Examine Romantic characteristics of Emily Bronte in her poem Remembrance?

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Michael Ugulini | (Level 3) Educator

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Romantic characteristics of Emily Bronte in her poem "Remembrance" include references to nature. This is exemplified in the opening line:

Cold in the earth -- and the deep snow piled above thee,

Another Romantic characteristic of the poem are the intense and poignant feelings that the author reveals concerning love as well as the loss of a loved one. Romanticism focuses on heartfelt feelings and emotions, more so than matter-of-fact objective thought that deals with facts and does not always allude to the emotion and feelings that underly situations and evensts in people's lives. An example of feelings and emotion are in this line:

All my life's bliss is in the grave with thee.

Furthermore, another example of Romantic characteristics in Emily Bronte's poem are her refernces to life and death and having to go on in this physical life despite suffering tragedy and/or loss. This is shown in the following line:

Then did I check the tears of useless passion --
Weaned my young soul from yearning after thine;

Therefore, the poem, with its Romantic characteristics, deals with the harsh realities of life and death and the impact on individuals' as they strive to cope in an often difficult world.

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