Hope In Charlotte Bronte's Poem, Life

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Brontë has an interesting look on hope. In her poem called “life” she explains some days you might have rough cloudy days, causing you to trudge but hope will pick you up and your despair will vanish. On the other hand, Emily Dickinson has a slightly different look comparing hope to an undefeatable bird. The theme they have in common is hope, though it is described In different ways it has similar qualities.
In Charlotte Bronte’s poem, “Life” she explains life will not be perfect, you will wake up hearing the pitter patter of the rain falling and think to yourself it is going to be a dull/gloomy day, but “the shower will make the roses bloom” giving us an appealing sight of the vibrant flowers. Bronte plays a figurative role in this stanza comparing “gloomy
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This strengthens Bronte’s messag e of the poem because death is a stern topic that everyone can relate to in some way, focusing all the readers attention to what the poem’s message is trying to portray.
Bronte’s poem helps captivate the reader with the flow of the poem through rhyme. Every stanza has a different rhyme scheme. The first stanza’s rhyme scheme is ABCBDEDE, second stanza is ABCB, and the third stanza is ABABCDCDEFEF. In contrast Dickinson’s poem uses roundabout rhymes instead of neatly rhyming everything like Bronte had; although Dickinson does not have the flow to the poem she can still captivate her readers attention through her roundabout rhymes.
What the reader can take form both poems is, that hope is a never-ending force within us that can help us open our eyes to see that there will never be a bad situation that last a life time everything will pass. Even when the odds are and we see only negative signs pointing toward a bad situation we need to have hope so that even on the darkest of days we will continue to take that next step forward, no matter how hard it may be, in pursuit of something

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