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An Explication of How do I love Thee Elizabeth Barrett Brownings How do I love Thee from Sonnets from the Portuguese portrays a relationship and love in an exceptional manner that is not very common by todays standards In the opening line the speaker portrays the joy and delight felt by this kind of love and relationship This is presented to the reader in the form of the rhetoric question How do I love thee 1 The tone conveyed is one of happiness showing this love to be as such In the portrayal of love the speaker conveys it to be boundless I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach when feeling out of sight 1-2 The language of this abstract image portrays love to be uncontainable This is emphasized by the phrase when feeling out of sight 3 This image of the love is portrayed as expanding further than can actually be seen it accentuates the boundless image of love The speakers soul adds to the this image as a soul is not an object which can be contained within the body as it knows no bounds so the portrayal of love can be viewed as eternal This image also depicts the magnitude of love as the words depth and breadth and height show the vastness the speakers love Through out the entire sonnet the poet presents the idea of pure unconditional and eternal love The poem demonstrates the importance of companionship in a relationship and it shows how love in a relationship is adaptable to each persons Most quiet need by sun and candle-light 6 The comparison between the boundless love previously described and this image of day and night highlights the realistic level that the poem has achieved It conveys a practical image of love in a relationship The portrayal of love and relationships in the last six lines presents to the reader a comparison
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