English Comp. II
28 March 2011
Poem Analysis In How do I love thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I believe that the person talking is professing about a kind of love that can stand the test of time. You know that kind of love. Every day and moment is cherished by both. Each person knows almost everything about each other and they have been together for what would seem like forever. It is very rare these days to see a younger generation finding that love. And in a way it is understandable with all the new technology that can help with relationships. Back then there was not a thing called therapy or a marriage counselor. The couple worked on their problems by communicating to one another and not having someone
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This love he has is very intense but at the same time this love could be a gentle love. Most children that I know also care very deeply about things. Do you remember a blanket or stuffed animal that was your favorite thing to carry with you? If you did not have this said blanket you were not able to sleep as well at night as if you actually had your blanket there. Or if you did not have your favorite stuffed animal you were an emotional wreck and you could not be as easily entertained as when you had the stuffed animal? I think that the speaker is trying to say that he loves her like that too. The speaker is trying to tell us that he cannot live without her just the way that a child cannot live without his favorite stuffed animal. In the last bit of the poem it seems ironic at first but I know now how poetry kind of works. The author ends the poem with the speaker saying that he will love this mysterious woman better after death. It is symbolic that she ends the poem this way. It is almost like she is ending the love that the speaker has for the woman by ending the poem, but at the same time the speaker says that he will love her better after death. I would say that many people think that there is something greater that happens to us after we die. Being a Catholic I was taught at a young age that once we die we travel to heaven, meet St.