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English Literature Practice Comparison Essay
Ghazal and Sonnet 43
In sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the opening line of the
poem highlights her confidence within their relationship, for
example "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" She uses a
caesura to create the illusion that she…

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to show this, tells the reader that the love between her and her
husband is pure and simple. It also shows that there love will never
recede only become more. In Ghazal the narrator describes how
painful their love can be, she writes "If yours is the iron fist in…

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that she has low self esteem as she feels inadequate compared to
him. The contrast between the two poems at this point is that in
Sonnet 43 the writer uses light metaphors to create the illusion that
she sees her husband as her savoir and godly, whereas in Ghazal


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