(1) : painfully affecting the feelings: PIERCING
(2): deeply affecting: TOUCHING
This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris Knutsen and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, it states, “After that, I found Lucy’s letters Poignant in a way that they hadn’t seemed before.
The word Poignant describes the sense of sadness. In the sentence, the author is talking about how she felt a sense of sadness from Lucy’s letters.