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Emily Brontë

Brontë : "The Night is Darkening Round Me" As a beginner in poetry analysis, how can I demonstrate that the form of...

In Emily Bronte's "The Night is Darkening Round Me," each stanza (four-line grouping of lines) reflects the sense repeated at the end of each stanza that the speaker cannot go. The words, as well...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2010 7:13 am UTC

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Analysis of the poem "Hope," by Emily Bronte?

In this ironically cynical poem, Emily Bronte expresses the failure hope had in giving her joy. Hope is supposed to inspire because it is the feeling one has in expectation of something, usually a...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2017 3:35 pm UTC

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Explicate "Spellbound" by Emily Bronte.

While it seems possible to interpret the speaker as resolute and defiant in the face of frightening scenes and possibilities, I think the speaker is more likely powerless and unable to move. After...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 12:07 pm UTC

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Why did Emily Bronte write "Wuthering Heights"?

Although the novel does challenge the social standards of time - particularly class structure - Bronte focuses less on the society and more on the individual. Particularly, Bronte uses the novel...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2008 11:20 am UTC

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How is fidelity shown in the poem "Song" by Emily Bronte?

The speaker says that fidelity or faithfulness towards the dead fades. People don't stay faithful to the dead. They move on. The poem opens with the speaker describing the rocks and flowers and...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2018 2:06 pm UTC

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What is a good thesis statement for a research paper on Emily Bronte? You don't have to tell me what exact thesis...

One of the most interesting things about Emily Bronte (in fact all the Bronte sisters) was the influence of their family life as well as the political (what was happening in Europe at the time) and...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 9:55 pm UTC

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Compare Emily Brontë's poems with John Keats's.

Brontë and Keats have much in common as poets. Both tragically lived short lives, never seeing the magnitude of their literary influence. Almost as if they foresaw their untimely ends, both wrote...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 12:57 pm UTC

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wuthering heights,analyse the character of heathcliff is heathcliff a realistic character or more of a symbolic...

Heathcliff is an archetypal character who represents the very essence of revenge. As such, he cannot be described as realistic. While the reader may sympathize greatly with Heathcliff’s humble...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2009 6:07 am UTC

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In the works, Emily Brontë how are women represented?

Emily Bronte's only novel, Wurthering Heights, depicts strong and passionate women. For example, Catherine, although she loves Heathcliff, refuses to marry him. Catherine believes a union with...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

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How would I apply the psychoanalytic theory on "At Castle Wood" by Emily Bronte?

Your question brings together three large topics/figures. It ties psychoanalytic theory to Sigmund Freud (who developed the theory) to Emily Bronte (one of the most reclusive and contested authors...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2020 3:40 pm UTC

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Analyze Emily Bronte's contributions as a woman to literature. I am looking for what she is considered to be, such as...

It is difficult to evaluate Emily Brontë's contributions specifically in terms of her gender. She published her work under a make pseudonym. Wuthering Heights is generally regarded as one of the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2012 11:59 am UTC

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How did Emily Bronte modify or react to her cultural environment or predominant cultural movements?

Emily Brontë lived a life relatively isolated from the broader cultural currents of the period. She was born in 1818 and died in 1848, at the age of 30. With the exception of a few years away at...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2015 9:16 pm UTC

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Do you agre with the view that Heathchiff is a tragic figure who evokes sympathy? Give reasons in support of your...

We do not know that Heathcliffe is a gypsy child - there are also some theories that he could have been Irish - or a coal-miner's child, which would explain the black. At the time of the Brontes,...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2010 5:21 am UTC

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Discuss the context of "space- sweeping soul" in Bronte's "The Philosopher."

As with so much that Bronte has composed, much can be found in the smallest of details. The line " space- sweeping soul" is one such element. For Bronte, there is a desire to construct something...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2013 11:41 am UTC

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How were the works of female writers like the Bronte sisters looked upon by 19th century society?

Though the works of the Bronte sisters, and other female writers like Jane Austen, were undeniably good, they were looked upon with some criticism or even disregard during the 19th century. The...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016 7:33 pm UTC

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Please give a thorough analysis of "At Castle Wood" by Emily Bronte.

Atmosphere and characterization the two most prominent elements of "At Castle Wood." The poem's speaker describes what appears to be a dark night of the soul and their lack of fear of death in the...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 12:14 pm UTC

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can we find out some innovative ideas in Wuthering House Heathcliff and Cathy are soulmate. if they really came...

To what degree might the students see comparisons in the Twilight series with Wuthering Heights? i would hazard a guess that many of the students have read the series or at least seen the movies....

Latest answer posted December 29, 2009 10:11 am UTC

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