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Sonnet #43. From the Portuguese. By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806-1861. Came from a large wealthy family. Had a set of poems titled “From the Portuguese” She made them seem like translations because it was very rare for a women to write poetry back then. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Sonnet #43From the Portuguese

    By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Elizabeth Barrett BrowningCame from a large wealthy family.Had a set of poems titled From the PortugueseShe made them seem like translations because it was very rare for a women to write poetry back then.She didnt think she would be respected for writing her own poems, especially ones about love.1806-1861

  • Sonnet #43, From the PortugueseHow do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of Being in ideal Grace.I love thee to the level of everydaysMost quiet need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;I love thee purely as they turn from Praise.I love thee with passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhoods faith.I love thee with a love I seemed to loseWith my lost saints!---I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life!---and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.

  • Get in groups of 2-3, try to find as many literary devices as you can.

    What do you think the theme of the poem is?

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  • Literary Devices:How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of Being in ideal Grace.I love thee to the level of everydaysMost quiet need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;I love thee purely as they turn from Praise.I love thee with passion put to useIn my old griefs, and with my childhoods faith.I love thee with a love I seemed to loseWith my lost saints!---I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life!---and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.

  • ThemeThis poem has been taken many different ways:Some say this poem was written to her husband, Robert, to express her love for him.Others say this was written to express the love she had for her Newfoundland dog.It could also be seen as expressing endless love and loving someone even after death.

  • Modern Connectionshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xxxLXQDQKIAll that Im after is a life full of laughter, as long as Im laughing with you. All that still matters is love ever after, after the life weve been through.

  • The End`