Comparison Of Sonnet 43 And Elizabeth Barrett

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In the poem, sonnet 43 and the letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, it talks about love in one story. In the other, it talks about how her life affected her writing. Due to this, she was not as happy as others would normally be. Her husband Robert Brown was a fellow, loyal craftsman. It was dedicated to her husband, poet Robert Browning. Elizabeth felt as if he had rescued her from her desperate lifestyle she had in London. She was very sick and spent most of her life upstairs. Her only method to solve the pain was writing poetry.
In sonnet 43, the speaker tells us many things in this poem clearly. The speaker confesses how big her love is and tells about her husband. The phrase “I love thee” is repeated many times throughout the poem which emphasizes the idea that Browning’s love is true. In terms of death, Elizabeth is determined to carry her "love for thee" beyond the grave, if God allows her. In the sonnet she says, “I love thee to the level of every day’s / most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.” This means that she wants to be with her love at all hours of the day. …show more content…

In the poem she suggests that this love has now returned and will be given to her husband. In the beginning of the poem, Elizabeth captures the reader's attention by asking, "How do I Love Thee? The poet takes us back to that childhood of hers after falling in love with her soul-mate. In the poem she is trying to describe the abstract feeling of love by measuring how much her love means to her. In the second line she says, “I love thee to the depth & breath & height”, she tries to measure something that cannot be measured. However, no one can really tell you the true meaning of love, because everyone has different points of views about

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