How does the poetic treatment of love develop her idea?

“How do I love thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning seems self-evident on the surface, but what is her theme? How does the poetic treatment of love develop her idea? Choose one simile or comparison in the poem and explain how it defines love beyond the “romantic” ideal.

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Sections in Introduction to Literature
Approaching Poetry (Includes Free Verse)
Poetry Lesson Presentation
Poetry Literary Terms: A Guide
Bradstreet, A. (2019). My dear and loving husband. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43706/to-my-dear-and-loving-husband (Original work published 1641-1643)
Browning, E. B. (2019). Sonnets from the Portuguese 43: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43742/sonnets-from-the-portuguese-43-how-do-i-love-thee-let-me-count-the-ways (Original work published 1850)
Burt, S. (2019). Poem guide John Donne: “The Sun Rising,” In Poetry foundation. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/68429/john-donne-the-sun-rising
Donne, J. (2019). The sun rising. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44129/the-sun-rising (Original work published 1633)
Hughes, L. (2019). Theme for English B. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47880/theme-for-english-b (Original work published 1951)
Lazarus, E. (2019). The new colossus. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emma-lazarus (Original work published 1883)
McKay, C. (2019). If we must die. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44694/if-we-must-die (Original work published 1919)
Mlinko, A. (2019). Easter 1916 – study guide. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/70114/william-butler-yeats-easter-1916
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Poetry Foundation. (2019c). Emma Lazarus. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emma-lazarus
Poetry Foundation. (2019d). William Butler Yeats biography. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/william-butler-yeats
Shakespeare, W. (2019). Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45087/sonnet-18-shall-i-compare-thee-to-a-summers-day (Original work published 1609)
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Wheatley, P. (2019). On virtue. Retrieved from https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/on-virtue/ (Original work published 1766)
Yeats, W. B. (2018). Easter 1916. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43289/easter-1916 (Original work published 1916)

 

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