Charlotte Bronte Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 24 pages of information about the life of Charlotte Bronte.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Charlotte Bronte

Although Charlotte Brontë is one of the most famous Victorian women writers, only two of her poems are widely read today, and these are not her best or most interesting poems. Like her contemporary Elizabeth Barrett Browning, she experimented with the poetic forms that became the characteristic modes of the Victorian period--the long narrative poem and the dramatic monologue--but unlike Browning, Brontë gave up writing poetry at the beginning of her professional career, when she became identified in the public mind as the author of the popular novel Jane Eyre (1847). Included in this novel are the two songs by which most people know her poetry today. Brontë's decision to abandon poetry for novel writing exemplifies the dramatic shift in literary tastes and the marketability of literary genres--from poetry to prose fiction--that occurred in the 1830s and 1840s. Her experience as a poet thus reflects...

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