Wednesday, March 20, 2019
How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A flame of passion is contained within the heart, yet is grapple contained in a mere flame of passion? This timeless truism embodies the ultimate declaration of complete written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. How Do I acknowledge Thee? Let me Count the Ways is a verse form bathed in rhyme and inundated in sentimental avowals. This sonnet shows the perpetual heat that Browning shares with her husband and how that love can never be ruined by any power of human or spiritual genius (Elizabeth Barrett Brownings Sonnet 45). Based on answering one, ostensibly simple yet complex, question, how do I love thee? (Browning Line 1) is what this poem is based on. Using literary tools and techniques, Browning unleashes the powerful emotions that hide groundwork the ink that each word is devotedly written in.The title itself shows the metrical composition of ways that Browning loves her husband, so many that she must count them. The plunk for line foc affairs on the reality of her love an d the extensions of its outreach. Browning uses anaphora as she repeats the sounds found in thee (Browning Line 1) and the (Browning Line 1). Her love is three dimensional and therefore real, in the sense that all real physical things in the universe are three dimensional. Breadth is width, a measurement of how farther across her love is. Height and depth represent how far brush up and how far up her love is, in relation to the universe. Depth and extensiveness is an internal rhyme injected to create the essence of the sonnet.Browning continues explaining how her adoration is inexplicable even in the most spiritual of senses. Finding true happiness and balance is what this love has given her. Love is a feng shui of sorts. Through the use of alliteration, she explains My souls can reach, when feeling out... ...cribe the most elaborate of thoughts. At first, the reader feels as if they fully understand the text but a deeper look exposes more than than just a superficial love po em. The work doesnt depend like an act of fiction because the realities of the sentiments are absorbed within the text. In the end, Browning loves him freely, without coercion she loves him purely, without expectation of personal gain. Her love is a sacrificial love, trials or tribulations can never waiver it. Browning uses numerous poetic devices such as metaphors and alliterations to amplify the implications she intends for the reader to feel. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways is a fairy tale transcended into reality. Love knows no reason but yet defies all reason. This very verbalize is the crux of Browning poem. In the end, she shall but love thee better after death. (Browning Line 14).