Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

How Do I Love Thee? - Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
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Form: Sonnet

Comments about How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (8/8/2011 3:42:00 PM)

    Bull Durham`s Durham queen.Written well. (Report) Reply

    21 person liked.
    18 person did not like.
  • Freshman - 823 Points Juan Olivarez (8/8/2011 7:44:00 AM)

    This is one of the best poems ever written, the expression of affection has nothing confusing or contradictory about it. It is merely and expression of love that will continue after death, if that be possible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning in my opinion, was a much better poet than her husband. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,100 Points Ramesh T A (8/8/2011 4:24:00 AM)

    Elizabeth loves Browning more than words can describe it and has better said in detail in this fine sonnet! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 607 Points Rekha Mandagere (8/8/2011 2:39:00 AM)

    Great write! Love is not just a passion but devotion and its boundary cannot be defined. Fantastic expression of love which is unique and eternal need of mankind. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,581 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/8/2011 12:52:00 AM)

    A quiet hard task poet took himself on his shoulder to define the measurment of loving passion. Very hard specially for a poet who naturally and hardly speaks truth. And when they speak truth that is also so contradictory common reader becomes confused. Obviously for this reason after a long try of illustrating the unit, poet utters the final and ultimate dialogue...I shall but love thee better after death....Great relief. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michelle Zarindast (8/6/2011 11:21:00 AM)

    Elizabeth Browning actually wrote this poem in response to a poem written to her first, by her husband, Robert Browning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ruth Rayment (8/8/2010 7:14:00 PM)

    Im sure this was the famous verse that was read in the movie Keeping Mum.... Im so sure of it.. if so I have been looking for this poem for agessss... so glad i tracked it down I love itttt xxx x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joshua Livengood (8/8/2010 2:33:00 PM)

    touch down
    that is all i have to say (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 192 Points Joseph Poewhit (8/8/2010 5:38:00 AM)

    The first line is like a vein of gold, in the mine shaft of the poetry world. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. L. (8/8/2010 5:27:00 AM)

    forever is just too long. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dj Johnson (4/5/2010 10:34:00 AM)

    This Poem Reminds Me Of Kylie Macfarland My Favorite Lady And Why I Love Her So Much (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (8/8/2009 4:35:00 AM)

    Contrast 'I shall but love thee better after death.' with Auden's strange 'I thought love would last for ever/I was wrong'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maria Ali (2/24/2009 12:47:00 PM)

    l like this poem so much. it is focus on a sort of exaggeration of the powerful of naturing of love. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,896 Points p.a. noushad (7/4/2008 3:51:00 AM)

    love its beauty shines and its fragrance spreads int eternity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alaine Brazier (5/24/2008 12:03:00 AM)

    I remember having to memorize this poem in high school and never forgot the first verse. Though, I forgot the rest of it, I never forgot the first verse. And reading it again, made me realize what a truly beautiful poem it is, and why I always should've remembered all of it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ladona Hall (8/8/2007 9:21:00 PM)

    this poem is truly something real (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Liz Elizabeth (8/7/2007 4:55:00 AM)

    love poem is my favorite....hey! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! write more, ok? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Delilah (8/8/2006 2:20:00 PM)

    I love this poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! it is my very favorite. I had to memorize it in the 6th grade (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Brian Dorn (7/22/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    Possibly the greatest FIRST LINE of poetry ever written, enough said... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yvette Anderson (3/26/2005 3:24:00 PM)

    one of my favourites :) (Report) Reply

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