Yet, he still he was recognized with several literary awards. John Updike grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. In his youth, he suffered asthma and psoriasis, making him somewhat “different” from his classmates. This, along with his mother, instilled a love and dedication to writing. Updike excelled in High School and was awarded a full ride to Harvard University.
Benjamin Franklin "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing”. Benjamin Franklin not only wrote these words of wisdom, but he also followed them. He lived his life as if he wanted to be remembered. Truly, he was a great man. Benjamin Franklin: writer, printer, scientist, and statesman; a man who left an everlasting mark on America.
Geisel was, and still is, remembered for his books about fairness, discrimination, peace, the environment, consumerism, and humanity (Schulman p.7). Dr. Theodor “Seuss” Geisel died on September 24, 1991. Seventeen years after his death, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame. His wife took the honor on his behalf (Timeline). Every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, of Whitman College in Washington, host the Annual Dr. Seuss Day festival (Diaz).
In “Walking,” the author Henry David Thoreau reflects on the art of walking, humanity, and the natural world. Thoreau was a 19th century American writer, poet, philosopher, environmentalist, abolitionist, and transcendentalist. At the young age of 16 Thoreau entered Harvard College where he studied a broad variety of subjects including Latin and Greek grammar. After his graduation, he met transcendentalist pioneers Ralph Waldo Emerson and William Ellery Channing, where he too became a disciple in the school in transcendentalism. His highly popular and esteemed works includes Walking among others: Walden, Civil Disobedience, and more.
While apprenticing for his brother James, Benjamin decided that he would improve his education. Benjamin would read everyday and would also take writings, that were previously written by other famous authors and would rewrite them and would see if he could make them better. His apprenticeship with his brother James led Benjamin to start one of his own, The Pennsylvania Gazette. After many years of publishing for the Pennsylvania Gazette and writing books of his own, Franklin later on retired his business and worked for a number of years after developing projects for education. His first project was poor Richard's Almanac, in which it was hugely successful for laying a foundation for early
He shows all those who read the autobiography that with perseverance and hard work things can be accomplished in life. Follow your heart! BODY After reading Ben Franklin’s Autobiography, it seemed to be like a jigsaw puzzle. He seemed to be trying to follow his life in an orderly fashion but then there were times where he would jump all over his lineage. Benjamin Franklin had to be one of the most prominent and proficient men in our American
Benjamin Franklin was a very important person during the American Revolution. He was a fierce patriot that fought for the independence of our great nation. He didn’t become a founding father of America overnight, however. He lived a very, long successful life before the Revolution even began. He started out as a young boy, working in a print shop.
For example silence discusses how you should be careful what you say because sometimes what you say can affect you or others negatively. For example, with his brother even though he did back out of his contract; it took Franklin a while until he reached to that degree. He respected his brother as his employer and did what he asked. Another virtue was sincerity which I think he got from his father. It basically means that be respectful to whoever your speaking to and think justly.
(49) While working for Keimer, Franklin also began writing for a rival printer under an alias. He couldn't get enough of the printing business, and started to become a great writer here. He read many essays and books which influenced his writing and also his character. After a couple years in Philadelphia, Franklin was making a name for himself. A letter he wrote to his brother-in-law was shown to the governor who thought it was so good he sent Franklin a letter recommending him to his father to start a business.
He assumed his role by attending Harvard University where he studied philosophy. He became life longs friends with a college named William James, who became a lifelong friend. Thayer was educated privately many years of his life. The conflict within “Casey at the Bat” shows true intelligences with his wide array of literary elements. Conflict between the pitcher and the audience is extremely apparent in this poem.