How Do I Love Thee Rhyme Scheme Analysis

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“How Do I Love Thee” , by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , is an English sonnet , written in 1845. It has fourteen lines in total. It has ten syllables per line. The type of poem supports the theme of the poem. Sonnets are considered the poetic language of love. The type of poem helps support the passion in the poem and magnifies it even more. The love in this poem , would not be properly displayed if it was written in any other form of poetry.
The rhyme scheme for “How Do I Love Thee” is not the usually rhyme scheme for an English sonnet. The rhyme scheme of this poem is ABBA ABBA CDC DCD. This is different than the typical English sonnet. This poem is an English sonnet with a rhyme scheme , more similar to an Italian sonnet. The reason the author
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The speaker’s passion for their significant other is displayed by the line , This shows that the speaker’s love for their significant other is so passionate , that they would do anything for them. Every line of this poem is passionate and every line displays the passion between the speaker and her love. The tone makes the reader of the poem , feel passionate and longing for a love like this.
The sensory images in this poem are complicated. None of the lines really appeal to the senses. Most of them relate more to the emotions. They appeal to the emotions of the reader. The speaker uses words that appeal to the emotions. They make the reader feel the emotions that the speaker is feeling , instead of making them imagine an image.
The theme of the poem is deep passionate love. The speaker’s love is endless. No matter what happens , the speaker’s love will always exist . They will love their significant other , no matter what. You can tell this by the lines , “I love thee with the breath,/Smiles, tears, of all my life;..”,(Line 12-13). She will love them with all her life. Another line that supports this is “..if God choose,/I shall but love thee better after death.” (Lines 12-14). This shows that the speaker’s love is eternal and everlasting. The passion and love she has , won’t be ruined by anything even death. She may even be able to love them better after she is

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