The Faith of Emily Bronte's Immortality Creed
Author(s): Lawrence J. Starzyk
Source: Victorian Poetry, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter, 1973), pp. 295-305
Published by: West Virginia University Press
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LAWRENCE . STARZYK
Abstract. Emily Bronte responds in "No Coward Soul Is Mine" to the
question- How demonstrate the immortality of the soul without the
traditional basis of religious faith in a world characterizedby flux? The
narratorof Bronte's poem immediatelyrecognizesthat external reality gives
the lie to the notion of the soul's immortality, for if existence is subject...