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Emily Bronte... HELP!!
Posted by: Shaina (---.ne.client2.attbi.com)
Date: March 19, 2003 06:06PM

can anyone tell me what "Sympathy" by Emily Bronte is about?

There should be no despair for you
While nightly stars are burning,
While evening pours its silent dew
And sunshine gilds the morning.


There should be no despair, though tears
May flow down like a river:
Are not the best beloved of years
Around your heart forever?


They weep - you weep - it must be so;
Winds sigh as you are sighing,
And Winter sheds his grief in snow
Where Autumn's leaves are lying:


Yet these revive, and from their fate
Your fate cannot be parted,
Then journey on, if not elate,
Still, never broken-hearted!


Re: Emily Bronte... HELP!!
Posted by: Desi (---.clientlogic.ie)
Date: March 20, 2003 07:13AM

It is a comforting poem. She says to someone, it is ok to be sad, to cry, but you should not despair, because it will be fine in the end. She compares it to the turning of the seasons: after winter, there is the spring.


Re: Emily Bronte... HELP!!
Posted by: minu (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: March 24, 2003 02:10AM

can anyone help me with "at castle wood" by emily bronte? i'd really appreciate it! thank you

At Castle Wood
by: Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848)

The day is done, the winter sun
Is setting in its sullen sky;
And drear the course that has been run,
And dim the hearts that slowly die.
No star will light my coming night;
No morn of hope for me will shine;
I mourn not heaven would blast my sight,
And I ne'er longed for joys divine.

Through life's hard task I did not ask
Celestial aid, celestial cheer;
I saw my fate without its mask,
And met it too without a tear.

The grief that pressed my aching breast
Was heavier far than earth can be;
And who would dread eternal rest
When labour's hour was agony?

Dark falls the fear of this despair
On spirits born of happiness;
But I was bred the mate of care,
The foster-child of sore distress.

No sighs for me, no sympathy,
No wish to keep my soul below;
The heart is dead in infancy,
Unwept-for let the body go.


Re: Emily Bronte... HELP!!
Posted by: minu (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: March 24, 2003 02:11AM

can anyone help me with "at castle wood" by emily bronte? i'd really appreciate it! thank you

At Castle Wood
by: Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848)

The day is done, the winter sun
Is setting in its sullen sky;
And drear the course that has been run,
And dim the hearts that slowly die.
No star will light my coming night;
No morn of hope for me will shine;
I mourn not heaven would blast my sight,
And I ne'er longed for joys divine.

Through life's hard task I did not ask
Celestial aid, celestial cheer;
I saw my fate without its mask,
And met it too without a tear.

The grief that pressed my aching breast
Was heavier far than earth can be;
And who would dread eternal rest
When labour's hour was agony?

Dark falls the fear of this despair
On spirits born of happiness;
But I was bred the mate of care,
The foster-child of sore distress.

No sighs for me, no sympathy,
No wish to keep my soul below;
The heart is dead in infancy,
Unwept-for let the body go.




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