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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846 (see 1846 in poetry), and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Brontë sisters adopted androgynous first names. All three retained the first letter of their first names: Ch ...more
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Published 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1846)
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This volume of poetry containing poems from all three Bronte sisters was first published in 1846. It sold two copies. Not discouraged, they continued to write (thank goodness) and the following year saw the publication of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey. The following year Emily died (Dec 1848) and six months later Anne died (May 1849). If these sisters had lived to even age 50, it staggers the mind to think what they may have contributed to the world of literature. As it is, the fe ...more
This is my first experience reading poetry. I enjoy the Bronte Sisters style of writing and thought this might be a nice beginning point for me. I found that I had to read the poems occasionally and individually. At first I found my self reading the poem out loud so I could find its cadence. Once I caught the rhythm I would begin again this time listening to the words.

I was divided in my reactions. Some I loved, some I liked, and some I simply scanned. There were several of Charlotte's that touc
Christy B
When reading a poem for the first time, it's not exactly simple to give your immediate thoughts on it. I feel that you need to read a poem a few times over until you can give you honest impressions. That said, it is impossible to give an accurate review of this entire book of poetry by the sisters Brontë only reading it one time through. This is, however, a collection that I will often come back to.

Except maybe Charlotte's.

Charlotte is no great poet. I didn't want to skip over her poetry or even
First of all; Emily Bronte is the most amazing poet i have ever had the pleasure of reading. I always thought it very sad that for the most part of their writing career they had to adopt a male name to their beautiful writing. When i read Emily Bronte's poetry i'm inspired to put pen to paper myself. All three Bronte sisters write with integrity and emotion, almost like you could feel the way they felt when they wrote it. Their style of old English adds character and definition to their work in ...more
Ely (Tea & Titles)
I have to say, I don't think I'm ever going to be a big fan of Emily. Her poems were really good, but I just felt more emotion to Charlotte and Anne's—maybe because I know more about them?
Georgia Lee
Unbelievably moving & relatable poetry that stirs up strong emotions--especially for those who've dealt with heartbreak during their lives.
I feel like I have read just about all of these at one point or another, especially Anne's. I have heard somewhere that out of the three Emily had the true genius for poetry. That may be true, but perhaps I have not grown to understand the depth of her poems. For me, despite my endless appreciation of Charlotte as a novelist, Anne has the best poems. In Anne's poems, there is such religion; such hopelessness but at the time such overwhelming yearning for a life, for a world that is better, that ...more
Rebecca Garratt
Such amazing poems should of red this years ago
Noor Shamieh
Emily < Anne < Charlotte (':
Kerri Thomas
Not a poetry person generally, but picked this book up because the Bronte sisters interest me. Was pleasantly surprised. In particular, I found Charlotte's poetry very moving. She wrote eloquently of her feelings, and her poetry gives a good glimpse into how she felt about herself and her life. Emily's poetry was less personal, more outward looking and quite spiritual. Anne's was a little too religious for me.
Brontes wrote poems before they started writing novels. My favorite poem was by Charlotte Bronte called "Presentiment".
I liked Charlotte's for her language, and Anne's for her optimistic content. Emily was somewhere in between.
James Allen
I enjoyed many of the poems. Others not so well.
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Charlotte Brontë was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. See also Emily Brontë and Anne Brontë.

Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Brontë (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the fam
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“And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in memory’s rapturous pain;
Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
How could I seek the empty world again?”
“In all we do, and hear, and see,
Is restless Toil and Vanity.
While yet the rolling earth abides,
Men come and go like ocean tides”
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