in history known to man. (fdrlibrary.marist.edu) He created many programs that lessened the hardships that so many Americans faced during this time. Indeed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in my opinion, as well as many Americans during those times and even now, was one of the most inspiring individuals that we as Americans have known.
Robert Lee Frost, one of the most highly esteemed poets of the twentieth century, was different from other writers of the Modern Period. He received four Pulitzer Prizes and forty-four honorary degrees (Pritchard). New England was Frost’s “solid rock” in his writings; therefore, nature shows up in a lot of his writings (Waggoner). His poetry expresses a common emotion and everyday experiences, and it is written in simple language that affects any common reader (Magill 716-728). Frost also used ambiguity in his writings which help people apply his writings to their life (Jason 1337).
His grandmother played piano in a Baptist church built by her father, who is a preacher. Outside of church, his grandparents were true Country Music fans. As a 12-year-old, Michael Grimm was escorted by his Grandma to the local southern Mississippi bars where he would perform the songs of George Jones, Travis Tritt and other Country artists. “She loved to listen to me sing, and she thought that was the way to get my career started,” Grimm says. On the road to glory, he had to go through the mill
How Hosseini uses the motif of black in the book The Kite Runner to explain the books main idea, is how he consistently uses the motif when describing the luxuries that Baba and Amir have. He also uses the motif of black when talking about how admired Baba is. Hosseini uses Baba wrestling a black bear as an example of how people don't question him or what he does no matter how unbelievable the story is. The main idea of the book is to be happy with what you have, one day it could be gone. Black relates to being happy with what you have by Baba having all of his luxuries, and then one night losing it all when the Russians came into Kabul.
Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas the third of seven boys. In 1892 the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, which Eisenhower considered as his home town. As a child, he was involved in an accident that cost his younger brother an eye; he later referred to this as an experience teaching him the need to be protective of those under him. Dwight developed a keen and enduring interest in exploring outdoors, hunting and fishing, cooking and card playing, from a man named Bob Davis who lived by the river. And though his mother was against war, it was her collection of history books that first sparked Eisenhower's early and lasting interest in military history.
Capote made great strides from his southern roots in Alabama. He had his greatest work published by his former employer who wouldn't even read his work. He made lifelong friends, who helped contribute to his greatest successes. Truman Capote reached his peak, and unfortunately, came tumbling down the mountain of high society. He stood firm in his ways, and wasn't changed by what others thought was right or wrong.
Elvis Presley Who has not heard of the name Elvis Presley. He was the king of rock n roll. Presleys personal experinces, passionate preformanses, and accoplishments are important factors in understanding the contributions he has made to the world of music. Presley's life began on January 8, 1935 in Tuelpo, Mississippi (Rubel). He had a twin brother named Jessie but he was stillborn leaving Presley as a only child (Elvis.com).
For their efforts, along with a scientist named Wilkins, they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine in 1962 for their fascinating discoveries. James Watson was born April 6, 1928 (age 86) Chicago, Illinois. He was fascinated with bird watching, a hobby shared with his father, so he considered majoring in ornithology. Watson appeared on a popular radio show that challenged bright youngsters to answer questions. Thanks to the liberal policy of University president Robert Hutchins, he enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded a tuition scholarship, at the age of 15.
Jack Kevorkian— born Murad Kevorkian— is infamously known for his chain of mercy-killings throughout the 1990s. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on May 26th, 1928. Kevorkian had a very strict, religious upbringing and a solitary childhood due to his intense focus on his studies. He excelled in academics at an early age, and even enjoyed extracurriculars such as advanced reading. Once he triumphed high school at just 17 years old, he began attending the University of Michigan, ﬁrst for engineering, later for botany and biology.