Sonnet 43 By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Theme Elizabeth Barrett is poet from London, who wrote a Portuguese sonnet 43 originated in 1850. Barrett gave the impression that she translated work from the Portuguese to avoid arguments. She dedicated this beautiful poem to her husband Robert Browning. Browning saved Barrett from a life of lonely ness and despair. Her father kept her reclusive to society. She expressed herself through writing and longed to be loved and for affection. Browning was also a writer that was so compelled wrote about meeting her and eventually eloped in Italy in 1846. Her one particular piece compelled me to do additional research into the women she was, so I could discuss her writing and have understand of the meaning behind her writing. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (1) …show more content…

The feeling of love and being love makes one feel fulfilled. Barrett is a soft spoken writer that can make your heart feel warm and fuzzy inside. She specifies the mechanics of loving dissect and tactfully. Imagery I love thee to the depth and breadth and height (2) My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight (3) Most quiet need, by sun candle-light (6) She depicts a compelling attempt to love to the depths of her being with all she has to give. You can almost imagine her writing and the see the thought of him in every line her breath tends to leave her speechless, with butterflies her stomach, and warm smiles across her face. The poem then becomes more down to earth, everyday domestic living scenarios or household items. She made the simplest items or thoughts seem ever so significant. Symbolism For the ends of Being and ideal Grace (4) I love thee with a love I seemed to lose 11 With my lost saints,-I love thee with the breath,

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