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Bradstreet's The Author to Her Book - In Anne Bradstreet's poem "The Author to Her Book," the controlling metaphor is the image of a baby being born and cared for. This birth imagery expresses the complex attitude of the speaker by demonstrating that the speaker's low regard for her own work and her actions are contradictory. The first effect of the birth imagery is to present the speaker's book as a reflection of what she sees in herself. Unfortunately, the "child" displays blemishes and crippling handicaps, which represent what the speaker sees as deep faults and imperfections in herself....   [tags: Bradstreet Author to Her Book Essays] 404 words
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The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet - “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet In “The Author to Her Book,” Bradstreet is inundated in indecision and internal struggles over the virtues and shortfalls of her abilities and the book that she produced. As human beings we associate and sympathize with each other through similar experiences. It is difficult to sympathize with someone when you don’t know where they are coming from and don’t know what they are dealing with. Similar experiences and common bonds are what allow us to extend our sincere appreciation and understanding for another human being’s situation....   [tags: The Author to Her Book Anne Bradstreet Essays] 1505 words
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Emily Bradstreet's Poem The Author to Her Book - Emily Bradstreet's Poem "The Author to Her Book" The Author to Her Book, by Emily Bradstreet is a poem in which Bradstreet is laments about the publishing of her writings without her permission. The purpose of the piece is for Bradstreet to express the love, pride and remorse she feels toward her new book and is displayed elegantly through the metaphor of a mother and child. Lines eleven and twelve contribute to the poem’s purpose; they show that Bradstreet is unsatisfied with her work, and desires to fix it....   [tags: Emily Bradstreet Author Her Book Poetry Essays] 527 words
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Bradstreets An Author to Her Book - Bradstreets An Author to Her Book It is hard to sympathize with someone when you have no idea where they are coming from or what they are going through. It is similar experiences that allow us to extend our sincere appreciation and understanding for another human being’s situations and trials of life. Anne Bradstreet’s “The Author to Her Book” expresses the emotions that Bradstreet felt when her most intimate thoughts were published to the world without her consent. The average person would not see the cause for distress that Bradstreet feels in this situation....   [tags: essays papers] 1014 words
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The Author to Her Book - The Author to Her Book In “The Author to Her Book,” Anne Bradstreet explains how she felt when her poems were published without her knowledge and consent. She explains these feelings of resentment, humiliation, pride, affection, and commitment with the use of many poetic devices. She frequently experiences an internal struggle. Bradstreet uses extended metaphor throughout the poem to express her unhappiness with the publishing of her poems. The use of this metaphor helps us to relate emotionally to her....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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The Author Of Her Book - In “The Author to Her Book,” Bradstreet is awash in indecision and internal conflicts over the merits and shortfalls of her creative abilities and the book that she produced. This elaborate internal struggle between pride and shame is manifested through a painstaking conceit in which she likens her book to her own child. An essential step in analyzing a poem is to provide a structural outline of the poem. Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “The Author to Her Book,” can be divided into seven sections. First, line one provides the general description of how she views her creation....   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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The Author To Her Book - Writing poetry can be a deeply personal (and sometimes painful) process. If talent and luck prevails, the poet will actually produce a something that reflects the inner workings that first motivated their pen to meet paper. Through struggle and sweat a poem is born, and for better or for worse the creator is responsible for the subsequent journey that it will take throughout it’s poetic life. In it’s infancy, it might seem a miracle of creation, but like most parents the writer will work at maturing the verse and rhyme so that it can defend itself when it eventually leaves home....   [tags: essays research papers] 1318 words
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Word Choice and Tone in Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book" - After reading "The Author to her Book," it helps to know about the author's background. Anne Bradstreet wrote this poem after she had received her recently published book. The problem was that she did not want her book published. In her eyes, it was unfinished and full of mistakes. In the poem, she treats the book as a child and uses a satirical tone. Her choice of words and tone are very important to the theme of the poem. Some readers, mainly logical, would think that the author is simply talking about a child....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Upton Sinclair: An Author With a Successful Book - ... In the year 1902, Upton Sinclair married a woman by the name of Meta Fuller. However, shortly after in 1911, Meta Fuller had left Upton Sinclair for the poet Harry Kemp. Despite Sinclair’s personal beliefs about marriage, Sinclair had had an affair with a woman of the name Anna Noyes. Sinclair had also wrote a novel which was unpublished called “Love’s Progress”. However his wife had also had an affair with a man named John Collier. In 1913, Sinclair had married again to a woman named Mary Craig Kimbrough....   [tags: Jungle, Meat industry] 861 words
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The Author to her Book: An Annotation of Bradstreet - The Author to her Book: An Annotation of Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet's poem, The Author to her Book, is a twenty-four-line metaphor comparing the relationship of an author and her writings to the relationship between a parent and a child. The meaning of this lighthearted poem can clearly be seen as she traces the growth of a piece of work to the growth of the child. The significance of the poem, however, lies in the fact that this poem is a glimpse of the emotions felt by Anne Bradstreet an American female poet, and how it conflicts with the puritan society that frowns upon her appreciation of her talents and role as a poet....   [tags: Authors Anne Bradstreet Papers] 1811 words
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About the Author Wang Lung in the Book, The Good Earth - ... His father was really cruel, he did all the work and he hated working so much. This is probably why he wanted to get a wife so badly. Before Wang Lung got O-Lan as his wife, O-Lan was a slave owned by a big house called the Hwang house. She was bought when she was 10 years old and she worked there until she married Wang Lung. She was a respectful, hardworking women and mother of five children. She really respected her husband even though she gets replaced later on in the book. After O-Lan had her first 3 children, Wang Lung decided that they should go to the city where they might have a chance where they can get food and not starve....   [tags: respect, china, poverty] 523 words
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Famous Children's Book Author Theodor Suess Geisel - Theodor Suess Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in March of 1904. Suess was his mothers name, where his pen name Dr. Suess came from, and “Dr.” came from his fathers unfulfilled hopes that Theodor would some day have his doctorate. Dr. Suess was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Author of 46 books started off his career with a book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In 1936 Suess sailed to Europe and the rhythm of this children’s book was influenced by the ships engine....   [tags: Theodor Suess Geisel, Dr. Suess, ] 566 words
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Susan Eloise Hinton Life - Susan Eloise Hinton, one of the world's most respected authors was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 22, 1950. Also known as S.E Hinton, best known for her young adult novels, especially The Outsiders. Antoine Wilson’sbiography The Library of Author Biographies: S.E Hinton highlights some of the problems Hinton endured on her path to become one of the most influential authors in America. Growing up in the 60’s wasn’t necessarily the easiest time for a young woman to publish books. While Hinton was growing up, women didn’t have as many rights or opportunities as they do today....   [tags: writing, author, book, the outsiders]
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A Critical Review of Francis Schaeffer - ... The personal peace is when someone is content with themselves and does not worry about anyone else. The affluence deals with the obsession of acquiring material things. According to Schaeffer (2005), these are dangerous ideologies to live by because they can lead to "pessimism in regard to a meaning of life and with reference to any fixed values" (p.206). This pessimism has sort of thrown the Christian values aside and allowed the ideas of personal peace and affluence to take a stronger hold over individuals....   [tags: literary analysis, literary review, author, book]
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Book Review - Lead Like Jesus - In their book Lead Like Jesus Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges encourage readers to ask themselves three key questions: 1) Am I a leader. (pg. 4) 2) Am I willing to follow Jesus as my leadership role model. (pg. 11) 3) How do I lead like Jesus. (pg. 19) The authors try to define who is a leader. They say “Leadership is a process of influence. Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behaviour, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader.” (pg....   [tags: Book Report Review] 1339 words
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