Wednesday, March 13

Facts about Emily Bronte

Learn some quick facts about 
Emily Bronte.  


This week’s famous poet is Emily Bronte. Last week’s famous poet was Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte, a renowned poet, left a significant mark on the literary world. She penned one novel, the iconic Wuthering Heights, and several poignant poems during her lifetime. Born in Yorkshire, England, she was the daughter of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell, and had five siblings. Her life was not without its share of hardships and joys, which often found their way into her writings.


Keep reading to find out more about Emily Bronte. 


Here is a list of some poems by Emily Bronte: 

  • Long neglect has worn away
  • At Castle Wood
  • Encouragement
  • Hope
  • Love and Friendship
  • Spellbound
  • The Prisoner
  • Come Hither, Child
  • Fall, Leaves, Fall
  • No Coward Soul Is Mine

Parents/caretakers, be sure poems are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


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Quick facts about Emily Bronte: 

1. She was born July 30, 1818, in Yorkshire, England. 

2. Emily Bronte was 30 years old when she died in Yorkshire, England on December 19, 1848. Her final resting place is at St Michael and All Angels' Church in West Yorkshire, England. Like her life and work, her burial site holds a special significance in the literary world. It is a pilgrimage site for many of her admirers, who come to pay their respects to the brilliant poet who left an indelible mark on literature.

3. The following is one of Emily Bronte’s poems: 


The Old Stoic

Riches I hold in light esteem,

And love I laugh to scorn;

And lust of fame was but a dream,

That vanish'd with the morn:


And if I pray, the only prayer

That moves my lips for me

Is, "Leave the heart that now I bear,

And give me liberty!"


Yes, as my swift days near their goal,

'Tis all that I implore:

In life and death, a chainless soul,

With courage to endure.


(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. Emily Bronte wrote essays, but only about nine survived through the years. Emily also wrote stories with her siblings when they were younger. They created stories about a world called Angria.

5. Emily Bronte, a poet with a unique pen name, Ellis Bell, wrote two notable books:

  • Wuthering Heights, A Novel (Ellis Bell)
  • Poems (written by the three Bronte sisters)

6. Emily Bronte was part of a talented and close-knit family. Here is a list of her siblings, all of whom made significant contributions to literature:

  • Maria Bronte (April 23, 1814 - May 6, 1825)
  • Elizabeth Bronte (February 8, 1815 - June 15, 1825)
  • Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 - March 31, 1855)
  • Branwell Bronte (June 26, 1817 - September 24, 1848)
  • Anne Bronte (January 17, 1820 - May 28, 1849

7. Emily Bronte's early life was marked by the loss of her mother when she was just three years old. She and her siblings were then raised by their father and their mother’s sister, Elizabeth Branwell. This close-knit family dynamic, despite the hardships they faced, played a significant role in shaping Emily's character and her writing.

8. At age six (1824), Emily Bronte attended the Clergy Daughters' School. She did not attend the school for an extended period of time. Her two oldest sisters got sick from the poor conditions of the school and passed away. Emily and her remaining siblings were homeschooled after that. When Emily was seventeen, she went to Roe Head Girls' School. Her sister Charlotte was a teacher there. Emily did not stay long, though. She got homesick and went back home.

9. Emily Bronte's love extended beyond her writing. She had a loyal companion, a dog named Keeper, who she adored. On April 24, 1838, she painted a watercolor of Keeper. Keeper's love for Emily was evident as he mourned for her at her funeral.


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Books by Emily Bronte: 

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

2. The Complete Poems by Emily Bronte

3. The Bronte Sisters Boxed Set: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Villette


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"She burned too bright for this world."—Emily Bronte




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Mimi is the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. She loves learning, reading, drawing, and writing. She is a homeschooling mother of two children and she has two adult children that have already left the nest.

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