The Poetess’ Fairy Tale

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The Poetess’ Fairy Tale A single tear fell from her eye as the softly spoken words, “I do,” came forth from her trembling lips. A thousand questions blazed through her mind as she pondered her future, on this, her wedding day. She wondered, “if she will promise to give up her home and the day-to-day associations with her father, brothers, sisters, and friends, will he in turn be everything to her so that she will never miss the life she leaves behind?” (Taplin 81) Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s hesitations and uncertainties disappear as she looks into Robert Browning’s loving eyes (81). This moment would be the most inspiring of her life and lead to her most famous poems. Her religious beliefs throughout life, fanatical love of Italy, and romantic love for Robert Browning influenced Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her works. Elizabeth Barrett Browning habituated religious beliefs in her early works. From her childhood, through adolescence, and into her adulthood, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a devout Christian (Morlier). Knowing the Christian religion enhanced Browning’s ideas concerning this topic. One can easily see that “her life stands, as do her early poems, on a model on Christian charity Continue...


She wrote Sonnets from the Portuguese, which are forty-four sonnets "depicting the various phases of a surrender to love ("Sonnet 43 234). Religion served as the inception to Browning's writing. The church bells rang as they walked hand-in-hand in everlasting love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. One of her first published works called The Seraphim and Other Poems deals with two angels "commenting on the crucifixion of Jesus (Taplin 78).