Vocabulary in On the Death of Anne Bronte

Vocabulary Examples in On the Death of Anne Bronte:

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"benighted..."   (On the Death of Anne Bronte)

“Benighted” is a state of pitiful intellectual or moral ignorance. It generally comes from one’s lack of opportunity. It can also signify that something has been overtaken by darkness or ignorance.

"sigh..."   (On the Death of Anne Bronte)

The noun “sigh” is an interesting word choice here because of its connotations. A “sigh” generally signals dejection, weariness, longing, pain, or relief. If this subject is on her deathbed, one might expect to hear groans, coughs, breaths, etc. In characterizing the sounds coming from her subject as a “sigh,” the speaker suggests that the subject is longing for death and weary of her situation.

"parting hour..."   (On the Death of Anne Bronte)

The “parting hour” means the last hour before one’s death. In this line the speaker describes “seeing” her sister’s final moments before death.