(1) :Ā painfully affecting the feelings:Ā PIERCING

(2):Ā deeply affecting:Ā TOUCHING

This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris KnutsenĀ and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, it states, “After that, I found Lucy’s lettersĀ Poignant in a way that they hadn’tĀ seemed before.

The word Poignant describes the sense of sadness. In the sentence, theĀ author is talking about how she felt a sense of sadness from Lucy’s letters.

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