Anne Brontë Poems

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.’ 

The Captive Dove

by Anne Brontë

‘The Captive Dove’ by Anne Brontë is a powerful example of her verse that reminds readers that all living things desire freedom.

The poem reflects Anne Brontë's deep empathy for the oppressed and the marginalized. It is a testament to her poetic talent and ability to empathize with the natural world.

Poor restless dove, I pity thee;

And when I hear thy plaintive moan,

I mourn for thy captivity,

And in thy woes forget mine own.

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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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