Less than a month after his birth, his mother Rosa lost her long battle with Tuberculosis and died. From early childhood, it seemed that Neruda was destined to be a poet (UXL Biographies). His father didn’t approve of his poetic interests, so he created a pen name that he would go by and he chose the name Pablo Neruda (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Neruda wasn’t just a poet, he had many other jobs as he went along with his life. He was a political creature, and he was loved by many.
/ I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!” (lines 53-54). He refers to the Wind as “O Uncontrollable!” (line 47) and wishes that he could be just as “tameless, and swift, and proud” (line 56). There is a smooth transition between the fourth and fifth part as Shelley segues from wishing he could be like the wind, to simply begging the Wind to overcome him in exchange for its power. Shelley knows he is nothing compared to the Wind, but still wants to share its fierce spirit, so he can inspire people throughout the world with his words: “Scatter as from an unextinguished hearth, ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!” (lines 66-67).
He followed two of his ol... ... middle of paper ... ...s very appealing. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry was greatly influenced by his environment. His father was a clergyman whom later in life experienced epilepsy and would fall into bouts of drinking and depression. His very close friend and brother-in-law Hallam died suddenly, leaving Tennyson stung and deeply saddened. His wife Emily Sellwood’s family cancelled their wedding when he lost his money, only to rearrange it when he became a well-known writer.
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He also met a troubled, beautiful woman who affected him deeply and would be the muse of a significant character in his renowned novel, The Great Gatsby (O’Brien). In his novel, Fitzgerald uses some of his own life experiences as inspiration to write the sensational plot and create the unique characters. In The Great Gatsby, the reader realizes the impact Fitzgerald’s life had on his writing through his experiences with his family, women, and alcohol. Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald consistently uses parallelism to portray Gatsby as a reflection of himself and of his life. As a young man, he attended Princeton University, well aware that we wanted to become a famous writer, but became heavily involved with drinking.