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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, sonnet
Posted by: brianna_alaine (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 06, 2006 12:20AM

What is the analysis of the sonnet : Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers by elizabeth barrett browning

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2006 02:46AM by lg.


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Posted by: brianna_alaine (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 06, 2006 12:21AM

Where are the metaphors located in Elizabeth barretts sonnet XLIV in sonnets of the portuguese


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Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 06, 2006 02:49AM

Sonnet XLIV
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers
Plucked in the garden, all the summer through
And winter, and it seemed as if they grew
In this close room, nor missed the sun and showers.
So, in the like name of that love of ours,
Take back these thoughts which here unfolded too,
And which on warm and cold days I withdrew
From my heart's ground. Indeed, those beds and bowers
Be overgrown with bitter weeds and rue,
And wait thy weeding; yet here's eglantine,
Here 's ivy !--take them, as I used to do
Thy flowers, and keep them where they shall not pine.
Instruct thine eyes to keep their colors true,
And tell thy soul their roots are left in mine.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2006 12:28PM by lg.


Re: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, sonnet
Posted by: IanB (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 06, 2006 07:57AM

Better fix the typo in L12, Les


Re: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, sonnet
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 06, 2006 12:03PM

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Where are the metaphors ... ?

Take back these thoughts which here unfolded too

Do thoughts unfold? They are similar to flowers in what way?

From my heart's ground. Indeed, those beds and bowers

Is her heart really embedded in the earth?

Be overgrown with bitter weeds and rue

Are there weeds, or do the weeds stand for something else? If so, what?


And wait thy weeding

How would Robert remove the 'weeds'?

And tell thy soul their roots are left in mine

I'm far too genteel to touch that one.


Re: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, sonnet
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 10, 2006 02:57PM

Shoot, I see now I missed mentioning the whole point of her comparison between the flowers that he (Rcool smiley brought and the thoughts he provided. Perhaps it's not too late?




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