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 is a famous poet. She wrote one novel and several poems during her lifetime. Her one and only novel is Wuthering Heights. She was born in Yorkshire, England. Her parents’ names are Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She had five siblings.


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



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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. She passed away on December 19, 1848, in Yorkshire, England. She is buried in St Michael and All Angels' Church in West Yorkshire, England. She died from tuberculosis and a broken heart. She passed away almost three months after her brother died.

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 of them 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 wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Here are the two books she wrote:

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

6. Here is a list of Emily Bronte’s siblings:

  • 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 was three years old when her mother died from cancer. Her and her siblings were raised by their father and their mother’s sister, Elizabeth Branwell.

8. At the age of six (1824) Emily Bronte attended the Clergy Daughters' School. She did not attend the school for a long 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 had a dog named Keeper. She loved him dearly. She painted a watercolor of Keeper on April 24, 1838. Keeper loved Emily and 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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