The author's courageous attempt to create a near-perfect amalgamation of colors, heritage and cultures is met with unforeseen hurdles. Helpless, the author calls herself a white woman with a dark story.
Having read Dahl's Matilda at 11 herself and then experiencing multiple cultures; the author goes through one end of the spectrum of not reading to the other end of the spectrum of becoming a bibliophile.
The author's experience of living in a new city is marred and streaked by the effect the city has on her, mentally as well as physically. She traverses the divide as best as she possibly can and finds herself short of being understood.
Proximity to—and from—Bodies: The Civil War Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
The author studies the seemingly dichotomous take on war in Walt Whitman's and Emily Dickinson's poetry; and argues for the congruency it attains underlining sufferings and deaths. Further, she notes the heavy usage of punctuations in Dickinson's war poetry and theorizes what it represents.