I'm a student wondering if my English teacher would accept a sentence as grammatically correct. I've read a lot of books, especially old classics, that give examples or instances in the present tense, such as this quote from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings:
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence.
She doesn't use "an adult American Negro female may emerge," but rather uses it in the present tense? Sort of? Am I making sense here?
The mother who loses one son to Nazi gunfire and one to the white hoods of the Klan sees their deaths as one and the same – meaningless killings caused by a foreign people, fueled by cold hate
Is this sentence grammatically correct?
What is this type of tense called?
How can I improve the title to this question? :)