I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
– Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte was an English novelist and poet who is prominently known for her epic and only novel, Wuthering Heights. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Bronte, another famous writer. As a child, she had access to various published works, which sparked her interest in writing. Closely born, Bronte and her siblings entertained themselves by imagining and enacting stories with exotic kingdoms, castles, prince and princesses with their toys. Emily wrote and published under male pen name Ellis Bell. Emily and her sister Anne’s poems and fictional characters revolved around an imaginary world called Gondal island (a Gothic fantasy island located in Northern Pacific). Few of her poetry works include Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell – an anthology of poems by Bronte sisters, A.G.A to A.E, The complete poems of Emily Jane Bronte, A little while, a little while and The Starry night shall tidings bring. Unfortunately, Emily, her brother Branwell and sister Anne succumbed to tuberculosis within a span of few months.
I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born
In secret pleasure – secret tears
This changeful life has slipped away
As friendless after eighteen years
As lone as on my natal day
There have been times I cannot hide
There have been times when this was drear
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