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Jean Toomer- An African American Writer

- Jean Toomer was an African American writer. He was known as the leading American writer of the 1920s after he established his book "Cane" which inspired authors of the Harlem Renaissance. Jean Toomer was born on December 26, 1894 as Nathan Pinchback Toomer. His mother was the governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction and the first U.S. governor of African American descent (Jones 1). In 1985, Toomer's father abandoned him and his mother. He forced them to live with his mother cruel father in Washington....   [tags: Leading American Writer, Cane, Harlam Rennaissance]

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Shirley Jackson : An American Writer

- ... Jackson also supports traditional American morals around family and gender roles. Sometime, she portrays her females as jealous and protective of their family. In “The Lottery,” she explained “Tessie” as an selfish person. Whereas Jackson described Tessie’s husband “Bill” as a frank and brave man. He is mostly silent, but strong. For example, Jackson writes, “Bill’s advice to his wife is grim and terse: ‘Shut up, Tessie.’ Tessie, however, she remains arguing about the justice of the system. Here, she is helping her husband and giving protection....   [tags: The Lottery, Short story, The New Yorker]

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An Outstanding American Writer

- ... Steinbeck expresses the demanding challenges of migrant workers had to face it, not an easy task. Therefore, Steinbeck was and always will be one of the most outstanding authors of the reason that all his brilliant pieces of literature describe the political and social issues that impacted on the society. First of all Steinbeck is splendid due to his short novel called “The Chrysanthemums” in 1938. This story is about the gender role in America, where we meet Elisa Allen [protagonist] as a woman who is always under the shadow of her husband [Henry Allen]....   [tags: Great Depression, John Steinbeck]

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The Work of American Writer, Kate Chopin

- There are many things that many people experience in life which leads them into one direction or another. Many people discover who they really are or what their purpose in life is simply by living their lives through tragedy, triumph, or just simply learning life’s lessons. In this essay, I will discuss how American writer, Kate Chopin found her destiny in becoming a feminist writer based on her life’s experiences. Catherine (Kate) Chopin was born on February 8, 1850 in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was the second child of Thomas O’Flaherty and Eliza Faris....   [tags: biography, biographical essay]

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Jon Krakauer: American Writer and Journalist

- Jon Krakauer, American writer and journalist, was born in Corvallis, Oregon in 1954. He is also a mountaineer, his father having exposed him to the craft when he was eight years old, thus igniting his life-long passion. In 1977, a year after he graduated from Hampshire College, Krakauer pioneered a new route to the Devil's Thumb, a treacherous mountain in southeastern Alaska. This endeavor was his first major foray into mountain climbing. In 1996, Krakauer chronicled an adventure at the Stikine icecap, in which he employed a route never before attempted, in one of his novels, Into the Wild....   [tags: biographical analysis]

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Sherman Alexie A Native American Writer

- Sherman Alexie has made a name for himself as a prolific contemporary Native American writer, taking inspiration from his own past and experiences with modern Indian life. While there are many enduring themes throughout Alexie's writings: Native identity, modern reservation life, alcohol abuse etc. when it comes to his collection War Dances, the most apparent motif is fatherhood. Community and family are the heart of Native American cultures, with the father archetype holding great honor and expectation....   [tags: fatherhood, war dances]

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Kurt Vonnegut 's An American Writer

- ... Dianna Glampers tried everything to keep his brain from working, as well as, changing his facial features so he would look average. For example, he had to wear big glasses to obscure his eyesight, lug around heavy metal and have huge earphones around his head to distract him including a red rubber nose and black caps over his teeth. Since none of these handicaps worked, the Handicapper General took Harrison to an asylum because she couldn’t figure out how to cover his intelligence, strength and bravery and she wanted to protect the rest of society from him....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Armie Hammer]

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The American Writer, By Ernest Hemingway, And Mr. And Mrs. Elliot

- Ernest Hemingway, an American writer, is one of the pioneers of the modernist movement in literature. He was born in Chicago in 1899 and he is characterized for being known as a virile man, but his stories and characters reflect personality of a sensible human, even though at first sight his characters doesn’t seem so. His style of writing requires reading his stories more than once just to get through the layers and find the true meaning of his words. His two short stories, “Cat in the Rain” and “Mr....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Man, Female]

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Analysis Of Junot Diaz 's An American Writer

- ... He says “You know how it is. A smelly bone like that, better off buried in the backyard of your life” (Diaz 3). The series of story continues with his trajectory of his failed love with, Alma, Nilda, Miss Lora, Flaca, and the list goes on. Among all of his lovers, none of them have earn a total respect from Yunior, making their relationship fails in the absence of honesty and trust. Moreover, Yunior’s also disrespect his lover with his language which often disparages women to disposable objects of desire....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance, Respect]

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The, An African American Comedian, Writer, And Commentator

- ... Stereotypes are a major issue in this narrative, because labels and social identification can generalize a group of people. Initial assumptions discerned from such conventions create distinctive actions settled solely on traditional intuition. Even though it may be hard, people can try to see past the stigma on others and one self, to see a personality all their own. For example, Langston Hughes was the “only colored student” in her class, as she understood the boundaries between her and her white “instructor,” yet, appreciating each other to be “American” and accepting individual differences ( )....   [tags: Identity, Self, Individual, Narrative]

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Herman Melville: The Great American Writer

- Herman Melville: The Great American Writer Everyone has heard of the novel Moby Dick at some point in their educational career, yet few know much about the life of its author. Herman Melville , the author of Moby Dick had an interesting life. Throughout his life he had many ups and downs. He was born on August 1, 1819 to a wealthy family that owned their own export business. This privileged life was short lived when Allen Melville, Herman's father, died in 1832. This was two years after the family business had gone under....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Mark Twain, the Classic American Writer

- Mark Twain, the Classic American Writer Christened as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 in the small river town of Florida, Missouri. He was the sixth child to John Marshall Clemens Jane Lampton, Twain grew up amid small-town life in Florida until the age of four, when his family relocated to Hannibal in hopes of an improved living situation. He is considered to be one of the major authors of American fiction. Twain’s varied works include novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, and essays....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Stephen Crane, A Writer Of American Realism

- We Don’t Matter The human race tends to sugarcoat natures indifference to man as if it’s an innate instinct. They have an egotistical sense of importance. They don’t like to feel as if they’re inferior or unimportant because then there’s no point in living. They lie to themselves to stay alive. However, Stephen Crane, a writer of American realism, attempts to describe life without idealization or romantic subjectivity. Therefore, Crane’s theme revolves around the insignificance of man in the face of an indifferent universe....   [tags: Universe, Nature, Universal quantification, Hope]

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The, Mexican American Writer Born And Black Frontera And La Fronter The New Mestiza

- ... He’s been offered promotions but due to his lack of language he has been unable to take the offers. My mother on the other hand was pushed by my father to learn English delaying her availability to work until she felt comfortable holding a conversation in English. She spent years going to school at a small church learning English so that she would put it to work at parent teacher conferences and whatever job she was to find in order to be able to provide for my brother and I. At this point my mother is able to work with dance directing Zumba classes as an instructor certified in various other exorcise regiments holding conversations to discuss her wage and take input from her students....   [tags: United States, Spanish language, English language]

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John Steinbeck: An American Writer During the Great Depression

- 1. Introduction During the 1920s and 1930s, USA was suffering from a terrible economic downturn-the Great Depression. It was also a boom period of literature creation and many well-known writers emerged in that special historical time. Because of the difficult situations, American writers turned their focus to social problems and issues. They were motivated to arouse sympathy for the suffering of common people, especially those at the very bottom of the society. (Wang, 2012) John Steinbeck (1902-1968), born in Salinas, California, is one of the most significant and representative American writers in that era....   [tags: realism, literature, nobel prize, natural scenery]

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Carl Sandburg: American Writer, Poet and Editor

- ... Where they stayed until they died. (Bildir) Carl wrote many poems throughout his college experience that many people did not know about. One person that really influenced and helped him was Prophesier Philip Green Wright. Prophesier Wright was a literature teacher at Lombard College. He paid for the publication of Carl’s first book of poetry “Reckless Ecstasy” (Buehrmann). This book contained many of Carl’s poems he had written and had five of his most popular poems. One being “Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow” he wrote in 1932....   [tags: Pulizer prize winners, Joy]

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Nikki Giovanni : A Famous African American Activist, Writer, And Educator

- ... I 'm convinced rather I should say I tend to be convinced that most black people don 't want to be free in the sense of being free from the white man.” What she wanted the reader to get out of her writing, was a sense of pride and appreciation in being black. She wanted her readers (mostly black) to see the small ways that they are enslaved. She wanted them to see their own bondage and show them that they can be free. Her views on not only politics and race, but other issues such as religion, and abortion, and Billy Graham have always been controversial....   [tags: White people, Black people, African American, Race]

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Robert Penn Warren: Distinguished American Writer and Poet

- Robert Penn Warren: Distinguished American Writer and Poet Robert Penn Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905, was one of the twentieth century's most eminent American writers. He was a distinguished novelist and poet, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and coeditor of numerous textbooks. He was also a founding editor of The Southern Review, a journal of literary criticism and political thought. The primary influences on Robert Warren's career as a poet were probably his Kentucky boyhood, and his relationships with his father and his maternal grandfather....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Olivia Butler Was An American Non Fiction Writer

- ... In the second chapter, “The Fire,” Dana is transporting to Maryland in the year of 1815 while she is reaching the dining table. In that moment, she sees Rufus in his bedroom window trying to light up the drapes on fire. Rufus is nine years old and he introduces himself to Dana. As they start to talk, Rufus uses the word "nigger" to Dana which makes her mad at him. Rufus tells a story how his father beats black people in their plantation. When they finish talking, Rufus helps Dana to go to Alice house whom Dana believes she is her other ancestor....   [tags: Black people, White people, Time]

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Founding Father, Inspirational Writer and American Revolutionary: Thomas Paine

- Thomas Paine: founding father, inspirational writer, and American revolutionary was described by R. L. Duffus as "He represents in many ways the highest idealism, the deepest faith of the eighteenth century, translated brilliantly into journalistic terms and sustained by character as unselfish as Washington's own." (“Paine, Thomas” n.p.) This statement is fitting to this man who would be a modern day journalist considering that Paine was idealistic in his best-selling pamphlet of the eighteenth century, “Common Sense”....   [tags: notorious historic Americans]

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Common Sense, American Crisis by Thomas Paine

- Few writers were as influential and widely read as Thomas Paine during his lifetime, and yet only six people were reported to attend his funeral.1 He provoked strong opinions, whether involving love, hate, or more likely both, throughout his lifetime. Paine wrote Common Sense, American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, all with a specific purpose depending on the political atmosphere at the given time. He has affected the life of every human being since the publishing of his works. On January 29, 1737 the great pamphleteer was born in Norfolk, England....   [tags: american writer, revolutionary war]

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Ted Kooser: A Major American Poet

- Ted Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa, an area within the great plains of America. He credits his influences to both his mother and his father. His father worked as a store manager while his mother stayed home to raise him and his sister. During an interview he was asked how his parents influenced his poetry, he replied, "My Father was a storekeeper, loved the public, and was a marvelous storyteller. I remember a women once said to me that she'd rather hear my dad describe a person than see the person herself." (Meats, 335)....   [tags: abandoned farmhouse, american writer, carrie poem]

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Good Country People by Flannery O'connor

- Flannery O’Connor was born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. She was an American writer. O’Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories in her life time. She was a southern writer who wrote in Southern Gothic style. In the Article, Female Gothic Fiction Carolyn E. Megan asks Dorothy Allison what Southern Gothic is to her and she responded with, “It’s a lyrical tradition. Language. Iconoclastic, outrageous as hell, leveled with humor. Yankees do it, but Southerners do it more. It’s the grotesque.”(Bailey 1) Later she was asked who one of her role models was and she stated that Flannery O’Connor was one she could relate to....   [tags: american writer, biography, gender]

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Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid

- My Journey into Discovering My True Self Jamaica Kincaid’s success as a writer was not easily attained as she endured struggles of having to often sleep on the floor of her apartment because she could not afford to buy a bed. She described herself as being a struggling writer, who did not know how to write, but sheer determination and a fortunate encounter with the editor of The New Yorker, William Shawn who set the epitome for her writing success. Ms. Kincaid was a West-Indian American writer who was the first writer and the first individual from her island of Antigua to achieve this goal....   [tags: west-indian american, writer]

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Research Paper: Why Isabel Allende’s Literature Should be Studied in College?

- Why Isabel Allende’s works of literature should be studied in college. ​Isabel Allende is a writer that offers the reader a different writing style. Isabel has had experiences that no other writer has had. Isabel has been able to use her imagination to tell her personal life in a way that is appealing to the reader. Isabel is a Chilean that was born in Peru. When asked about her childhood, she described it as “absolutely miserable”; even though her childhood was “miserable” she succeeded and became one of the most influential Latin American writers (Bertodano)....   [tags: latin american writer, style]

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Martin Eden by Jack London

- Jack London is among the many prolific writers from the United States of America who possess great artistic works ranging from great time novels ,short stories to plays just but to mention a few. He is fondly remembered for his great novel, ‘Martin Eden’ published in 1909. In the novel he tries to express the challenges faced by young writers who try to exploit their talent and passion in an area where little opportunities present themselves. This novel has stood the test of time with its relevance evident to date....   [tags: Autobiography, American Writer]

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Creative and Unique Writing: The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

- Often author’s lives have an impact on their writing because of the way they see life. Edgar Allan Poe had constant struggles in his own life that shaped the way he wrote. His name brings to mind death and murders but there was more to him than that. He was a man with many challenges in his life that he had to overcome. Poe was born as Edgar Poe on January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. He was the second of three children. His siblings were Henry and Rosalie Poe. His parents, David and Elizabeth Poe, were traveling actors but his father abandoned his family two years after Poe was born and his mother died a year later....   [tags: biography, american writer]

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Who is Dr. Seuss?

- In 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge was completed, Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was out in theaters, and Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific. That same year the book, And to Think I Saw that on Mulberry Street, was published by an author named Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his time, managed to create a number of books that captured the attention of young readers and adults alike....   [tags: American Writer, Children's Author, Biography]

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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- “I got the power of death” (Wilson 29). You might recognize this quote from Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson an African American play writer. In this essay I am going to highlight some things about his life. According to (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia) August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in the town of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Son of a German immigrant named Frederick August Kittel and his mother was an African-American named Daisy Wilson....   [tags: american play writer, biography]

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The Life and Art of Mark Twain

- Biography of Mark Twain Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 under the name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens as “the sixth living child of John and Jane Clemens” in the town of Florida, Monroe County, Missouri (Cox 7). While there his father operated a general store and tried fruitlessly to create an invention to bring him riches. Therefore, before long, the store failed and John Clemens moved the family to Hannibal, Missouri which Mark Twain would make famous. Little Sam, as he was called in his younger years, was never particularly close to him family with the exception of his mother who he greatly admired and looked up to....   [tags: Biopgraphy, American Writer]

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Bayou Folk, A Collection of Louisiana Stories by Kate Chopin

- No Longer Silent Kate Chopin was a female writer whose sense of self was deeply rooted in the south. Chopin would create worlds for her characters to live in; her inspiration for these worlds was her own experiences in her life which she gained from living in the south during the second half of the nineteenth century. Chopin’s roots and the time in which she lived had historical significance and great impact on her style of writing and themes within her stories. She was also one of the first American authors to write truthfully about woman’s hidden lives, their sexuality, and about woman’s complex relationships they had with their husbands....   [tags: female writer, american literature]

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The Life of Jack London

- Jack London was a standout amongst the most renowned American novelists of the twentieth century, and he remains universally prevalent even today. As a celebrity writer whose exercises were accounted for in the standard press, he showed an open persona that urged booklovers to see his acts as an expansion of his life, in which movement, enterprise, and composing appeared to be blended into equivalent extents. The various stories about which London composed guaranteed a feeling of realness for the perusing open in which they could accept what London said in regards to the solidified northern badlands of the Yukon Domain or the lives of mariners trapped on a fixing ship under a fierce captain...   [tags: american novelists, celebrity writer]

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The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski

- The Life and Times of Charles Bukowski One night in Andernach, West Germany, a sergeant in the United States Army serving in Germany crossed paths with a woman following the defeat of Germany from World War I. He had an affair with her, Katharina, whom was a German friend’s sister, and she became pregnant. A month before the baby was born, they wedded. On August 16, 1920, the baby boy was brought into the world and was named Heinrich Karl Bukowski, but we simply know him as Charles Bukowski....   [tags: American poet and writer]

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Misunderstood, Yet Loved: D. H. Lawrence

- Millions of literary writers across the world have immensely impacted and continue to impact people daily. While some authors just write because they’re good at it and never figured out their true love in life, D. H. Lawrence discovered his life long passion early on. No matter what he faced in his life, Lawrence was determined to write, whether his audience liked his books or not. Lawrence wrote from his high school years until right before he died (Radell 763-771). Throughout his lifetime, Lawrence was immensely misunderstood as a writer....   [tags: american writer, great life, great words]

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Who Is Mark Twain?

- ... There he worked as newspaper as a printer and occasionally a writer editorial assistant. It is said that is was here that young Samuel found his passion for writing. At the age of 18, Clemens left Hannibal and worked as a printer in in various cities,writing a few successful articles. He spent his evenings educating himself in the public library, learning more than what he would at a conventional school. Finally in 1857 at 21, Samuel left Hannibal to fulfill his boyhood dream of becoming a river pilot (Quirk) By 1859 he was licensed river pilot and shortly found work....   [tags: american literature, writer, author, biography]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Imagine a thousand voices racing around your head. Each one screaming a story at you, demanding your attention. They are all begging to be released, to have their story immortalized on paper. Thus is the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. A writer's mind is full of stories of other people's lives, people that had not yet been created. F. Scott took the stories of these people, poured his own life into theirs and laid the mixture out on paper. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald chooses to mirror his life through the lives of his characters to express the general corruption and near impossibility of fully obtaining the American Dream Matthew J....   [tags: Biography, Author, Writer, The American Dream]

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The Life of Frederick Douglass

- Escaping slavery in 1838, Frederick Douglass informed citizens of the cruel abuse that many slaves and he experienced from their masters. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated African American while also being under the chains of slavery. As Douglass rises to admiration upon abolitionists, he writes many stories describing the difficulties and encounters he witnessed and experienced as a slave. In the book, The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Douglass describes the clothing, food and horrific conditions he overcame as a slave....   [tags: African American social reformer, writer]

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Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass

- ... Analysis Douglass’s Narrative displays how white slaveholders continue slavery by keeping their slaves uninformed. At the time Douglass was writing, many people thought that slavery was a normal state of being. They believed that blacks were naturally incapable of participating in civil society and thus should be kept as labors for whites. The Narrative explains the tactics and measures by which whites gain and keep power over blacks from their birth onward. Slave owners keep slaves uninformed of basic facts about themselves, such as their birth date or their parents....   [tags: African American social reformer/writer]

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Elizabeth Bishop's One Art and The Waiting Room

- ... When her aunt cried out from the dentist office she felt her as a fullish women, but because she is reacting In a similar way to the magazine, she compares her aunts foolishness to her own. It was an unexpected realization that her reactions connected her to her aunt in a way she never felt before in her six years. “Lose something everyday. Accept the fluster/of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.”(48-49), The speaker wants to show us that theres nothing you can do but to accept you will lose things and to not let it get to you....   [tags: american poet, short story, writer, author]

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A Brief Biography of Katherine Dunham

- According to Katherine, “A creative person has to create. It doesn’t really matter what they create. If such a dance wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on. (Katherine, Dunham, Dancing a life, 2002)”. It has been said that an idol is someone whom everyone looks up to because of the great things they accomplished throughout their life span. Acknowledged as an African American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, civil activist and writer....   [tags: African American dancer, civil activist, writer]

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The Phenomenal Angelou

- God made Eve from the rib of man as a reminder to show woman is there to be equal and assist man. As society advanced and man became dominant, women took the backseat and catered to every whim without proper acknowledgement. During the Fifties, civil rights was hot topic. To the fluctuating world, seeing blacks, who were once slaves, as equals was an atrocity. The skin color of black was a stain on your character. Especially to add being women of colored skin made life unbearable. Their own husbands, society, ignored black women and fellow women like them but differ only by skin color....   [tags: Maya Angelou, writer, african american]

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Harry Lewis Sinclair

- Biography Harry Lewis Sinclair was born in Sauk, Centre Minnesota on February 7, 1885. Growing up he had two brothers and a father who worked as a physician. His mother died when he was six years old and his father would soon remarry. Feeling unaccomplished with himself, Lewis tried to run away and join the Spanish-American war in 1898, but he was unsuccessful (Borgoin). In 1903 Lewis enrolled at Yale University, where he wrote many pieces of literature. Over the summer he traveled to England, little did he know it would be the start of many other travels around the world....   [tags: Biography, American Novelist, Playwright, Writer]

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The Life and Career of Herman Melville

- Herman Melville during his time was known as the greatest writer. He was the author of many novels such as, Moby Dick, and Bartleby the Scrivener (Allen 9). Herman Millville stories were based on factual aspects in his life and the world surrounding him. Through his literature he expressed his feelings on certain political or economic issues that were occurring during the nineteenth century. In this essay I will be discussing Herman Millville’s life, his literature works and how it relates to him....   [tags: writer, Moby Dick, literature, American writers]

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Reflective Writing - My Development as a Writer

- A Nomad Writer America is a place full of immigrants with no single ethnicity or race. America can also be referred to as the ?Melting Pot. because it consists ingredients of multicultural backgrounds. There are cultures such as French American, Asian American, Italian American and African American. I am Mexican American. My culture has helped me to become the writer I am today. My bicultural background and constant moving back and forth from Mexico to America has both influenced and weakened my writing....   [tags: Bilingual English Spanish Mexican American]

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Joyce Carol Thomas, an Influential Writer

- ... She is bedridden for months and does not talk until she is attacked by a swarm of wasps (“Marked by Fire”). As Abby recovers from the trials of life, she discovers both the pain and joy with having dignity in her heritage (“Marked By Fire). She graduates high school and decides to stay in Ponca City as an herb doctor and healer. Abby symbolizes the universality of being an African American. Her name comes from the former name of Ethiopia (“Marked by Fire”). Marked by Fire won the National Book Award in 1983 (“Marked by Fire ~ Joyce Carol Thomas.”)....   [tags: African-American, Trials, Novels]

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Confessions of Sylvia Plath

- The 1950s and 1960s were viewed as the start of not just the age of “hippies” but also an age of different revivals and movements that Plath was involved deeply in with her poetry: the revival of the occult and the confessional movement. The revival was seen as a back seat to many of the other movements happening during the ‘50s and 60s and some even say Plath just used it as a metaphor in her poetry. However, with her personal level written poems from the confessional movement combined with the occult we see a deeper side to her life and what was happening in her’s and everyone else’s lives....   [tags: American poet, novelist and short story writer]

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Toni Cade Bambara’s Black Female Champions

- Toni Cade Bambara’s Black Female Champions It is well known from historical accounts, novels, poems, movies, and other sources that blacks have been abused, neglected, and mistreated in American society. In addition, a great deal has been written about the lives, hardships, and obstacles of black men. Black women, however, have long been relegated to subordinate societal roles in relation to white men and women and black men. Black women have been viewed as monsters and suffered distortions of their image....   [tags: Authors Writer African American Essays]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: An iconic Writer

- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a writer who wrote for an unclear purpose. It was for money. However, this money wasn’t greed money; it was love money. How can love be calculated in dollars. It isn’t; money was just a condition for the outcome of love. At least it was, back in the 1920’s, or the so called the “Jazz Age” where F. Scott Fitzgerald took his flight of writing. This is why he is referred to as the “Jazz Age writer”. He certainly jazzed up the century with his outstanding novels, short stories, and letters....   [tags: American authors of the XXth century]

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Ernest Hemingway, the Writer of Lost Generation

- ... “Working in Italy, bringing chocolates and cigarettes for the soldiers, he got a severe wound from mortar fire. In spite of his injury, he helped out an Italian soldier, carrying the men to a safe haven. As an outcome, he received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery and needed to stay at the hospital for six months” (Wikipedia). Hemingway, recovering from his physical wounds and mental trauma from the war, rested and spent his time in the United States (American Writers). After spending his considerable time in United States, he started to work as a foreign correspondent for The Toronto Star at France (Funk& Wagnalls)....   [tags: biography, american literature]

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Sterling Allen Brown: Academic and Writer

- A realist not only by artistic and significant persuasion, but by temperament, Sterling A. Brown has shown concern throughout his career with poetry as an art of communication. Brown's essential writings deal primarily with the literary portrayal of Afro-Americans. Brown renders in a trend that emerged from many types of folks discourse, a black dialect matrix that features the blues and ballads, the spirituals and work songs. Brown’s final referents are African-American music and mythology. Brown was born in May 1901 and graduated with honors from Dunbar High in 1918....   [tags: African American, literature]

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A Theologian, a King, and a Writer

- History is filled with colorful characters. However, if I could have dinner with any three particular figures, I would choose St. Augustine, Charlemagne, and Ernest Hemingway. Each lived in a different time period, if I was able to meet them, they could provide me with three different views and three different pieces of advice. I chose St. Augustine for a plethora of reasons. St. Augustine is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the Church’s history. This fact is somewhat appealing to me since I was brought up as a Catholic....   [tags: church, history, character]

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A Gangster Turns Writer

- A GANGSTETR TURNES WRITER There was a kid named Tony Davidson who lived in Italy, Tony’s dad had a very powerful gang in Italy and everybody knew who they were. “If you’re having any problems I’ll fix them.” Said Tony’s dad. Tony however didn’t like violence he thought that all things could be handled peacefully. However everyone at school was afraid of him. They always bought him presents, gave him money because they knew if they didn’t they would the price. Tony never asked for any of it though....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Free Automated Essay Writer

- The new and improved Automated Essay Writer automatically writes your assignment, essays, articles, research papers for you. All you need to do is enter your assignment requirements and the Automated Essay Writer will present you with a unique and original essay within just few seconds. The only problem is that it has not yet been developed. Until the day we have finally perfected the Automated Essay Writer, one must be able to express themselves in writing if they wish to participate in the modern world....   [tags: Automated Essay Writer]

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American Ethnic Literature And American Literature

- ... She incorporated in her poetry “ a war against the tyrannies of silence, its not the difference that immobilizes us but silence.” She said this because she seen how there was always something in the way of African American women, through the violence and fear they carried; they were unable to speak their minds. In the time of slavery, these people would desire to be free; they wanted to live a free life but also had the fear of speaking out loud. Audre Lorde wanted to find her place in America, at the time of her existence she wanted to find her voice in life and open the muteness....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Langston Hughes, Prolific Writer Of Black Pride During The Harlem Renaissance

- During a time where racism was at its height in America, Jim Crow laws separated blacks from mainstream white society. Where the notion of “separate but equal” was widely accepted in America, blacks were faced with adversity that they had to overcome in a race intolerant society. They were forced to face a system that compromised their freedom and rights. Blacks knew that equal was never equal and separate was definitely separate (George 8-9). Blacks had to fight for their rights because it wasn’t handed to them....   [tags: Civil Rights, African American]

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Robert Lee Frost: The Most Influential American Poet of the Twentieth Century

- "Don't ever take a fence down, until you know why it was put up"- a quote from Robert Lee Frost, a well-known American and English poet. Following the death of his father he faced many challenges, including failing to finish college and many unsuccessful jobs. Shadowing his father and mother, he began a career in poetry. With his literary career failing, he and his family moved to England and then back to America a few years later. His success in America began in 1915 when his collection of poems became a sensation....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Poet]

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Racial Personality Of African American Writers

- ... Traveling throughout the South, he began work on an explosive work about black identity and the state of racial struggle, The Fire Next Time (1963). This, too, was a bestseller: so incendiary that it puts Baldwin on the cover of TIME Magazine. For many, Baldwin’s clarion call for human equality – in the essays of Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name and The Fire Next Time – became an early and essential voice in the civil rights movement. Though at times criticized for his pacifist stance, Baldwin remained an important figure in that struggle throughout the 1960s....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people, Race]

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The Great American Illusion

- The Great American Illusion The Great Gatsby, written by Scott F. Fitzgerald in the 1920’s is the epitome of the Jazz Age, a phrase coined by the author himself. In the novel, Fitzgerald uses many literary elements to accurately portray the time period in which he lived including setting, characters, diction, and many symbols, which form the majority of the analytical portion of the story. In fact, many of the characters in the book double as a symbol, in order to strengthen a particular motif or theme within the novel....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Socialist Movement in The United States and Copland’s American Music

- During the Great Depression, there was a large surge in the socialist movement in the United States. This was particularly true among the artists as these bitter years brought people to realize individual expressionism and self-scrutiny (Dobrin 116). In that regard, much of the art during the period was created as a response to cope and understand the hardship that the nation was facing. Ballet pieces such as Billy the Kid (1938), commemorating an outlaw similar to Robin Hood, showed Copland exploring a prelapsarian state before the loss of innocence under capitalism (Ross 276)....   [tags: capitalism, political movements, music writer]

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Blackness and Gothic depictions in American Literature

- American writers have expressed their political and social views through their writing by attempting to establish a voice separate from Britain’s. Their fear of individual and national failure and their thirst for power consumes them and is evident in their writing. Washington Irving and Herman Melville involve the occupation of lawyers and Justices to bring in a patriotic element to influence residents of the young country as a way to share their concerns and inspire ambition. Their usage of metaphors and metonymy subtly convey a message of hope to white residents while, deflating the optimism of the soon to be freed slaves....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Evolution of American Culture

- The American culture has changed so much in the last10 years. People’s moral values are below normal standards, and the older generation is outraged and distributed by the way things are being handling in today’s society. In Chapter 1, Wilson defined popular culture as “the culture of everyone in a society, and the customs and practices handed down from generation to generation” (Wilson, 2001). In order to understand American culture, one must have knowledge of the history and the tradition of the country....   [tags: American History, Sociology, Cultural]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Amazing Poet and Writer

- ... Poe began his military career. He enlisted in the United States Army as a private using the identity "Edgar A. Perry" and he then lied about his age saying he was 22 but he was only 18(Poemhunter). This is where Poe finally released some of his work. Poe released his first book, collection of poetry titled Tamerlane and Other Poems which only had 50 copies printed and received almost no attention(Poemhunter). Poe was eventually discharged from the military on April 15, 1829. Poe was now seeking something different so he decided to go to the United States Military Academy at West Point(Poemhunter)....   [tags: origin of horror & detective fiction]

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Teaching American Literature in a Time Constrained Condition

- Education is changing in the fast paced world we live in. As educators and course developers we must change with the times as well. The idea of long, drawn out coursework has come to an end. The direction education is taking us is to teach a curriculum of only 2 works by American authors per class. We, as educators, must choose the most relevant and time honored courses as possible to accomplish this. The works I have chosen are “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving and “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain....   [tags: american literature, american authors]

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The American Constitution: The Thirteenth Amendment

- The Thirteenth Amendment A constitution is the identity of any country that makes it distinctive from other countries, and it protects its peoples’ rights. The American Constitution, which contains laws and roles, was established and written in 1787. It has twenty-seven approved amendments, and the first ten of them were named: the Bill of Rights. Each one of these twenty-seven amendments was issued for a reason or due to specific situations. Mark Grossman, a professional writer specializing in American and world history, constitutional law, and the environment, said: “Constitutional Amendments is not to be a dry history – it is a comprehensive work that includes how the amendments to...   [tags: american history, people´s right]

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Women : The American Dream

- ... The play informs us about the evolving African American experiences through race relations. The characters August Wilson identifies these characteristics by looking through the lense of his era growing up to show the identity in American for people exploring to have the American Dream family. Wilson states that through generation after generation different cultures communicate through their way of living. For example, he mentions African Americans listening to blues to pass their ritual practices from their aunt sisters....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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The American Dream: A False Sense of Hope

- In an average day, an American is exposed to over 3000 advertisements, (Kilbourne). Whether they want to admit it or not, they are drawn toward them. A common scheme of the advertisers is to allow the consumer to “picture the new them.” Whether this be a wealthier them, a skinner them, or a prettier them, they gear there product towards every person and want everyone be able to connect with the advertisement and picture the “new them.” American Idol, Nutrisystem, and The Biggest Loser, the lottery, and many other “products” promote that anyone has the chance to be famous, fit, or fortunate....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream: It's Not All About Money

- As individuals, we have our own ideas of what the American Dream consists of. To some it may be the realm of possibilities, while to others it may be fame and fortune. America is the only country in which the idea of a national dream has been continually upheld, and we have been a model for other nations to follow. Foreigners have come here to live the dream, and all the while Americans are still struggling to find it. As we continue to search high and low for how to find or how we can buy the dream and make it a reality, Americans have promiscuously thrown their money around in hopes of obtaining the dream and consequently are broke and more miserable than ever....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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American Indian Studies

- American Indian Studies AIS Why do Indian college students have high dropout rates. Why do Indian college students have hard times in college, and university atmospheres. Why do Indian college students have difficult times when it comes to making good grades. Maybe it’s because they have no role models in the home. Maybe they can’t relate to individuals with different cultures and backgrounds. Perhaps it is something simple as having poor study habits. The answers could Possibly be that Indian college students are just uncomfortable in a college environment, and don’t have an Indian studies program to go to, as in Reyhner’s essay....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Role Of Role Flexibility Among African American Families

- ... Women did the domestic work and the men did the dirty work. In some families these customs have not changed. Dads continue to be the breadwinner while the moms baked the bread. African-Americans and Italian Americans tend to have big families. Each and every member have an intense bond with one another and endures a strong love for everyone. Family is very important in these households. One day out of each week is always designated for the entire family. Everyone comes together just to have one huge supper....   [tags: Family, African American, Italian American]

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How Is Being An American Related To Young Goodman Brown?

- Young Goodman Brown and Endicott and the Red Cross and two short stories that, I believe, have many subliminal messages. The author of both, Nathanial Hawthorne, uses symbolism many a time to bring across these messages along with his personal beliefs of life, and the people of the 17th century. Religion is the basis of both stories. Both men go against religion. So what is an American. Not necessarily someone that goes against religion, but stands up for their rights, for what they want. The biggest symbol in Young Goodman Brown is the idea of faith....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Fredrick Douglass : A Great Writer

- ... Douglass was not happy about that so he had one goal and that was to educate himself so he could escape slavery. Soon after that Douglass was taking away from his slave-owners and was sent to a guy names Edward Covey. Covey was a slave breaker and very mean and ruthless to Douglass. Douglass was sent there for a year. While he was there he lost his desire to learn and escape because of Covey’s treatment towards him. Douglas decided enough was enough so one day during one of Covey’s brutal beatings Douglass decided to fight back....   [tags: Abolitionism, Slavery in the United States]

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Thomas Paine: Patriot and Writer

- Transcendentalism was a philosophy with a strong effect on the literature of the 1830's and 1840's. Transcendentalism advocated views involving isolation from society and connection to nature. However, transcendentalist writers such as Emerson and Thoreau were not the first to utilize these ideas. Thomas Paine, a well known Revolutionary hero, is an origin of transcendentalist ideals. While his views were not exactly those of the modern transcendentalists, Thomas Paine generated very similar ideas in order to advance his revolutionary ideas....   [tags: Philosophy, Transcendentalism]

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My Development as a Writer

- When writing a five paragraph essay, there are five steps one must fallow in order to attain perfection, these steps include understanding the question, brainstorming, writing a rough copy, revising, and creating a final draft. The first and most important step is understanding the topic. The topic of the essay is what the essay will be about and if this is misunderstood, the whole essay will be off course. The second step, brainstorming, will help organize thoughts and ideas so they flow amiably....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

- From before the country’s conception to the war that divided it and the fallout that abolished it, slavery has been heavily engrained in the American society. From poor white yeoman farmers, to Northern abolitionist, to Southern gentry, and apathetic northerners slavery transformed the way people viewed both their life and liberty. To truly understand the impact that slavery has had on American society one has to look no further than those who have experienced them firsthand. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave and advocate for the abolitionist, is on such person....   [tags: biography, slavery, american society]

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gatillus American Illusions in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- American Illusions in The Great Gatsby   The American dream. Every American has his or her own ideals and preferences, but all share more or less the same dream. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores what happens when this dream is taken too far.  What is one to do when the dream begins to overshadow reality?  What are the consequences when a successful man allows the dream to matter more than life itself?  Fitzgerald tells all through the hopeless Gatsby, idealistic Nick, and ignorant Myrtle....   [tags: free essay writer]

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America Is Long Overdue For A Series Featuring Asian American Characters

- Analysis Upholds America is long overdue for a series featuring Asian American characters. As New York Times writer Wesley Yang points out, ”Fresh Off the Boat would be the first network sitcom to star an Asian-American family in 20 years and only the third attempt by any major network in the history of the medium.” ABC is offering a slate of new programs deliberately focused on diversity. ““Its our job to reflect America,” ABC-TV head Paul Lee said…” “we didn’t pick up these shows because they were diverse, we picked them up because they were great” (Kang)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Writer Analysis: Devin Friedman

- Devin Friedman is a creative storyteller who incorporates observant details in his writings, which makes the readers feel like as if they are part of the adventure. Devin attended the University of Michigan, and he was awarded as the winner of the Hopwood Contest. This contest was hosted by the university committee who appoints experienced judges and the Ann Arbor community to select winners in different writing divisions. In his recent years, Devin wrote for numerous publications such as The Best American Crime Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Esquire, People's Stories, and GQ....   [tags: creative storytellers]

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Sojourner Truth Was Not Only A African American Abolitionist, And Women 's Rights

- Sojourner Truth was not only a great African-American abolitionist, and women’s rights activist, but she was a great writer too. Truth is known for her incredible speeches given at multiple conventions. She is known for speaking at the “Mob Convention” in 1853, “American Equal Rights Association Sessions” in 1867, and the “Eighth Anniversary of Negro Freedom” in 1871(History of Woman Suffrage). She had received a lot of recognition for her work, especially for a speech that was given on May 29th 1851 (History of Woman Suffrage)....   [tags: African American, White American, United States]

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Frederick Douglass: Struggles Of The American Slaves

- Frederick Douglass: Struggles of the American Slaves Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery around 1818, will forever remain one of the most important figures in America's struggle for civil rights and racial equality. As an ex-slave, his inspiration grew beyond his boarders to reach the whole world. Without any formal education, Douglass escaped slavery and became a respected American diplomat, a counselor to four presidents, a highly regarded speaker, and an influential writer. By common consent Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845) is recognized as the best among the many slave narratives that appeared before the Civil War....   [tags: American History]

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Gatsby’s Unrealistic American Dream in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The term “American Dream” is defined as an idea which believes that all people have the possibility of prosperity and success. The idea first came from James Adams, a noted American writer and historian. He claimed, “Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement.” Therefore, the core concepts of the American Dream were closely linked to hard work and opportunity. However, this idea began to lose its value when people started to use unethical methods to become wealthy....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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