Elizabeth Bishop And Elizabeth Barret Browning Essay

1216 Words Nov 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Love does not have a fixed definition, and is described and expressed in different ways. Is an emotion, attraction to something or someone, and even unexplainable. It is so complex and can be for a food, person, friend, item, it can be for anything. The same way láska is expressed in different language. One of the most popular forms of expressing love from person to person is by poems or poetry. Elizabeth Bishop and Elizabeth Barret Browning are two poets who have shown what love is to them in the poems “One Art” and “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, respectively. Bishop present love as a form of art that can be mastered by the practice of loss, whereas Browning gave different ways of love. Both authors, express their love but in different ways and circumstances, regardless of their limited form of texts.
Elizabeth Bishop is the author of “One Art” where she claims that "the art of losing isn’t hard to master" (570). Bishop suggests that some things are basically made to be lost, and that losing them, therefore, is not a big deal. The poem is very bold with the repetitive statement of "the art of losing isn’t hard to master" (570). In general, Bishop just wants the reader to understand that if you are comfortable with the insignificant losses, such as house keys or little things, you will be ready to cope when the big ones come along.
Elizabeth Barret Browning is the author for “How do I love thee? Let me count the way”, where Barret explains how she will still…

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