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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Elizabeth Barrett Browning born: March 6, 1806died: June 29, 1861 famous poet wrote her first poem at the age of 6 at age 15, she injured her spine in a horse riding accidentcausing her to have a life long disease that gave her severehead and spinal pain. her brother drowned whcihcaused to go into a stateof depression, where she would stay in her room for the next 5 years. during those 5 years she began writing the volume, Poems,then Robert Browning wroteher saying how much he loved these works. married Robert Browningin 1844.Disease lightened up a bit, allowing her to have one son. later on, her disease worsened causing herto live on morephine inher last few days, dieingin her husbands arms on June 29, 1861 slavery was prominentat this time and she was an ambolitionist and showedthrough her work such as "The Runaway Slave AtPilgrims Point" and "A Curse For A Nation" family was extremely religious, so a christiantheme was reflected into her works. "Christs religion is essentially poetry- poetry glorified." lived during VictorianEra followed the romanticismmovement and the humanrights movement by writingpassionate poems and writing on topics like slaveryand child labor "If Thou Must Love Me" is a sonnet about Elizabethwants to be loved by herhusband, Robert Browning. Wants to be loved for hersuperficial qualities not just her physical appearance. rhyme scheme:ABBAABBACDCDCD because she had a roughchildhood with her parentsdissaproval and passingof her brother, she just wants the feeling of beingloved. "How Do I Love Thee" is a poem that gives a reflection of the intenselove between her and her husband. She explains how her love defines herexistance and impacts every aspect of her life. rhyme scheme:ABBAABBACDCDCD she wants the reader to mezmerize in their own love or think about whatthey think love should be for them. "The Cry Of The Childrenis a poem about the majorissue of slavery, she helpsspeak out for the children that are working. rhyme scheme:ABABCDCDEFEF throughout the entire poem, Browning creates imagesof the hellish working environments for the children. children worked 12-18 hours a day, dangerous machinery, led to spinedeformation, disease, death, and were beaten if made a mistake. Elizabeth and her poetryplayed a huge part in influencing people to create laws that improvedworking conditions for child labor. Elizabeth Barrett Browning'spoetry was signifiacantbecause if changed the way people thoughtand experiece new emotions.
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