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I think of thee (Sonnet 29) Summary & Analysis
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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"I Think of Thee" is a sonnet written by the English Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Barrett Browning wrote the poem, along with the other sonnets published in her collection Sonnets from the Portuguese, during her courtship with the equally famous English Victorian poet Robert Barrett Browning from 1845-1846. The poem expresses the speaker's desire to see and be physically close to an absent lover. It argues that when it comes to love, reality is sweeter than fantasy, and suggests that true love requires deep vulnerability and passion—as well as a willingness to reject restrictive social conventions.

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