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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

A Man's Requirements


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Love me Sweet, with all thou art,
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  • Ashley Christe (10/16/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem because the ending hit me like a brick wall.
    Talk about unexpected. But I can feel her frustration although clever as she may be to conceal it with humor. (Report) Reply

  • Anna Pacheco (12/2/2007 12:55:00 PM)

    I agree with Giovanna viewpoint, although this poems expresses love beautifully, it is written through the eyes of a man, in 'tongue and cheek' style. The ending being simply a sad joke! lol (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Vanderburg (2/6/2007 5:52:00 PM)

    Yes, I agree that this poem is very sensual in nature and creates perceptions about love, but Isn't really clear about WHO it's talking about...

    She was merely expressing herself and her views on love... We all do that every day! However we don't always manage to do it as well as she did...

    'I will love you half a year, as a man is able' - So she's talking about how many men are controlled by lust, but this is still a poem about love... (Report) Reply

  • Santana Marasco (4/21/2006 1:47:00 PM)

    Yes don't you get it? IT'S A JOKE! She is writing this poem as if she is talking throught the mouth of a man. He says, do all these things for me and I will love you forever. The joke is that eternity is half a year for a man because men are fickle. It's not so funny when it has to be explained to you, but there you are. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva Cholakian (9/7/2005 9:39:00 PM)

    I will love thee - half a year -
    As a man is able.


    Beautiful poem, indeed!

    But, can anyone analyse this last verse? (Report) Reply

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