Comparing and Contrasting Dickinson’s Poems, Because I Could Not Stop for Death and I Heard a Fly Buzz - When I Died Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on 10th December, 1830, in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. As a young child, she showed a bright intelligence, and was able to create many recognizable writings. Many close friends and relatives in Emily’s life were taken away from her by death. Living a life of simplicity and aloofness, she wrote poetry of great power: questioning the nature of immortality and death. Although her work was influenced by great poets of the time, she published many strong poems herself.
This theme is shown clearly in three of Angelou’s poems, “Phenomenal Woman”, “Still I Rise”, and “Million Man March Poem”. Maya Angelou has faced many difficult events which has helped her to reach a deeper connection with messages in her poetry, and how to keep her head up when going through hard things in life. Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. When she turned 3 she went to live with her grandma in Stamps, Arkansas where she started facing discrimination based on her skin color. At age 7 she went through the traumatizing event of being raped by her mother’s boyfriend, and she then stayed mute for five whole years.
Since this is such a large part of my life, I have many songs that I feel represent this journey. Since the first time I heard it, I have loved “The Best Day,” a song Taylor Swift wrote for her mom. My mom and I have always had a super close relationship, and she has been there for every up and down. The lines “I’m thirteen now and don’t know how my friends could be so mean, I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys” represent a difficult time in my life. As with most girls, I had a really rough time with friends during elementary and middle school.
Nora’s Smart Choice in A Doll's House So many women have suffered as the result of discriminatory duties. In the play "A Doll's House" written by Henrik Ibsen, the playwright reflects upon the subject of the 'social lie and duty'. By having Nora, the flawed heroine, slam the door shut just as her husband is hit by a ray of hope, Ibsen started much controversy between reviewers, columnists and the general audience. Through evidence offered by the play, Nora is right to leave her husband. When humans are introduced to the world, many sacred duties are bestowed upon them.
Growing up, Pearl is not accepted by anyone. She screams at other children, knowing that they do not accept her. Not knowing what a true friend is, she makes imaginary enemies to fight with. In The Scarlet Letter, Pearl is referred to as "one of those naughty elfs or fairies or...a little bird of scarlet plumage" (Hawthorne 97). The comparison of Pearl to an elf or fairies adds a sense of alienation and mystery to her personality.
The other children in town would often tease her and gang up on her, berating Pearl and her mother. Pearl's anger, however, was released in fits of fury as she screamed and flung things at her opponents. These heathenish qualities and unintelligible screams made many of the townsfolk believe her to be a witch (Hawthorne 85-86). In one of the final chapters, Mistress Hibbins, a confirmed witch, proclaims Pearl to be the daughter of the Prince of the Air, another term for Satan (Hawthorne 222). Pearl is never, in the entire book afraid to speak her mind.
Andrea had long, beautiful light red hair and never wore it without a purple and pink ... ... middle of paper ... ...to her lover`s eyes and the maid who she was so jealous of with anger and turned them to ash. She could never forgive them nor could she forgive herself for committing such a sin. Since that day, she sat in her room of her palace all alone and never came out, while she kept replaying the events that happened to her in her mind. Even the god Apollo, the god of prophecy, music and healing, could not heal her pain with his bow and arch. Anger never left her and she could never forget what happened to her.
Her father was William X, Duke of Aquitaine and her grandfather was the infamous William IX, otherwise known as William the Troubadour. Her grandfather is known for his poetry, singing and entertainment, giving him the title as the earliest known Troubadour. Her mother, Aenor de Châtellerault, dying when Eleanor was just eight years old, was a big behavioral enforcer when Eleanor was young. Yet, once her mother died, Eleanor and her sister Petronilla had little restrictions in their young lives. Around the time her mother died, they had many activities passing throughout their exciting childhood.
From a vain, materialistic young girl in an upper middle-class household to a loud, confrontational (and often annoying) woman who drew much attention and criticism through her public displays of grief, Margery experienced much opposition and created controversy at all levels in late medieval society. But throughout her life, which included bearing fourteen children, failing at two business ventures, and traveling to holy places, Margery insisted that Jesus communicated with her and chose her specifically as His messenger on earth. Born in 1373 in the trade town of Lynn, Engla... ... middle of paper ... ... World). London, New York: Longman, 2002. Hirsch, John C. The Revelations of Margery Kempe: Paramystical Practices in Late Medieval England.
Many times, Aretha and her siblings were left in the care of the housekeepers while their father was away on tour for weeks at a time (Moritz 132). At the age of fifteen, Aretha had her first son, and her second was only two years after that (bio 1). Saying Aretha had a rough childhood would be an understatement. Throughout her childhood, Aretha had many influential guests in her home and at her father’s church. While shaping her singing style, she was influenced by the blues and jazz legends Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughn (Rock 1).