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

  • Freshman - 787 Points John S (11/5/2015 2:24:00 PM)

    If I ever fall in love again, I shall be sure to recite this poem to my lover. What women would turn down a man who recited her this poem or vice versa? Beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 143 Points Jeremiah Reid (9/3/2015 7:35:00 PM)

    How do i love this? I dont know the ways. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Porfy Beltran (8/25/2015 5:26:00 PM)

    One of the first poem I remember. I wonder when I first noticed it, and why? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie mahendra bora (7/31/2015 12:51:00 AM)

    সুন্দৰ কবিতা (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 44 Points nokuthula fakude (6/12/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    ow how I love thee :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,718 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/20/2015 11:58:00 AM)

    Loaded with a love that is refreshing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie joejoe65987 Gruba (5/11/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    This is how much I love you Lauren. You should start writing poetry again. You were so good at it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie elyanna diaz (4/27/2015 4:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful write of love :-D :-) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 4:41:00 AM)

    Learned this poem many years ago and have never forgotten it. So inspirational that one can feel it when reading, or reciting, it. So beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,520 Points Sandra Feldman (8/8/2014 4:27:00 PM)

    How Do I Love Thee and Annabelle Lee are for me, the 2 most beautiful and perfect LOVE Poems ever written (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,566 Points Ronell Warren Alman (8/8/2014 1:46:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Mrs Browning is very descriptive in her poem about how to love a person. Very breathtaking. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (5/2/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    Nice poem I like it very much (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,689 Points Herbert Guitang (4/26/2014 4:32:00 AM)

    Excellent passion of the poem. I love the simile words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ally Davies (1/9/2014 5:39:00 PM)

    Perfect in many ways. Let me count them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Sj Holland (8/8/2013 9:13:00 PM)

    Mrs. Browning begins to count what is uncountable. She contains what is not containable. And she shows through her effort to define, that her love breaks every boundary that will every exist. Her poem is an admirable attempt to define a growing, all-consuming yet dignified love. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,520 Points Sandra Feldman (8/8/2013 4:09:00 PM)

    The most perfect Love poem ever written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (8/8/2012 2:03:00 PM)

    This is an almost idolatrous love – she equates her love with that of the soul devoted to the search for the divine.

    She focuses her love from several sources into a pure intense flame of total devotion. What man could stand such a flame I do not know!

    This is a passionate woman – she does not mention physical love yet one can infer that it is included in this love, though subject to it. This love will continue past the age of sexual desire. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (8/8/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    Viewed thru the prism of our post-modern world,
    I see this love poem full of snark;
    written on a lark-
    it ends on a note dark
    enough to make my skin curl. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,022 Points Godfrey Morris (8/8/2012 8:34:00 AM)

    awesome poetry for real (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brett Strotman (6/13/2012 12:42:00 AM)

    Probally one of my favorite poems I've ever heard before in my life. It's a really beautiful and peaceful poem. I love it. A+ (Report) Reply

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