One of the main influences on Owens’s poetry was his meeting with Siegfried Sassoon, though Owen soon fashioned his own style and approach to the war. The characteristics of Owens’s poetry are the use of the rhyming of two words, alliteration, and assonance. Alfred Tennyson was born on 5th August 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire and died on the 6th October 1892 to later be buried in the poet’s corner in Westminster Abby. Tennyson was often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry, succeeding Wordsworth as poet laureate in 1850. Wilfred Owens’s poems are inspired by the horrors of his own experiences in World War One from 28th July 1914 to 4th November 1918, the day that he died 1 week before the armistice.
Ben sailed secretly to France the war ended in 1781. Ben’s wife name was Deborah she helped Ben at the print shop, many people still remember his sayings, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. Ben Franklin died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania at the home of his daughter Sarah Bache. He was 84 years old he died from gout and had complained of ailments for a long time. Franking wrote his epitaph when he was 22.
In May of 1826, Longfellow embarked on his journey to Europe to study French, Italian, and Spanish (Calhoun). He returned to the United States in August of 1829. Longfellow then took on professorships at Bowdoin and later at Harvard College. His professorship at Harvard required him to Europe to study aboard for a year. While on his second tour of Europe, Longfellow’s pregnant wife had a miscarriage and both the child and she died (Calhoun).
John Winthrop On January 22, 1588, John Winthrop was born in Groton England to a prosperous farming family. At the age of fourteen he went to Trinity College and later went to Cambridge University from 1603-1604. It was at his stay at Cambridge that "a young John Winthrop became deathly ill and had his first religious experience that converted him into the Puritan group within England." (Elliott 354) He later went on to school at Gray's Inn in London during 1613 and studied law. After his first year at Cambridge, Winthrop moved back home and married Mary Forth in 1605.
To earn some extra money Harriet wrote for local magazines and papers. Harriet became a literary sensation when “Uncle Toms Cabin was published. She got her inspiration for the book because Harriet lost four of her seven children, Her son Samuel Charles died at eighteen months from cholera, and her son Henry drowned while a student at Dartmouth college. Years later
He asked Capote to rewrite the ending, and he made some changes, but did not concede to completely rewriting the ending. Truman Capote initially wanted the title of the novel to be, Music of the Sawgrass, but ultimately it was Bob Linscott who named it “The Grass Harp”. The story begins with Collin Fenwick, a ten year old boy, losing his mother, and then his father, and moving in with Dolly and Verna, his aunts. Catherine, the servant, also lives in the house
* Wrote short stories in high school – sent some off to a local magazine under a pseudonym. * He discovered the harshness of migrant life and the darker side of humanity whilst he spent his summers as a teenager working on ranches with migrant workers – this material was used in ‘Of Mice and Men’ * Spent 5 years at Standford University, but left without a degree. * Travelled to New York City – did odd jobs whilst trying to write: for example a construction worker and a newspaper reporter. * First novel, ‘Cup of Gold’ published in 1929, followed by many other novels. * In 1934, had to care for elderly parents: wrote by mother’s bedside.
His father, an attorney, died two months before he was born (BIO). Not being able to provide for her son Jonathan’s mother went back to England leaving her son to be raised by her late husband’s brother (BIO). Also, an attorney Swift’s uncle was a member of the respected attorney and judges group Gray’s Inn. In 1673 he was enrolled in Kilkenny Grammar School, one of the best schools in Ireland at that time (BIO). Transitioning from poverty to a rigorous private school was challenging.
Ucha1 Hugo Ucha World Literature Jane E. Robson May 3rd, 2012 Final Paper Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires on 24 August 1899. Influenced by his English grandmother, who was British, he becomes literate in both English and Spanish. He spent his formative years in Geneva, after his family was trapped there due to World War I. When the war was over and after spent a few months in Spain, he returned to Buenos Aires and worked as a librarian. In 1923 he published his first poetry book, “Fervor de Buenos Aires” by the time he was promoted to the director of the Argentinean National Library.
Gender and coming out: p.11-14 4.Conclusion: p. 14 As our literature has changed so greatly over the past century, an interesting story which still meets the expectations of the new age has become a rather rare thing. Writing about important concerns of our time- gender, racism and alienation- appears to be considered sophisticated enough only if exerting a certain sterile aura. Cold neon light on rainy night streets, lonely single households saturated with inner dialogue, colourless sex and relationships are among the images and means preferred by writers (and critics) in portraying the last couple of decades. Why, even reading a celebrated modernist like Douglas Copland, who describes alienation among nowadays people so well, can give one the feeling of digesting a plastic bag instead of something juicy, like the mockingbird of Harper Lee, say. And while the sterile taste should be a deliberate effect of Copland's and many others, it is not easy for the average reader to familiarize with it.