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She has read some of it, and I want very much to hear the rest. She is writing some poetry too. I wonder what it is about. Then a little later, after mentioning Passages in the Life of an Individual, usually assumed to be Agnes Grey, she adds: We have not yet finished our Gondal Chronicles that we began three years and a half ago. When will they be done? The Gondals are at present in a sad state. The Republicans are uppermost, but the Royalists are not quite overcome. The young sovereigns, with their brothers and sisters, are still at the Palace of Instruction.

77So), have more vigour about them than those of Charlotte. The use of natural images never seems strained, although in the early poems contrasts between summer and winter, between calm joy and turbulent sorrow are a little too frequent to be convincing. , p. 131) 41 Emily's use of the single unexpected, sometimes even the colloquial word, is the most obvious stylistic feature distinguishing her work from that of her sisters. The famous poem entitled "The Old Stoic" begins with a stanza which in spite of its skilful use of alliteration and assonance would be fairly trite were it not for the surprising phrase "lust of Fame" in the third line.

It is not clear, however, how much we gain by seeing this rough sketch of Rochester, especially as we know already that the Brontes were interested in the Byronic hero. Other parallels are more strained. Mina Laury is like Jane Eyre in her subservient position and total acceptance of love, but the vital difference between her and Jane is that she is Zamorna's mistress. Attempts to trace the ancestor of Paul Emanuel not in Monsieur Heger, but in Zamorna's happily married prime minister Warner, of Mrs.

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