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A readerss first guess at Elizabeth Barret Brownings poem How I love thee would be that it is a love poem This assumption is correct as a love poem is a lyric ie an expression of feelings and thoughts by a speaker in a personal and subjective fashion In this poem literary devices and language strongly used to assist the reader is the correct comprehension of the theme of the workIn this poem the theme is love This theme is approached with a question How do I love thee This abrupt question is rhetoricalLet me count the ways The author is not going to literally count the number of ways that she loved this person but she is attempting to define love and her love for the other for the other person The next few lines are descriptive The author attempts and seemingly effectively explains the love that she feels From the authors words readers can see that this love is real and not an infactuation Through out the poem Elizabeth uses examples to explain her love she tries to symbolize her love with life happenings I love they with the passion put to use In my old griefs At the conclusion of the poem Browning says I shall love thee even better after death From the tone of this line it sounds as though she thinks that some how she has failed in her demonstration of love and promises to exhibition of her emotion greater after their deathTwo of the literary devices used in this poem are point of view and description In this poem the point of view used is first person This allows the reader to hear and feel the passion poem as directly and originally intended by the author Through out the entire poem Browning is directly is directly telling her inner most feeling for another It is not an observer telling how they think that she individual
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