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How is “Eyre” pronounced in “Jane Eyre?”

December 27, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Literature

Eyre in Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel, is correctly pronounced as if spelled air. It is frequently mispronounced ire, to rhyme with dire. The proper pronunciation of the heroine’s surname is indicated in Chapter XI of the book in the following dialogue between Jane Eyre and her pupil, little Adele wrens: “And Mademoiselle—what is …

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