Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote “Sonnet 43” to express her unconditional and eternal love for her husband.
In “Sonnet 43,” Browning uses repetition throughout her writing as a tactic to express her love and devotion to her “little Portuguese.” With the anaphora “I love thee,” the writer counts the many ways in which she loves her partner. In doing so, the readers can obtain a greater understanding of her emotions. The author also repeats the word “I” suggesting a first-person point of view. Browning does this to deepen the meaning behind her words as well as personalize her use of anaphora. When combining repetition with first person, the author effectively expresses her unconditional love for her husband.
Try to focus on the "why" a little more, and you can use a little more elaboration of your sources. Other than that, you're golden :)
I like how you implemented both first POV and repetition in one peel, but I feel as you could elaborate more on why the effect of first person is so important and how it contributes to showing her love for her husband. With a little more elaboration your good! Your evidence is there as well as your points, just needs a little work but overall great!
Explain more about the first point of view, which was one of the main things in this sonnet. How was it first point of view? Explain. Elaborate more on repetition.
The elaboration you have already is great! I think you should add more examples on the use of repetition and how it adds on to the 'love song' format of the sonnet. Otherwise, everything else is pretty good!!!
You must elaborate more for each piece of evidence and hence add transition phrases to make It work. Your method and evidence is good but lacks “why”. Focus more on the “EEEEE” part of the peel, your topic sentence and link are great!!
it feels like you need to give it more of a stronger elaboration and deeper explanation over why she uses repetition to emphasize her love and devotion to her husband because right now it seems a bit off.
Good peel but it would help to add more elaboration to your explanations. Maybe expand on your use of evidences too instead of keeping them short. Nice job! :)
You have some good points, but i feel like it could use some more elaboration on the why part to explain how it expresses the authors love better. Good job on incorporating other points with the repetition, but remember it could alway be elaborated a little more :).
When explaining the effect of the method, be more specific as to how it deepens her words and why she personalizes her use of anaphora. You have your evidence and the beginning parts the explanations so just elaborate and expand more on why the poet did what she did. :)
Elizabeth Barrett presents the idea that love is powerful and all-encompassing as she shows her adoration towards her husband.
A common theme throughout "Sonnet 43" would be religious references. She explains the depths of her love by exclaiming it goes as deep as "[her] soul can reach." The soul is a spiritual concept that at times can be described as a person's entire being. By saying that love is filling every crevice of her heart, she shows the readers that intimacy is a force that can completely take over someone. Furthermore, the author notes that she loves her husband even "with [her] lost saints." The saints represent an ethereal power above all humans. Her adoration is so extensive that it goes even further than were the saints reside - heaven. Barrett makes it clear that her love is something so extensive that even a lost saint, far far away, could find it. Towards the ending of the sonnet, the author goes as far as to say that God's decision of killing her off would not bring an end to this feeling inside of her. She is making it seem that love is such a powerful force that even after death, the end of it all, would not affect her in the slightest. Elizabeth Barrett makes use of biblical allusion in "Sonnet 43" to express the extent of her love.
I love the analyzing and the method you embedded into the PEEL. Very original. However, for your overall paragraph, you stated “author” instead of poet. Please be careful with these minor details. Also, if you were to provide a smoother inner transition-especially in the middle section, the words will provide more flow and be less choppy-like. Overall, analyze more the last bit of evidence in your writing. :)
Very well written peel, could have added more elaboration into each evidence to show the effect in a more clear manner, but overall it is very nice. :)
The big idea was very nicely stated and provided a clear message as to what the poem is about. The first sentence could have been longer seeing as it does seem a bit too short and somewhat bland. You did a really good job at elaborating on the method that you were discussing and the paragraph was easy to read. On the other hand, I feel like you left a lot of empty space that could have been filled up with more elaboration. Although some of the sentences were choppy, the peel was pretty good as a whole :)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning successfully personalizes her love towards her husband by using a first person perspective. Towards the very beginning of the sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning opens her poem up by asking "how do I love thee?" This represents the start of her emotional connection with her husband because she talks directly to him. By talking directly to her husband, Barrett Browning makes the sonnet feel more authentic and gives it a richer meaning. A richer meaning that could not be achieved with a third person perspective.On top of that, she says that that she "loves thee freely, as men strive for right". The personal approach implies that the writer's love will not be stopped by anyone just like a man wont stop until he achieves what is right. Finally, she closes the poem after saying' that she "shall love thee better after death". This implies that she is challenging death personally which in essence, shows the extent of her love because she is willing to fight death for her husband.Having said all this, it is clear to see that the first person point of view used by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is effectively emphasizing her love.
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I think your intro and analysis is really great throughout the PEEEEL. Your elaboration is also very well written, although, I believe you could better transition between the evidences.
Absolutely great! I love how you elaborated your examples and how you perfectly connected it to the method. Honestly I see no mistakes.
Hi. I like the way you elaborated throughout your PEEEEL. I think your evidence was consistent. You could've elaborated a bit more in those last sentences by asking yourself "Why did the author write this?" Other than that, I'd say your PEEEEL is great! :)
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Browning employs the method of first person point of view to express just how much love she has for her husband. The poet begins by asking, “how do I love thee?”, because there are numerous ways. By writing this in first person, the writer is leaving no doubt as to who these words are about. This allows readers to see into the most intimate part of her soul. There is no shame in this love, which is why she writes this for the whole world to see. Barrett Browning also says, “I love thee purely” in the eight line of the sonnet. Had this been written in the 3rd person, the effect of the line would have been lost. Such an effect is one of pure wonder at the love these two human beings share, and how beautiful it is. Towards the end of the work, she writes, “I love thee with the breath, smiles…” of her entire life. This is a love that is all-consuming, so much so that Browning feels as if her whole being revolves around his presence. The reader is able to imagine the strength of their relationship, and yet not understand it in the slightest. Writing the “little love song” from her own perspective makes the proclamation gain meaning, because it is coming from her own personal experience. Her husband and anyone else who comes across the poem will know the depth it holds. Thus, Elizabeth Barrett Browning effectively utilizes the first person perspective to convey her feelings for her significant other.
The point is well-stated. However, the sentence after seems to end abruptly and the elaboration does not seem to connect with the evidence given. There are also some grammatical errors throughout the paragraph, most of them being punctuational. The use of embedded quotes isn’t something is that is well done and the link is stated properly.
The author expresses the immense and passionate love she holds for her husband through her composition of “Sonnet 43”.
Browning portrays her love by using figurative language within the sonnet. It is noted when she mentions how she “…love[s] thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.” The author employs the use of a hyperbole, to express the vast extent to which she loves her husband, somewhat exaggerating her devotion towards him, by dedicating all of her sentiments to him. Another example of this, is when Browning details how she “…shall love thee better after death,” showing that the love she holds is unconditional and everlasting. She applies this hyperbole to depict that she is able to love him better after her own death or his, disregarding whatever stage of life they are in, as she confident in the love she bears for him. Not to mention, Browning’s use of an apostrophe throughout the sonnet may depict that she is looking back on the memories that she had with her husband, as she addresses him directly, even though he is not present. This is evident when she states, “I shall love thee,” as she speaks to someone who is not there. This may signify that her love for him shall always remain, even if he is not present by her side. Through the use of figurative language, Browning emphasizes the deep and powerful love she has for her husband.
The author expresses the immense and passionate love she holds for her husband through her composition of “Sonnet 43”.
Browning portrays her love by using figurative language within the sonnet. It is noted when she mentions how she “…love[s] thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.” The author employs the use of a hyperbole, to express the vast extent to which she loves her husband, somewhat exaggerating her devotion towards him, by dedicating all of her sentiments to him. Another example of this, is when Browning details how she “…shall love thee better after death,” showing that the love she holds is unconditional and everlasting. She applies this hyperbole to depict that she is able to love him better after her own death or his, disregarding whatever stage of life they are in, as she is confident in the love she bears for him. Not to mention, Browning’s use of an apostrophe throughout the sonnet may depict that she is looking back on the memories that she had with her husband, as she addresses him directly, even though he is not present. This is evident when she states, “I shall love thee,” as she speaks to someone who is not there. This may signify that her love for him shall always remain, even if he is not present by her side. Through the use of figurative language, Browning emphasizes the deep and powerful love she has for her husband.
The point could be lengthier and better sounding. Embedding of quotes is good. First example could have been elaborated better but the other two examples were elaborated on nicely. Good job on making sure that only the author's last name is stated since you do no have a connection with the author. Could ease into the link better next time, maybe having a sentence prior to step into it.
GOWI regarding the beginning sentence. You're first method (hyperbole) could have been stated right away to clearly depict what literary device you were tackling. Very nice diction and instead of saying figurative language, you could separate hyperbole and apostrophe into two different, insightful, peeeeels. Great job!
Great Peel! I would advise you to work on stating your point. I would also say to work on the overall flow of the peel.
December 15th, 2018
Big Idea: The author of “Sonnet 43” expresses her never-ending and infinite love for her husband through the use of countless measures.
Peel: All throughout “Sonnet 43,” Browning uses figurative language as a way to convey and capture her endless love for her husband. Browning uses irony when stating, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways;” however, the “ways” in which Browning loves her husband are countless. For example, Browning loves her husband are countless states, “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, this statement goes to show just how vast and extreme Browning describes her love for her husband. Browning once again uses countless measures to depict her love for her husband when mentioning, “by sun and candle-light.” This depiction of her love displays that Browning’s love for her husband is present through night and day, it is never laid to rest, her love for him is always lit and can never be melted away.
Good PEEL! I like the explanations; however, the grammar in the last sentence should be fixed a little. It's a run on sentence so if you can add a semicolon somewhere, it should be fine.
I found it hard to read. The way it was structured kinda confused me. Also, I think if you use figurative language as a method you limit yourself to what other methods you can use for other peels. So maybe instead of figurative language you can focus on what and elaborate on that. The beginning of the second sentence could have used a better transition. I think the elaboration needs some work like where it says "breath and soul" part. And I think you are missing a link.
Really good examples, but should have a little more elaboration. Also, you failed to close the quotation marks on your second example.
Great PEEL, just needs a little more elaboration would make it WAY stronger and better towards your overall statement and a tad bit of grammar issues, other than that you're great^ :)
Very good understanding of the poem although you could have added a bit more elaboration and you have some grammatical errors but other than that i liked your writing !
By utilizing sound and how the sonnet is read, Browning is able to emphasize her devotion and admiration for her lover.
Throughout the sonnet, the poet uses her vocabulary in order to display the love she holds for her partner. In the first couplet, there is the reoccurring use of the “th” sound through words such as “thee”, “breadth”, and “depth”. By accentuating this sound, the poem’s tone is softened, and the reader is forced to acknowledge these words when reading as they are highlighted in the structure, making these words convey the tenderness felt for the subject of the sonnet. This method continues to be upheld by the author throughout, such as when Browning discusses her hardships in life. The use of chiasmus in the phrases “griefs...and childhood’s faith” makes the “f” and “s” sound stress when read, making the reader note the disillusionment and pain felt by Browning and the weight these words carry versus the light and airy tones of the words uses to describe her love. This is tied together in lines 10 and 11 of the sonnet, where the “l” and “s” sound is made to stand out. This emphasizes key words such as “love”, “lost”, and “saints”, which are all important aspects of this sonnet—punctuating every up and down Browning has felt in her life. The word choice makes sure that the poem’s readers have the most important words and phrases accentuated, these words conveying her emotions and the variance and significance they hold, from the sorrow and grief she has experienced to the everlasting love she feels for her husband.
Sonnet 43 has many methods and ways it was looked at and read. One impactful method shown in this poem was structure, and how the author did it by talking in a first person point of view with repetition as well. She expresses her love and attention in depth and the way it was written, she wanted to empathize how important it was to her. An example of this is when she mentioned “ I shall but love thee better after death.” Here she is saying that if god will allow her to love “thee” even after death that it will be more powerful and more loving. Throughout the whole poem it was in a first person point of view and this makes it more real and personal.
The author of this poem expresses it as love is eternal.
Good PEEEEL. Although it lacks evidence and elaboration. Try adding at least one more example and add on to your explanation.
The peel focuses on too many methods, the big idea isn't stated, and the elaboration for the evidence is lacking. There are a couple things that could be worked on for this PEEL.
Good peel but they is a lack of elaboration and evidence.
Good start to a peel, but I feel like it is needing more elaboration and evidence.
The author of this sonnet uses anaphora repeatedly, especially with the phrase “love thee”. “ I love thee” and I shall love thee” is an example of this, the repetition makes the reader understand that this person loves someone. By repeating the love the author has for someone, it also helps to induce the idea that their love for that other person has no end. It becomes more clear when she repeats it in lines back to back.
Another method that is used, and that is presented as the sonnet itself, is love. The use of love on this sonnet is a symbol of eternity. “ I shall but love the better after death” shows that love has no ending and that it can go even after our time runs out. The author’s point of view of love is deep and tries to show this by using eternity as a product of love.
The author’s point is to show that love is something that doesn’t die and that it can go on for forever. Also that love is beyond our understanding when it is truly there.
In the poem Sonnet 43 written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning shows the expression of the narrator in first person which shows the style and language of the poem. Browning says "I love thee purely" in Sonnet 43. This states that she shows that she loves no matter what and shows that she loves purely. Another quote from Browning that is used to the end Sonnet 43 is "I shall but love thee better after death." Browning doesn't care about death because even after death she will still love no matter what. Browning used first person to express what she is feeling.
your PEEL could be a bit more specific on the method used, and you could include a bit more elaboration, like WHY the author decided to employ this method. :)
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