Read the book written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Sonnets from the Portuguese
She was a later part of the English Romantic movement, a second wave as it were. Her husband, Robert Browning , an equal to the great early English romantics,
was kind of too, but his style was tending towards the ways of modern poetry, indeed perhaps one of the progenitors of modern poetry.
He ‘saved’ her from a stern Victorian father and lifestyle, took her to Italy, where they pretty much lived out their lives together until she died. One day she came downstairs of her home there from her study into the kitchen and told him she had translated sonnets from Portuguese poets. They were of course really her sonnets written to him. A fascinating, much celebrated story.
this is a set of romantic poems that covers a historic love affair and details in what their love was all about. As good as the earlier Romantics on love, especially Keats and Shelley.
After reading this book look into your own insights, your own thinking in regards to what this book is about.
Write an explanatory academic essay after the reading.
Make sure you create a good thesis to go with your paper. Be detailed about your reading showing within your paper that you carefully read the entire book.
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