Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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Biography and Background

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biography from Wikipedia.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Queen Victoria's Scrapbook
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Lesson Plans

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Links to each of the Sonnets from the Portuguese .

How Do I Love Sonnets
Using Elizabeth Barrett Browning's best known sonnet and some from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, students will be inspired to play with the 14-line form to create their own unique sonnets. Discovering the meter and rhyme embedded in a sonnet, students will understand the power and magic that comes from choosing just the right word to make a poetic sentence flow.

"The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Text of the poem.

Sonnet 43, Lesson One and Lesson Two
In Lesson One students become familiar with the poem ("How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.") and analyze the text. In Lesson Two students learn its structure.