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Charlotte Brontë

What message does the poet give us in "Life" by Charlotte Brontë?

The message in Charlotte Brontë’s poem “Life” is that we should be hopeful rather than hopeless and optimistic rather than pessimistic. In the first stanza, Brontë lists a series of weather events...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 10:34 am UTC

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Why did Charlotte Bronte pretend to be a male author ?

Regarding her choice of nom de plume, Charlotte Bronte herself wrote, Averse to public publicity, we veiled our own names to Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In addition to realizing that it would...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2010 1:20 am UTC

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What is the message of the poem "Life" by Charlotte Bronte?

Initially, the narrator suggests that sometimes life can seem bleak but then the sadness gives way to happier times. She says, "Oft a little morning rain / Foretells a pleasant day." In other...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 5:21 pm UTC

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The poet in "Life" says that sages describe life as dark and gloomy. Does she agree with them?

The opening lines of "Life" read: Life, believe, is not a dreamSo dark as sages say From these lines, and specifically from the word "not," it would appear that the poet certainly does not agree...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019 8:30 am UTC

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What remark does the poet make about rain in the poem "Life" by Charlotte Brontë?

The poem "Life" by Charlotte Brontë is not a nature poem that describes rain or scenery for its own sake, but rather, as the title suggests, it is a meditation on the nature of our lives and uses...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2017 7:25 am UTC

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According to the poet, why should we not lose hope as said in the poem?

Charlotte Brontë's poem begins with three images involving rain: the morning rain that precedes a pleasant day, the dark rain-clouds that soon disperse and the showers that make roses bloom. In the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 10:08 am UTC

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According to the poem "Life," what seems to win initially, and what does it win over?

Initially, in "Life," the happier parts of life seem to win over life's sad or "dark" aspects. The poem's speaker, for example, first likens the sadness we sometimes experience to a morning...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2020 12:26 pm UTC

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"The human heart has hidden treasures, / In secret kept, in silence sealed; / The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams,...

These words come from the first stanza of "Evening Solace" by Charlotte Brontë. Though mainly known as a novelist, she also wrote some pretty good poetry, and this is undoubtedly one of her better...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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Write a note on Charlotte Bronte as a novelist.

Charlotte Bronte, along with her sisters Emily and Anne, achieved success in the literary world despite the obstacles of genteel poverty, the provinical community in which they lived, and the...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2010 5:46 pm UTC

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Discuss the representation of women in the works of Charlotte Brönte.

Certainly, Charlotte Bronte broke from the customary representation of women in Victorian literature as the frail, submissive, pretty, but ignorant female. From the beginning, little, orphaned,...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2013 1:46 am UTC

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How can the literary elements in the 2011 film (directed by Cary Fukunaga) based on Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane...

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was significantly influenced by the Gothic literature movement, which focused on mystery, suspense, death, and chaos in the context of the late eighteenth and early...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 7:09 pm UTC

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