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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...

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Sonnet 43

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

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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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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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...

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Sonnet 43

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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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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This is the most famous poem of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, written as part of a sequence of love sonnets to Robert Browning, her husband. In this poem, however, the love that the speaker has for...

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

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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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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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"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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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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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

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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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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