On the Death of Anne Brontë

Nicole DeFord performing a poem written by Charlotte Brontë

Performed on December 18th or 19th in Mr. Vollrath's room

The loss of a family member can be hard on a person. The sad grieving process that one has to cope with makes everything worse. Imagine Charlotte, losing her sister, Anne, to tuberculosis at age 27. They were best friends and even wrote poetry together. The poem focuses on the sadness of Charlotte and the thoughts going through her head. The first line starts out by saying "There's little joy in life for me" and this sets the mood for the rest of the poem.