(1): painfully affecting the feelings: PIERCING
(2): deeply affecting: TOUCHING
In the article “Brooklyn Was Mine” by Jennifer Egan, the author states, “After that, I found Lucy’s letters poignant in a way that they hadn’t seemed before”
In this sentence, Jennifer Egan used the word “poignant” to describe Lucy’s letters. Lucy’s letters are emotionally affecting Egan because she felt like she knew the time and place of Lucy’s death.