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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), the immensely accomplished British poet, immortalized the lines:  How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. (from Sonnets of the Portuguese, 1850)

Brief Biography or Elizabeth Barrett Browning - the immensely accomplished British poet, and wife of poet Robert Browning.

Edna St. Vincent Millay reads her own "Ballad of the Harpweaver"...haunting.

Graduating Vassar in Edna St. Vincent Millay was a renowned poet.edu/alumni/edna-st-vincent-millay.

Mrs Gaskell

Portrait of Elizabeth Gaskell Excellent Author of Historical Fiction

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) typifies the Grande Dame of American letters; everything about her, from her wealthy background to her stately demeanor suggests a woman in possession of herself.

Edith Wharton typifies the Grande Dame of American letters; everything about her, from her wealthy background to her stately demeanor suggests a woman in possession of herself.

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Don't judge her talent by this awful sketch of her  appearance.

How Do I Love Thee (Let Me Count the Ways) Sonnet 43 Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both Britain and the United States during her lifetime.

“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual . Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” - Rumer Godden

(Margaret) Rumer Godden grew up and lived most her life in India, a place so secluded that writing was one of the only things to do.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a prolific American born poet, rarely left her home or had contact with many people, but when she did, it gave her immense motivation for her writing.

Emily Dickinson a prolific American born poet, rarely left her home or had contact with many people, but when she did, it gave her immense motivation for her writing.

The Lake Poets were a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England at the turn of the nineteenth century. As a group, they followed no single "school" of thought or literary practice then known. They were named, only to be uniformly disparaged, by the Edinburgh Review. They are considered part of the Romantic Movement.  The three main figures of what has become known as the Lakes School were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge October 1772 – 25 July was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

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