Emily Brontë’s Poetry

Emily Brontë's Poetry In Sally Wainwright’s biopic about the Brontë family To Walk Invisible, one of my favourite scenes shows Charlotte discovering Emily’s poetry for the first time. While Charlotte starts reading her work, (a mixture of The Prisoner and High Waving Heather) we too hear it in Emily’s voice, the scene crossed with Emily... Continue Reading →

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Spring in Winchester

Spring in Winchester "And the Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere" - Percy Bysshe Shelley  It’s been harder to enjoy spring this year, as the nice weather has coincided with looming deadlines and the end of the academic year. This spring has felt even more stressful as it’s... Continue Reading →

Spring in Literature

Spring in Literature “London was beginning to illuminate herself against the night. Electric lights sizzled and jagged in the main thoroughfares, gas-lamps in the side streets glimmered a canary gold or green. The sky was a crimson battlefield of spring, but London was not afraid.” – Howards End by E.M Forester Spring was my favourite... Continue Reading →

Woman Of The Month: Anne Brontë

“To represent a bad thing in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it the most honest, or the safest? Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young a nd thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with... Continue Reading →

Winter in Literature

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again." - Winter by Ali Smith   Winter has never been my favourite season, especially in literature. It feels at times too aligned with darkness and coldness, especially once the magic of Christmas gets stripped away.... Continue Reading →

Autumn in Literature

While I wrote this post it was a Saturday afternoon and I was listening to the sound of rain and thunder while wearing a cosy jumper sipping a cup of tea. I even lit a scented candle, (something I’ve been doing a lot this week) and it felt like the best time to write a... Continue Reading →

Favourite Poems

I have had a tricky relationship with poetry in the past, most especially when I’ve studied it. Whenever I had to examine poems I mostly experienced the same reaction that sure, some poems were nice to read and contemplate for a little while, but that’s where my thoughts stopped. My Experience Studying Poetry  Analysing poetry... Continue Reading →

The Genius of Emily Brontë

It makes me sad to realise I haven’t written anything about Emily Brontë yet, so far she has only been a passing mention in my posts about the Brontë family, so I wanted to express my love and appreciation for her writing in this post. Emily is seen to be tough, quiet, stubborn, a genius who was... Continue Reading →

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