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As long as though hast loved the night. Whose silence wakes my song.
Beneath the church-yard stone. I shall have time enough to mourn.
And thou to be alone. The setting for this captivating poem by Emily Bronte is on a cloudless summer night as the speaker sits mesmerized by the enchanting view that is visible through her open parlour window.
However, the poem subsequently took on a rather dark, sinister feeling as the night and its inhabitants including the wind and the dark woods seemed to be trying to seduce the speaker and to lure her into the blackness and what may lie beyond. Perhaps she is lonely and a bit depressed, and her inner fears surface on this dark night.
The Night-wind. In summer's mellow midnight, A cloudless moon shone through. Our open parlour window, And rose-trees wet with dew. I sat in silent musing;. The Night-Wind. Additional Information. Year Published: ; Language: English; Country of Origin: England; Source: Bronte, A., Bronte, C., and Bronte.
The speaker fights back against these images in her mind and to pull herself out of this dark place. Personification plays a part in this poem as the wind speaks and seduces.
There are four-line stanzas with the second and fourth line rhyming. The words are very descriptive. The poem has a nice flow and is very effective at inviting the readers to experience the situation with the speaker. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home.
I love the dark, mysterious atmosphere that surrounds this entity or force called the Night-Wind. A reader wrote us last week with two questions prompted by careful observation: 1. Interpretation of symbols by a reader of every work of literature depends on a lot of factors starting from the background knowledge and ending with the emotional state at the time of reading. Heavy looms the dull sky, Heavy rolls the sea; And heavy throbs the young heart Beneath that lonely tree. Wind finds a lot of interpretations.
Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. As long as thou hast loved the night Whose silence wakes my song. This is one of my favourite poems by Emily Bronte. I love the dark, mysterious atmosphere that surrounds this entity or force called the Night-Wind. In the novel, love is dark and destructive but also all-pervading and eternal.