This study guide will help you analyze the poem “How Do I Love Thee?” (1850) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. You can also find a summary of the poem, as well as ideas for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) was an English poet belonging to the Romantic movement. She achieved popularity for her poetry during her lifetime, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. “How Do I Love Thee?” is considered one of her most famous poems alongside “Aurora Leigh” (1856). She was married to writer Robert Browning and it is believed the poem “How Do I Love Thee?” was addressed to him.
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