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How Do I Love Thee? | Study Guide

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Overview

Author

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Year Published

1850

Type

Poem

Genre

Romance

Perspective and Narrator

This sonnet is recounted in the first person. The speaker addresses herself to her lover and describes her feelings.

Tense

In "How Do I Love Thee?" the speaker uses the present tense.

About the Title

This sonnet is the 43rd in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 44 Sonnets from the Portuguese, which she included in the 1850 edition of her collected Poems. The poem is not actually titled in the book, but since other poets have written numbered sonnets, this one is commonly called "How Do I Love Thee?" The question is asked by the speaker in the poem's first line.

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