Emily Brontë 1818-1848 Grew up in empty moorlands of northern England Father= clergyman Mother = died when Emily was 3 Educated at home Teacher for 6 months, resigned Died of tuberculosis a year after publishing her only novel
Emily Brontë’s writing Created imaginary world in writing: Gondal Setting for many of her best poems Wrote a lot about her home landscape (moors) Published a book of poetry with sisters Emily’s 21 poems were considered the best Wrote one novel Wuthering Heights
Thomas Hardy 1840-1928 Grew up in rural southwest England Educated as child, never went to college Thought about becoming a man of the church, but lost his religious faith Worked for an architect 1st wife encouraged him to write
Thomas Hardy’s Writing Pessimistic view of life Wrote about the difficulty people experience when trying to rise above their circumstances Central theme: the struggle of man against the force that governs the world and causes him to suffer in life and love Wrote tragic novels: Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Disturbed readers Quit writing fiction, moved to poetry
“Remembrance”1. (1) Who is the speaker addressing?2. (2) What question is being asked?3. (3) How long has it been since her love died?4. (4) What does the speaker ask forgiveness for?5. (5) What is the speaker saying in this stanza?6. (6) What did the speaker have to learn to do?7. (7) The speaker must ‘forget’ _________ and ignore her desire to _________ .8. (8) What is the speaker scared of doing and why?
“„Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?‟” 1. 1st person she thinks is digging: Reason it’s not: 2. 2nd person she thinks is digging: Reason it’s not: 3. 3rd person she thinks is digging: Reason it’s not: 4. Who is it? 5. Why does the speaker believe the digging is happening? 6. What is the real reason for the digging? 7. Overall message:
Classwork p. 970, #s 1, 4 p. 974, #s 1, 5 p. 975, #s 2, 4