Sonnet 43- Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Use of Abstract nouns (Depth,…
Sonnet 43- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Anaphora 'I love thee'
Reinforces her love towards Robert Browning
Use of Abstract nouns
Shows that her love can't be pinned down, it is all consuming and difficult to define. Elevates love above the physical/sexual
Shows that Robert is an object of Worship
Regular rhyme scheme
Consistent- like her love for him
Most words are monosyllabic
Means that it is direct and there is nothing to hide
Powerful and direct delivery
"Sun" and "Candlelight"
Connotations of positivity and brightness
Day and Night
Symbolises their relationship
No change in love
"I shall love thee better after death"
Till death do us part
Hinting at a possible wedding
She will never stop loving him, even after they die
Only 2 end stopped lines
Symbolises the momentum of love
Very easy to think of ways
Ending and beginning linked- in same state throughout? Constant feelings?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was in love with Robert Browning
She wrote 44 sonnets for him. This is number 43
Petrarchan Sonnet (largely follows conventions)
Private as her father disapproved