The speaker of sonnet 10 is beginning to reason that despite her flaws, the transformative power of love can change her negative, dismissive attitude.
The speaker is looking at the love letters from her beloved and reacting to each stage in the development of their relationship.
The speaker relives a happy event of her childhood after her belovèd calls her by her childhood nickname.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 5 from Sonnets from the Portuguese focuses on the speaker's lack of confidence that her budding relationship will continue to grow.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's speaker asks questions of her belovèd, in order to receive assurance of his love as a shelter from her anxiety as she prepares to move from her childhood home.
The speaker is still walking the path to self-acceptance, still looking for the courage to believe in her own good fortune at finding a love that she wants to deserve.
A bit about Shakespeare and his Sonnets, followed by a focus on Sonnet XVIII "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Includes various online links to related information, entertainment and analyses.
The speaker in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 3 muses on how unlikely it seems that a plain singer such as herself would begin a relationship with a person who has attracted royalty.
The sonnet “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”—number 43 in Sonnets from the Portuguese—remains the most famous and widely read sonnet of the sequence.
The speaker in Hayden's "Monet's Waterlilies" finds solace while viewing the artistry of the French Impressionist, Claude Monet.