Poems of Emily Brontë

by Emily Brontë

Poems of Emily Brontë

This collection includes poems written by Emily Brontë and originally published under the androgynous pen name Ellis Bell.

Source: Bronte, A., Bronte, C., and Bronte, E. (1846). Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. London, England: Aylott and Jones.

The speaker anticipates while others dread.
The Bluebell
The speaker celebrates the beauty of the bluebell and all it represents.
The speaker describes the effects of death.
The Elder’s Rebuke
An elder tries to pass on knowledge, knowing the attempt is futile.
The speaker offers comfort to her sister regarding their mother’s passing.
Faith and Despondency
A father and child discuss death.
Honour's Martyr
The speaker wrestles with a decision to be true to self vs. others.
The speaker criticizes the idea of hope.
The Lady to Her Guitar
A guitar brings back old memories.
Last Words
The speaker bids goodbye.
Love and Friendship
A comparison of love and friendship.
My Comforter
A poem of thanks.
The Night-Wind
The wind pays visit to the speaker, bringing thoughts of life and death.
No Coward Soul Is Mine
The speaker is brave because of the strength of her faith.
The Old Stoic
The speaker focuses on all that is important.
The Philosopher
Philosophy fails to provide the answers he is seeking.
Plead for Me
The speaker considers the choices he has made.
The Prisoner
The prisoner teaches about the true bonds of imprisonment.
The speaker questions her life’s purpose and accomplishments.
Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee
The speaker calls someone back from his journeying.
A reflection on one who is gone.
"Often rebuked, yet always back returning, To those first feelings that were born with me,"
The speaker contrasts night and day.
Words of sympathy are offered.
The Two Children
A sad boy is protected by love.
The Visionary
The speaker waits by her lamp for a visitor.
The Wanderer from the Fold
The speaker talks of her grief.
A Little While, A Little While
The speaker questions the fleeting nature of life and beauty, but discovers there is more to consider.
A Daydream
The speaker questions the fleeting nature of life and beauty, but discovers there is more to consider.
A Death-Scene
The speaker pleads with another to fight death, but is reprimanded for her pleas.
Loud Without the Wind Was Roaring
The speaker talks of her homesickness.
Warning and Reply
The differences between life and death are exposed.
To Imagination
The speaker describes the pleasures of imagination.
  • Year Published: 1846
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
  • Word Count: 8,653
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: age, beauty, bravery, choice, comfort, courage, day, death, desolation, dreams, expectation, faith, fear, friendship, grief, honor, honour, hope, imprisonment, knowledge, legacy, life, loss, love, loyalty, morality, mortality, nature, night, parting, philosophy, pride, purpose, recollection, reflection, sadness, silence, sympathy, thankful, truth
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