the author of "How Do I Love Thee" Elizabeth Barret Browning; i need a little info on where shes from and her type of poetry
for a deconstruction of poetry essay. thanks. please email me
From my encyclopaedia -
born Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett(BM March 6 1806 in Coxloe Hall near Durham England, eldest of 12 children of Edward BMB and Mary Graham-Clark. Precocious: studied philosophy, Greek, Latin, French. At 15 had a sever lung infection = weak lungs and TB condition. Her favourite eldest brother drowned; E suffered nervous collapse; for 5 years confined to her rooms. Amonst other writings she published 'Poems' (which incl 'Flush, My Dog' 'Cowpers Grave' etc).
Robert Browning praised her work, fell in love with E; married Sep 12 1846; happy married life and good health. Died 29 June 1861.
I'm sure there is a website with much more on it!
According to the same reference -
in her best poems, spontaneity and lyrical qualities, passionate feeling and sincerity ......
Hope this helps you Regards Peter
Can anyone tell me if there are any critics opinions on the poem "How Do I love Thee?" ? and could you send me those websites if there are any? Thanks