How do I Love thee? Let me Count the Ways
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was brought up in a strongly religious household, and much of her work carries a Christian theme. Her work had a major influence on prominent writers including the American poets Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. She is remembered for such poems as "How Do I Love Thee?" (From Wikipedia)
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"How do I Love thee? Let me Count the Ways" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This poem is a sonnet. You can learn more about sonnets in the short video below. (This annotation contains a video)
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote this poem shortly before her marriage to Robert Browning in 1846. If you are interested in learning more about her life, follow the link to the biographical page below. (This annotation contains a link)
Write one sentence each using the following words:1. breadth2. grace3. purely
Please explain the idea that the speaker expresses in the highlighted line.
Please find one passage, or excerpt, from the text that strongly supports the idea that the speaker loves her lover, and explain your reason for selecting the passage.
In this Charlie Brown video, Sally reads Browning's poem while Snoopy mimes. (This annotation contains a video)
Please name and explain one of the themes of this poem.