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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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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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