Her story was not written to amuse or entertain, but rather to share her aunts’ story, a story that no one else would ever share. The use of imagination in Kingston’s creative nonfiction is the foundation of the story. It fills the gaps of reality while creating a perfect path to show respect to Kingston’s aunt, and simultaneously explains her disagreement with the women in her culture. Without imagination in “No Name Woman” there
She does not need to tell readers who she is, for her descriptions of what she does and how her family interacts, denotes all the reader needs to know. Although Mama narrates this story rather bleakly, she gives readers a sense of love and sense of her inner strength to continue heritage through “Everyday Use”. Regretfully, though readers can see how Mama has had a difficult time in being a single mother and raising two daughters, Dee, the oldest daughter, refuses to acknowledge this. For she instead hold the misconception that heritage is simply material or rather artificial and does not lie in ones heart. However, from Mama’s narrations, readers are aware that this cultural tradition does lie within ones heart, especially those of Mama’s and Maggie’s, and that it is the pure foundation over any external definition.
Even though Mama describes herself as a person that lacks education and knowledge she honors her heritage in her own way. This is exposed to the reader when Mama questions Dee why changed her name to “Wangero” and explains to her the significance of her name “You know as well as me that you was named after your aunt Dicie” (Walker 98). This shows that Mama values her heritage by naming her daughter Dee, a name that has been passed down by her ancestors. Throughout the story Mama tells the reader the significance behind the value of each object. For example she explains to her daughter Dee the meaning behind the quilts she wants to take with her.
Then, Twyla states that if Roberta would have laughed, she would have killed her (1). This makes it seem like Twyla thinks that she is superior to Roberta because of the prejudicial remarks made by her mother. This shapes Twyla’s views on Roberta when they first met. Twyla demonstrates racial prejudice toward Roberta because of their different skin
Lucille Clifton has stated on many occasions that she believes a poet’s job requires telling the truth about the world and about life (Lupton 2). Therefore, her poems were “generally short and precise,” using “simple, easy-to-understand language” to transcend literal meaning though powerful images (Champion 76). Most of her famous poems rooted from her experience as an African-American women raised in poverty. Critics acknowledge Clifton’s “ability to craft powerful, evocative images that express pride in her identity as a black woman” (Milne 113). However, although she had a love for music and the arts, it never occurred to Clifton that she would pursue a career in poe... ... middle of paper ... ...of Clifton’s signature poetic traits requires the solitary application of lowercase letters, which shows in her three poems “Good Times,” “My Mama Moved Among the Days,” and “Climbing.” Works Cited Champion, Laurie.
A Rose for Emily was written retrospectively and set in the late 1890s, early 1900’s. This makes the two stories similar because the reader can mentally visualize the charters and settings for both stories and note their similarities. A detailed description of the surroundings helps the reader connect with the story more and get mor... ... middle of paper ... ...th excitement when she is faced with the realization that she would get to spend the rest of her life alone. In comparison, Miss Grierson is raised from a family with a known history of mental illness. Old Lady Wyatt, is assumed to be her father aunt because there is no mention of her mother in the story.
We will never discover for certain what motivated many of her poems. That fact that she decided to remain alone is probably what allowed her to delve into the roots of her mind and soul granting her complete freedom to tune into herself and write freely. Dickinson’s has written many poems, approximately 1775, and I have only managed to scratch the surface of what her poems entail, but of course that is to be expected considering it has taken Dickinson a lifetime to write her poems. The subjects of love, death and religion are dominant in Dickinson’s work but so are nature and life. She is truly an enigma and although literary critics are scrambling to figure out what made her tick, I think the fact that we’ll never know gives her poems much more personality.
The Influence of Personal Experiences In Emily Dickinson's Poetry None of Emily Dickinson's readers has met the woman who lived and died in Amherst, Massachusetts more than a century ago, yet most of those same readers feel as if they know her closely. Her reclusive life made understanding her quite difficult. However, taking a close look at her verses, one can learn a great deal about this remarkable woman. The poetry of Emily Dickinson delves deep into her mind, exposing her personal experiences and their influence on her thoughts about religion, love, and death. By examining her life some, and reading her poetry in a certain light, one can see an obvious autobiographical connection.
There are some things that never change through the ages. Certainly natural cycles have always repeated themselves, but even in cycles there are some things that remain constant. One such constant is the bond found between a mother and child. From generation to generation, this deep and loving relationship has shaped families into what they are both today and in bygone centuries. The ancient poet Sappho captures her love for her daughter, Kleis, in a fragment of poetry wherein she describes the dearness and eternity of this incredible maternal bond using her excellent wordsmith skills.
Mama must feel disappointment in the fact that Wangero, as she wishes to be called, considers Dee dead (71). To Mama, who named Dee after her sister, Wangero's statement that she couldn't bear to be named after the people that oppressed her (71) must have been like saying it was Wangero's family that had actually been the oppressors. Mama's patience and willingness to bend to the wishes of her daughter showed great inner strength and understanding. Mama continues to... ... middle of paper ... ...the quilts are priceless (73). Mama, on the other hand, almost gives in until Maggie, who knows her place in this world like Mama knows hers, says that Wangero can have the quilts.