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The author that I chose to research was Eudora Welty. Her father is from Ohio and he became a teacher in West Virginia. He met his wife in West Virginia, she was also a teacher. Welty got a job as a journalist, copier and photographer for the Works Progress Administration. The article that I read said that these latter jobs took her through Mississippi. From these experiences, she based her stories. She saw a lot of the problems that were happening in the 1900s in Mississippi. She was respected by many writers, but she was often times criticized by others as a oversensitive feminist writer.
The poem that I liked that we read about in class was For Brothers Everywhere. I like this poem because I love basketball and that was what it was talking about. I liked how the poem used slang so you could understand their culture better. I also thought that some of the slang terms were funny. I like how the poem was titled too. I like how it talks about almost every basketball move. Also it goes into a lot of detail, which I thought was creative. I don't have any questions about this poem except I don't know when it was written.
My favorite word in the poem is thunderclouds. Thunderclouds are very interesting because they are very powerful. It is a powerful thing in real life and when used in this poem. I also like this word thunderclouds because whenever I think about them I get out of the way. When I see this in a poem about basketball I see it as telling people to get out of the way or you will get hurt. I can picture a big man raising up out of the air to dunk on someone. A thundercloud is a cloud filled with electricity that puts out thunder and lightening. A thundercloud is filled with energy and so are the basketball players in the poem For Brothers Everywhere.