Summary and Critical Appreciation of “No Coward Soul Is Mine” by Emily Bronte

1. Summary and Critical Appreciation of “No Coward Soul Is Mine” By Emily Bronte
            “No Coward Soul Is Mine” by Emily Bronte is a beautiful and thought provoking poem by Emily Bronte. She discusses man’s relation to God. This poem gives us a clear idea of what type of relation she has with God. She has strong faith in God and shows her ideas and thoughts related to God. She believes that God is the reason that is the main cause of her being alive. God is Omnipresent.
            In the very first stanza, the poetess as a speaker of the poem says that her soul is free of any trouble. Neither she is coward, nor does she tremble at the troubles she is faced with in the world. In the world, there is nothing that can shake the very foundation of her soul. Then, she tells why she thinks so and why she has faith like this. She tells that it is so because she believes in God. She says that she is witnessing the glories of heaven shining that keep her safe from any kind of trouble. The power of heaven keeps her safe from every calamity and grief.
            In the second stanza, she is addressing directly to God. She says that God is the real and motivating force that gives her confidence and power to face the problems and the challenges of the world.
            In the third stanza, she discusses the man’s needs and wants that persuade a man from money to love but this is not likable and appreciable to God. She censures this kind of man and shows great contempt and harsh attitude towards such man.
            In the fourth stanza, she again makes a plea to the people to turn their idle ways and to have full and implicit faith in God.  Like such people, she cannot be turned from her beliefs by such idle ways.
            In the fifth stanza, the poetess says that she believes in God’s spirit. It is all powerful and present everywhere at any time in the world. It is like love that possesses the whole universe. It may be in any form i.e. ‘rear’ or ‘create’ but it is always present and will remain present forever and ever.
            In the sixth stanza and seventh stanza, she believes again stresses her point of view that God is always present and will always be present even if the world ceases existing. However, life will not cease existing in nature. She claims that Death can do nothing to her because she believes that she has belief in the life life-after in nature.                                                                                  (Words: 424)