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POETRY - SONNET 43
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'How do i love thee? Let me count the ways.'
PLayful mood, and informs there are multiple ways
What is the 1st line of the poem, and what mood does the caesura help emphasise in the first line?
'I love theee to the depth and breadth and height'
Polysyndeton emphasises the 3 dimensional amount of love and that it is ongoing.
What is line 2, and how does the polysyndeton emphasise the mood?
She loves him ALL the time
What does the line: 'by sun and candle light' suggest?
Refers to father's slaves, who wanted freedom. She loves Robert unconditionally, and with as much intensity as the slaves had who strove for their freedom
What does the line: 'I love thee freely, as men strive for right' mean?
'I love thee with a passion put to use in my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith'
What line refers to her arguments with her father?
'I love thee with a love i seemed to lose with my lost saints'
She thinks it is hypocritical becasue it says love each other but then condones slavery (father's large donations)
What line tells us she no longer believes in the church? And why doesn't she?
She will love him more after death - which must be a lot as she has said she loves him enormously now
What is the hyperbole in the last line suggest?
'I love thee'
She repeats it 8 times, which means she loves him in multiple ways. It's all a celebration becasue of the contrast to her reclusive days (church, father, brotehr's death).
What is the example of anaphora, and how does it create a celebratory mood?
In sonnet form, which is traditional love poetry. This adds to teh overall tone of celebration of her love.
How is the structure metaphoric?
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