“OUR DEEP, DEAR SILENCE”: MARRIAGE AND LYRICISM IN THE SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

@article{Williams2009OURDD,
  title={“OUR DEEP, DEAR SILENCE”: MARRIAGE AND LYRICISM IN THE SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE},
  author={Rhi{\^a}n Williams},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={85 - 102}
}
  • Rhiân Williams
  • Published 2009
  • Art, Philosophy
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
Sonnet XLI of Elizabeth Barrett Browning'sSonnets from the Portuguese is candid about its ambition to write love poetry that will last: — Oh, to shootMy soul's full meaning into future years, —That they should lend it utterance, and saluteLove that endures, with Life that disappears! – (Barrett Browning 397) This is a rare moment in the sequence of hope enunciated. Although littered with apparently unfettered exclamations of the newly loved and newly loving – “I seemed not one | For such man's… Expand
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