Hello Essay

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one of Shakespeare most recognised sonnets was sonnet 116. Sonnet 116 is about what “love is” and what “love is not”. Sonnet 43 * Written by a women * Written in 1800 Shakespeare worte in 1500 * Wrote in Italian Petrarchan structure * About how a person loves another person, her true love for another person, not wat true love is a bout like shakespeare * Stars with a rhetorical question, conversational tone * Reflects her political views “men strive for right” * Her religious views “being and ideal grace” * lots of similes to create or suggest something * mentions her childhood, but she doesn’t in any other sonnet she’s written * has a prayer like quality achieved through repetition “I love thee” 9 times etc * disabled by society * difficult up bringing http://englishlanguageliterature.com/2011/03/24/model-poetry-response-on-sonnet-43/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/poetryrelationships/sonnet43rev3.shtml Elizabeth Barret-browning was a Victorian poet, born in 1806 and dies in 1861. Elizabeth strived for human rights and this was shown greatly in her collection of Sonnets. She is married to another very successful poet Robert Browning. She had a collection of Sonnets called “Sonnets from the Portuguese’ she names her collection of 44 Sonnets as her Husband Robert Browning, called Elizabeth Barret-browning his “little Portuguese” . Sonnet 43 is written in 14 lines. The sonnet is written using iambic pentameter. Sonnet 43 is a very romantic poem towards her husband. This sonnet (43) is about her true love for another person – her husband, unlike Shakespeare’s sonnet 116 which is written about what “love is” and what “love’s not” The sonnet starts with a rhetorical question, “how do I love thee (Browning)” . This instantly creates a conversational tone. The reader doesn’t

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