Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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A Woman's Shortcomings

Rating: 3.1
She has laughed as softly as if she sighed,
She has counted six, and over,
Of a purse well filled, and a heart well tried -
Oh, each a worthy lover!
They "give her time"; for her soul must slip
Where the world has set the grooving;
She will lie to none with her fair red lip:
But love seeks truer loving.

She trembles her fan in a sweetness dumb,
As her thoughts were beyond recalling;
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
EBB was born before her time. She is the most genius female poetess.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(8) ... she gave birth to a son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen. Their son later married but had no legitimate children. At her husband's insistence, the second edition of Elizabeth’s Poems included her love sonnets; as a result, her popularity increased (as well as critical regard) , and her position was confirmed.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(7) ...As Elizabeth had some money of her own, the couple were reasonably comfortable in Italy, and their relationship together was harmonious. The Brownings were well respected in Italy, and even famous. Elizabeth grew stronger and in 1849, at the age of 43, between four miscarriages,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(6) ....Wilson, who witnessed the marriage, accompanied the couple to Italy. Mr. Barrett disinherited Elizabeth, as he did each of his children who married. Elizabeth had foreseen her father's anger but not expected the disgust of her brothers, who saw Browning as a lower-class gold-digger and refused to see him.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(5) ...Six years his elder and an invalid, she could not believe that the vigorous and worldly Robert Browning really loved her as much as he professed to. After a private marriage at St. Marylebone Parish Church, they honeymooned in Paris. Browning then imitated his hero Shelley by spiriting his wife off to Italy, in September 1846, which became her home almost continuously until her death. Elizabeth's loyal nurse,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(4) ....of a woman of great learning, rich experience, and powerful genius, uniting to her woman’s nature the strength which is sometimes thought peculiar to a man. The courtship and marriage between Robert Browning and Elizabeth were carried out secretly as she and her siblings were convinced their father would disapprove.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(3) ....It is the story of a female writer making her way in life, balancing work and love. The writings depicted in this novel are based on similar, personal experiences that Elizabeth suffered through herself. The North American Review praised Elizabeth’s poem in these words: Mrs. Browning’s poems are, in all respects, the utterance of a woman—
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(2) .... Portuguese was a pet name Browning used. Sonnets from the Portuguese also refers to the series of sonnets of the 16th-century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões; in all these poems she used rhyme schemes typical of the Portuguese sonnets. The verse-novel Aurora Leigh, her most ambitious and perhaps the most popular of her longer poems, appeared in 1856............please read (3)
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2019
(1) To know about her poem, we must dive first in her life as she was leading................she is my fav. poetess, since I was a teen. CONGRATULATIONS to the family of the late Mrs. E.Barrett Browning. Due to Robert Browning, she became this famous. True love gained a female genius poetess, yes!
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 January 2019
Woman! ! With her fair red lips! And to drop a smile! ! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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