Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a well-known Victorian poet who published Poems in 1844, to great reviews. She married fellow writer, Robert Browning, and moved with him to Italy. Her work was incredibly influential and can be found in Emily Dickinson’s and Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry. Read more about Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

A Musical Instrument

‘A Musical Instrument’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning describes the decimation of a riverbed and the crafting of the god Pan’s famous flute. 

Change Upon Change 

‘Change Upon Change’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poem about lost love and change. The poet depicts her internal changes through images of the changing seasons.

Change Upon Change 

Died..

‘Died..’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning explores the impact of a man’s death while also exploring the immorality of passing judgements, good or bad.

George Sand: A Desire

‘George Sand: A Desire’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poem dedicated to the French writer Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin.

Grief

‘Grief’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning tells of the necessary conditions for feeling true grief and the way it transforms one’s body and soul. 

Patience Taught By Nature

‘Patience Taught By Nature’ reminds readers that there is a whole world beyond one’s own that is uninfluenced by the problems of human life.

Sabbath Morning at Sea

‘Sabbath Morning at Sea’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning describes the experiences of a speaker trapped on board a ship at sea. 

Sonnet 16

‘Sonnet 16’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, also known as ‘And yet, because thou overcomest so,’ speaks to the poet’s intention to live happily from now on.

Sonnet 16

Sonnet 29 – ‘I think of thee!’

‘Sonnet 29’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is one of Browning’s best-loved sonnets. It is a moving love poem dedicated to the poet’s husband that expresses her devotion to him.

Sonnet 35

‘Sonnet 35’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning expresses the speaker’s worries about the changes in her life. She embarks on a new life with her beloved and hopes he’s ready to accept her in the same way she’s accepting him.

Sonnet 35

Sonnet 7

‘Sonnet 7’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a love sonnet that is dedicated to the poet’s husband, Robert Browning. It expresses her happiness that he came into her life and changed her outlook as he did.  

Sonnet 7

Sonnet 8

‘Sonnet 8’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, also known as ‘What can I give thee back, O liberal,’ is a Petrarchan sonnet. It explores the poet’s relationship with her new lover, Robert Browning. 

Sonnet 8

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