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“On the Death of Anne Bronte” by Charlotte Bronte

The loss of a sister inspires poetry

In England in the 1840s, one of the most revered literary families was the Bronte sisters, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte. The parents, Patrick and Maria, had five girls and one boy. Their mother died while all the … Continue reading

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“Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson

A poem that describes an encounter with mortality

“Because I could not stop for death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And immortality.” Emily Dickinson, born in 1830, was in many ways a living contradiction. She was raised in a Calvinist, orthodox, conservative … Continue reading

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“On the Death of Anne Brontë” by Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë’s beautiful poem captures the painful grief people experience when they lose a beloved sibling for whom they would have done anything to spare them from the physical and emotional anguish of dying

Charlotte Brontë’s tribute poem to the loss of her baby sister, Anne, serves as an example of the reflections that occur in a grieving person’s mind when they lose someone for whom they deeply loved and cared. Within the span … Continue reading

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The Importance of Memories

Anne Bronte's poem teaches a lesson in remembering loved ones

You’re probably familiar with the works of Charlotte and Emily Bronte; but what you may not know is that they had a younger sister, Anne, who was also a writer. Unfortunately, the successes of her older siblings tended to leave … Continue reading

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On the “Golden Wings” of Hope

Charlotte Bronte's poem promotes optimism in times of sadness

One of my favorite books is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte; but on top of being a talented novelist, Bronte was also quite a skilled poet. My selection for this week is her poem “Life,” which conveys the beautiful message … Continue reading

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