Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë is one of the three Brontë sisters. She is best remembered for her novels, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey. She is less well-known than her two sisters, but she was also an accomplished poet, writing pieces like ‘Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day.’ 

Despondency

by Anne Brontë

‘Despondency’ by Anne Brontë is a spiritual poem about rekindling one’s passion for God. The poem hinges on the speaker’s self-reflection and the emotions it stirs in them.

My God! O Let Me Call Thee Mine!

by Anne Brontë

‘My God! O Let Me Call Thee Mine!’ by Anne Brontë is a prayer that takes the form of a poem. In it, the speaker makes their requests known to God, while reverencing him.

The Penitent

by Anne Brontë

‘The Penitent’ by Anne Brontë is a religious poem about repentant souls. The poem portrays its subject’s pursuit of salvation while encouraging them to hold onto their newfound faith.

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