How Do I Love Thee Essay, Research Paper
?How Do I love The
Let Me Count The Ways?
Do you believe in everlasting love?. Elizabeth Barrette Browning a great
Victorian poet, kept her intense feelings a secret due to her overbearing father. She
revealed her eternal love through poetry. ?How Do I Love The, Let Me Count The
Ways? is a highly expressed love poem dedicated to the love of her life, Robert
Browning who later became her husband. In the poem, Elizabeth Barrette
Borrowing?s interpretation of love is strong and concrete. The largess of her
everlasting love will proceed even after the end of time.
?Elizabeth Barrette Borrowing?s immortal ?How do I love the?? sonnet,
from Sonnets from the Portuguese, is perhaps the best-know love poem of all
time? (smile7724 1). The sonnet consist of fourteen numerous illustrations of her
everlasting love. The opening line, ?How do I love the, Let me count the
ways?(Browning 1046) is define as a mathematical addition of her love for Robert
Browning. As Elizabeth ?counts the ways,? her love is describe in high
dimensional terms such as ?Depth, Breadth, and Height?(Browning 1046). At that
moment her soul seemed limitless and spiritual. ?Ideal grace? (Browning 1046) is
an expression of heaven. Elizabeth Barrette Browning was a religious woman.
Her religious belief provides the poem with a pure meaning of eternal love.
Elizabeth?s everyday love ?by sun and candle-light? (Browning 1046)
refers to the earthly time frame of day and night. ?I love the freely, as men strive
for Right;? (Browning 1046) identifies Robert as a righteous and modest man who
she purely admires. Her passion and childhood faith is compared to something
special, pure and innocent. Elizabeth?s faith and innocents relates back to her
religious morals. ?I love the with a love I seemed to lose with my lost
saints?(Browning 1046), Elizabeth?s religious belief is strong, but her love for
Robert is above her own personal virtuous. She loves him intensively through life.
?Smiles, tears, of all my life!? (Browning 1046), express the closure of the poem
where she hopes to be able to love even after death. Her infinite love for Robert
Browning will remain strong until the end of time and her heart will go on.
Elizabeth Barrette Borrowing?s ?poems appeal fully to the senses as well as
to any sentimental heart?(Smile772 1). Her love lyrics were known as her best
work. ?How do I love thee, let me count the ways? is a poem clearly described her
love for Robert Browning.