How Do I Love Thee Poem Analysis

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Topics: Love
Macee Trecek
Dr. Hebert
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 there telling them how to do it. There also was not dating sites or things such as Facebook where some couples meet. That kind of love I have only seen in my grandparent’s generation. I believe that everyone deserves to find that kind of love even though it is hard. The way that the poem is written really makes one possibly want to strive to find it. At least, it made me want to. I loved the poem. I think that it would speak to anyone who may be in love, see it all around them, etc. For the sake of this paper I would like to think that the speaker in the poem is a man and he is talking about a woman that he is love with. Throughout the poem he compares his love for this woman with many different things. He compares her things that are sometimes overlooked in this world. Things such as his soul, or the way that a day needs sunlight, a man’s freedom and justice, the way that a child has faith in everything and that he could even possibly love the woman more after he dies. The beginning of the poem starts with the speaker comparing his love for this mysterious woman to his own soul. The speaker states that he could love this woman to the very depth of his soul, breadth and height that his soul could reach. The man in this poem is

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