Analysis Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's ' The Battle Of Marathon '

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806, at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, daughter Mary Graham and Edward Moulton Barrett. They made their wealth from a Jamaican sugar plantation. Elizabeth was the oldest of eleven siblings. She was educated at home which leads her to write at a very young age. By the age of fourteen her very first book was published, The Battle of Marathon, which her father released privately. Browning had many of her works published but in eighteen forty-four her collection titled Poems was published. These poems caught the attention of English poet Robert Browning. Robert wrote to Elizabeth a letter, they both exchanged numerous letters over the following months, this lead to their elopement in eighteen forty-six. On eighteen fifty, she released Sonnets from the Portuguese, it is a collection of forty-four love sonnets that became one of the greatest sequences of sonnets in history. The collection was dedicated to her loving husband and was also written in secret during their courtship. Aurora Leigh was published in eighteen fifty-six, this was her longest work, this was a blank-verse novel and poem. Elizabeth Barrett Browning died on June twenty-nine, eighteen sixty-one in Florence at the age of fifty-five. This essay will reveal the theme of feminism through the exploration of key forms of Browning, which include: the inner battle resulting from the conflict to choose between female identity and a skillful author, the connection made

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