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Sonnet 43

What is the meaning of the line ''I love thee with a love I seemed to lose'' in Sonnet 43?

"Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is one of the most famous love poems in the English language. Behind it is a historical love story. The poet wrote it to her husband, Robert Browning, who...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2019 1:39 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

What are the ends of being and ideal grace that Elizabeth Browning refers to?

At the beginning of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43," the speaker states that her soul can reach "the ends of being and ideal grace." She is saying that her soul can stretch into some kind...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 7:22 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

What are some examples of personification and simile in Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and "Remembrance" by...

In Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43" she writes, "I love thee freely, as men strive for right." This is a simile because she compares the freedom of her love for the addressee with the...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019 10:50 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

What poetic elements does Elizabeth use in Sonnet 43? I can't quite grasp what she uses.

While Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43" from Sonnets from the Portuguese is a Petrarchan, or Italian, sonnet like the others in this collection, it does not follow the traditional pattern of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2009 4:31 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

How have the speaker's feelings changed between the past and the present in Sonnet 43?

The speaker of this poem directly addresses her beloved, trying to explain the depth of her feelings for that loved one. She says, I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020 12:49 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

What are the literary tools and tone used in "Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

Browning employs the form of an Italian sonnet: a lyric poem of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter. Typically the first eight lines present a problem, and the last six lines grant the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 11:01 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

What are the ideas about love conveyed in “Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning opens this sonnet with an allusion (reference) to Ephesians 3:18 in the New Testament, in which the apostle Paul discusses God's love and says he hopes the Ephesians May...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018 7:38 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast the structure and poetic elements of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43" and Gerard Manley...

Both "How do I Love Thee" and "God's Grandeur" are sonnets, poems of 14 lines. Both use rhyming words at the end of lines: Barrett Browning uses word pairs such as "height" and "sight" or "light"...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017 11:58 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

Summarize "Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Probably the most famous love poem in literature, “Sonnet 43” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was published in her 1850 book Sonnets from the Portuguese. Written as personal love poems to her...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast the structure & poetic elements of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43" and Gerald...

While both "Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and "God's Grandeur" by Gerald Manley Hopkins are Petrachan, or Italian sonnets, Hopkins's sonnet more closely follows the structure of such...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2010 4:14 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning—in this poem, what does the word "grace" rhyme with in the fourth line? A) face, B)...

"Grace" rhymes with "ways": choice B. This may seem a little odd, as the two words don't exactly rhyme. This kind of imperfect rhyme is called a slant rhyme. Slant rhymes often rely on assonance...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2019 8:47 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

I would like an analysis in depth of the way the strong emotion of love is portrayed in Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth...

Defying the traditional structure of a Petrarchan sonnet that introduces a question in the octave with the sestet answering this question, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 43 employs both octave...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 3:49 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

What does the definition Browning's love in "Sonnet 43" suggest about the character of the person to whom...

I suppose one can make assumptions about the object of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's love based on what she compares the depth of her feelings to.Her lover must be spiritual, to appreciate the...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2008 1:00 pm UTC

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Sonnet 43

Please analysis the poem "How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barret Browning.

I have moved your question to this group because How Do I Love Thee? by Helen E. Waite is actually a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning rather than a poem, so I assumed that it was this famous...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2011 10:15 am UTC

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Sonnet 43

Cite examples of "one and another excellence, pathos, and affluent language" in Sonnet 43.

One of the most beautiful and moving of love poems, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 43 is unified behind its opening question "How Do I Love Thee?" For, the remainder of the Petrarchan sonnet...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012 2:29 am UTC

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