Emily Bronte was born in 1818 and belonged to the Romantic convention. Although Remembrance is not Bronte’s most famous poem, she did in fact become more famous with her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights and is now considered a classic of English literature. Emily, and her sister Anne were both very imaginative and sometimes their creations were very exaggerative. Bronte was the third youngest of the four surviving siblings. They lived under the strict governance of their religious father in which they grew isolated and lonely, which can be seen in their work. All three sisters are famous for their romantic style of writing. The poem Remembrance is related to Ro...
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...antic elements, Bronte has helped me to reflect and sympathise on those who have lost a loved one, and also for me to appreciate that I have not yet lost a loved one. Through the theme of this poem, remembering becomes present in my mind when I am reading, and through the repetition, forces me to reminisce on the people that I love and who love me. The historical and cultural background reflected in Remembrance in somewhat similar to the sense of loss that has been felt across centuries and remains the same today. The idea of loss in the poem and the context used has stimulated my understanding of the concept of love and also helped me to appreciate the love that I experience every day.
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