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The ‘love’ factor of a poet’s presentation

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We read further how poets present themselves. In this sonnet, If Thou Must Love Me, the poet expresses her earnest desire about how she wants her lover, to love her. Indeed, this episode in history displayed one of the best regarded love and marriage relationship between two known poets who were brave and faithful to each other as shown in their commitment to the marriage vow, “Until death do we part” (on earth).

If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love’s sake only. Do not say
‘I love her for her smile—her look—her way
Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day’—
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so…

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