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    Meadows Mrs. Gibson English January 28, 2015 Sonnets From The Portuguese In "Sonnets From The Portuguese", Elizabeth Barrett browning uses all kinds of literary devices including imagery and poetic elements such as metaphorical phrases, it even goes outside the boundaries of a normal sonnet, still using these devices to translate her passionate feelings. While Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's "Sonnet 43" from Sonnets from the Portuguese is an Italian sonnet like the others in this collection that makes

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    A Journey to Love

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    Sonnets from the Portuguese are a series of poems expressing the journey that Elizabeth Browning faces along the way of encountering love. This complete set of 44 sonnets, were written in the 1800s during the Victorian age. Unlike its other literary counterparts of this time, the woman plays a dominant role. This is surprising because the male typically is the dominant role and women are usually the hidden force of silence rather than voicing their opinions. The chronicle focuses on the love and

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    Brownings

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    Robert Browning was the inspiration for the “Sonnets form the Portuguese”. He was born on May 7, 1812 in a suburb south of London called Camber-Well. His family was abundantly wealthy, but he was forced to work at the Bank of England as a clerk. He was not fond of his job and really just despised it. His mother and her spirituality were major influences on his life. She was a great inspiration to him. He had the artistic leaning of both his parents. Robert attended a dame school. This is

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    Opposing Gender Views in Emerson’s Give All to Love and Browning’s Sonnet 43 The concept of love has long been the preferred topic of conversation among prominent male poets. Towards the closing of the sixteenth century, however, the emerging of the female poet took place. With the introduction of Queen Elizabeth, an initial path was now cleared for future women poets to share their views on the acclaimed topic of love. Due to this clashing of ideas, the conflicting views of two exceedingly

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    Body 1 Ideal love by Breaking Social Conventions Elizabeth Barrett Browning follows ideal love by breaking the social conventions of the Victorian age which is when she wrote the “Sonnets from the Portuguese”. The Victorian age produced a conservative society, where marriage was based on class, age and wealth and women were seen as objects of desire governed by social etiquette. These social conventions are shown to be holding her back, this is conveyed through the quote “Drew me back by the hair”

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    MY LITTE PORTGUESE

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    most dominant. Due to Elizabeth’s father unapproval of her love affair with Robert Browning the couple eloped in secret and got married. The name “my little Portuguese’’ was the name she adopted from her husband. The couple love affair was the gateway to one of Browning greatest work The Sonnet from the Portuguese. Sonnet from the Portuguese are a group of poems about love written in the diary of Elizabeth Browning. These poems were writing about her husband Robert Browning signifying their love

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    An examination of the sonnet from Petrarch to Browning. A sonnet is a poem, which traditionally contains the subject of love. The creator of the sonnet was a man named Francesco Petrarca who was usually referred to as Petrarch. Petrarch wrote many of his sonnets based upon himself, and his lover, Laura. The conventional format of a sonnet contains fourteen lines, and is segregated to illustrate two arguments. Every sonnet takes the conventional format of fourteen lines, although the way

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, Sonnets from the Portuguese: “XIII” considers the traditional gender roles in poetry at the time, where the woman is portrayed as a silent and pure figure to admire and long for by the man and reverses it. In “XIII”, Browning writes about the love which the female speaker feels towards the man, but is unable to express. Interestingly throughout the poem, Browning uses archaic terms such as “Thou” and “Wilt” which would not have been in widespread usage at the time

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    Browning’s (EBB) Sonnets from the Portuguese (1846) explore the concept of human aspirations; dealing with aspects of the desire to be loved, spiritual and physical fulfillment and disillusionment against mortality. These elements establish and affect the identities of individuals against different social contexts. Although The Great Gatsby develops a pessimistic and cynical viewpoint regarding to the nature of human aspirations which impacts our identity; Elizabeth Browning’s Sonnets juxtaposingly

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    The Passions of Life Revealed Through Poetry

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    poetry to explain her beliefs about life, love, religion, nature and, later in life, even politics. Through her sonnets, she could freely express and describe feelings and thoughts that were important to her. Elizabeth Barrett Browning experienced great love and loss in her life and she used these events as inspiration for her writings, poems and sonnets, especially Sonnets from the Portuguese, which are still popular and quoted today. Elizabeth Barrett was born to Edward and Mary Moulton-Barrett on

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