Bronte poetry

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Key themes

  • Nature
  • Religion
  • Death
  • Separation
  • Youth and innocence
  • Loneliness
  • Despair
  • Reminiscant / nostalgia
  • Imaginary worlds - Gondal / Angria
  • Love - unrequited, family
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Language features

  • Personification
  • Imagery - natural
  • Pathetic fallacy
  • Archaic / biblical language
  • Syntactical inversion
  • Imperative sentences
  • Alliteration
  • Sybillents
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Emotive language
  • List of three
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Structural features

  • Stanzas
  • Four lines per stanza
  • Rhyme schemes - ABAB rhyme scheme or rhyming couplets
  • Iambic pentameter
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Form

  • Regular rhyme with occasional irregularities
  • Elegy
  • Monologue
  • Epistolary
  • Syntactical inversion
  • Forms part of a larger fictional construct (Gondal / Angria)
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