."Sonnet 43" expresses the poet’s intense love for her husband-to-be, Robert Browning. So intense is her love for him, she says, that it rises to the spiritual level, as shown in lines ___________________.
She loves him freely and purely, without
Hope he loves her back.
Expectation of personal gain.
Knowing him personally.
She even loves him with an intensity of the suffering, as shown in line 10.
She loves him in the way that she loved saints as a child. Moreover, she expects to continue to love him after ______________.
The dominant figure of speech in the poem is
This repetition builds rhythm while reinforcing the theme.
The following are examples of ___________________.
thee, the (Lines 1, 2, 5, 9, 12). thee,they (Line 8)
soul, sight (Line 3)
love, level (Line 5)
quiet, candle-light (Line 6)
freely, strive, Right (Line 7)
purely, Praise (Line 8)
passion, put (Line 9)
griefs, faith (Line 10)
my, my (Line 10)
love, love (Line 11)
With, with (Line 12)
lost, love (Line 12)
lost, saints (Line 12)
Smiles, tears (Line 13) (z sound)
smiles, all, life (Line 13)
shall, love (Line 14)
but, better (Line 14)
but, better, after (Line 14)
Which line of the poem is the most meaningful to you? Why? Explain in about 50 words.
Visit the following webpage. Find out information about this poet and discuss, in about 200 words, why you think this poem shows her deep emotions and her suffering.
Watch this video. How effective is it to portray the tone, the feelings and the theme in this poem?
Would you have chosen a different image and song? why?
Discuss in about 200 words.