Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë was an English poet and novelist and one of the three Brontë sisters. She is best remembered for her novel Jane Eyre but also wrote numerous engaging poems, many of which were published in Poems of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell in 1846. 

I now had only to retrace

‘I now had only to retrace’ by Charlotte Brontë describes a speaker’s harrowing journey through a rapidly darkening landscape. 

Life

‘Life’ by Charlotte Brontë describes the overwhelming true merriment of life and dispels the images of life a dreary and dark dream to be suffered through.

On the Death of Anne Brontë

‘On the Death of Anne Brontë’ by Charlotte Brontë describes the poet’s grief over her beloved sister’s death and her relief that Anne’s suffering has ended. 

Parting

Brontë’s ‘Parting’ depicts a lover’s thoughts on what separation means for her relationship. 

The Autumn day its course has run

‘The Autumn day its course has run’ by Charlotte Brontë describes the comforting presence of darkness as it travels through a speaker’s home.

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