Relationships In Shakespeare And Sonnet 43 By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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For this assessment, I will study Sonnet 43 by William Shakespeare and sonnet 116 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote sonnet 43 to her beloved husband. Barrett Browning was a very successful poet who has published her first poem when she was only 15 years old. She was famous in the U.S and U.K. during her lifetime. Barrett Browning was a deeply Christian woman. William Shakespeare who was an undoubtedly the well-known poet in 13th centre. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 is one of his most famous, yet poignant sonnets that had been written. The main poem explores on the theme of love, religion nature, love being the central aspect, but the poet does not address the poem to any speaker, rather it explores on the reasoning of love as a concept. Shakespeare was not only an English poet but he was also a play writer in Elizabethan era. Sonnet 116. In this essay I will be exploring the ways that relationships are shown (presented) in sonnet 116 and sonnet 43.

In Sonnet 43 explores on relationship, but this form is related more from experience and portrays a truthful view on love, different to Sonnet 116, where love is seem to be more committed. Barrett expresses her unconditional and true love towards her husband. This could be related to her own experience
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This is apparent in the first line of the sonnet. “Let me not to the marriage of true mind”. The poet highlights that a strong relationship has no restriction and there is no reason as to why any form of relationships would not work. The strong statement used by Shakespeare also highlights the love is an integral and it an essential part of life Marriage is the strongest relationship a couple can have therefore by emphasizing the idea of love and marriage Shakespeare is allowing the reader to understand the strength of the relationship. This sonnet creates an idea that strong love is a divine intervention on those who believe in

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