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Poetry Poject on Emily Bronte
Transcript of Poetry Poject on Emily Bronte
Bronte Sisters Sample Poetry
Born in Thorton, Yorkshire, England, on July 30, 1818, Emily Jane Bronte lived a quiet life in Yorkshire with er clergyman father; brother Branwell; and two sisters , Charlotte and Anne (Emily). Emily died on December 19,1848, in Haworth, Yorkshire, England. 1848 was the same year her brother Branwell Passed away.
Romanticism is the theory, practice, and style
of romantic art, music, and literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Romanticism is usually in opposition of Classicism. Classicism is essentially the pursuit of rationality and intellectuality. Victorian era generally shifted away from Romanticism and towards Classicism. However, Emily Bronte does not strictly follow traditional romantic ideas; she is also influenced by the rise of women in the Victorian age (Emily's Romanticism). Emily's sheltered and religious upbringing is directly reflected in her writing.
Emily's father was a strict Evangelical minister which influenced her poetry. Evangelicalism stressed the reality of the inner life. With this religious upbringing, the importance of religion would have been installed at an early age (Emily Romanticism).
Born on July 30, 1818
Emily is the fifth child of Reverend Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte.
A few months after moving to Haworth in April 1821, her mother died from cancer. her death came nearly nine months after giving birth to her sister, Anne.
At the age of 6, Emily was sent to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge with Charlotte and her two older sisters, Elizabeth and Maria.
Both sisters got seriously ill in school and returned home, where they died of TB in 1825.
She came form a poor family and tried to find work.
She became a teacher at the Law Hill School in September 1837. She left her position the following march.
Emily's brother Branwell and sister Charlotte went to study in Brussels in 1842, but the death of their aunt Elizabeth forced them to return home.
Some of Emily's earliest known works involve a fictional world called Gondal, which she made with her sister Anne. She wrote both prose and poems about this imaginary place and its inhabitants. Along with other poems. Her sister Charlotte discovered some of Emily's poems and decided to publish them along with some of her own and some of Anne's. The three sisters uses male pen names for their collections. Currer, Ellis, and Action Bell.
At Castle Wood
1.The day is done, the winter sun
Is setting in its sullen sky;
And drear the course that has been run,
And dim the hearts that slowly die.
2.No star will light my coming night;
No morn of hope for me will shine;
I mourn not heaven would blast my sight'
And I ne'er longed for joys divine.
3.Through life's hard task I did not ask
Celestial aid, celestial cheer;
I saw my fate without its mask,
And met it too without a tear.
4.The greif that pressed my aching breast
Was heavier far than earth can be;
And who would dread eternal rest
When labour's hour was Agony?
5.Dark falls the fear of this despair
On spirits born of happiness;
But I was bred the mate of care,
The foster-child of sore distress.
6.No sights for me, no sympathy,
No wish to keep my soul below;
The heart is dead in infancy,
Unwept-for let the body go.
~ Emily Bronte
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day,
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall?
Life's sunny hours flit by,
Enjoy them as they fly!
What though Death at times steps in
And calls our Best away?
What through sorrow seems to win,
O'er hope,a heavy sway?
Yet hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair!
~ Charlotte Bronte
Oh, I am very weary,
though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tires of weeping,
My heart is sick of woe;
My life is very lonely,
My days pass heavily,
I'm wearing of repining,
Wilt thou not come to me?
Oh, didst thou know my longings
For thee, from day to day,
My hopes, so often blighted,
Thou wouldst not thus delay!
~ Anne Bronte
The song "From Yesterday" by 30 Seconds to Mars directly reflects Emily Bronte's poem
"At Cabin Woods'' because not only are the message similar but they also give the listener or reader a similar seance of imagery.
I chose to do my project on the beautiful and talented poet Emily Bronte because I wanted to study someone whose writing I could resemble to. While on the hunt for poets from the 19th century, I stumbled across her work and her poem "At Cabin Woods" really hit home along with the story of her life. I found myself wanting to learn more and more about her.
You can find my works cited page on the following link!
For Mrs. Norton
English Lit. period 4