Emily Brontë Questions and Answers

Emily Brontë

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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This is probably one of my favorite poems by Emily Bronte. She writes so quietly and seductively in this poem. The poem starts out with the lines "In summer's mellow midnight, a cloudless moon...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2014, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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Interesting question. I would say no, not evil per se, but rather the seduction of the wild, the untamed, and anything that goes beyond limits. In many systems, some of these things would be evil,...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2007, 12:08 am (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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