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Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her first poem in 1820, at the age of fourteen. In 1826, she published her first collection of poems, entitled "An Essay on Mind and Other Poems." In 1845, she met fellow poet Robert Browning, with whom she had begun a correspondence after he read one of her poetry collections. The couple wedded secretly despite the objections of Elizabeth's father and remained happily married until her death in 1861. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most popular collection of poetry was published in 1850 under the title "Sonnets from the Portuguese," referring to her husband's pet name for her--the "Portuguese." Additionally, the poems in this collection used rhyme schemes typical in Portuguese sonnets....

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Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her first poem in 1820, at the age of fourteen. In 1826, she published her first collection of poems, entitled "An Essay on Mind and Other Poems." In 1845, she met fellow poet Robert Browning, with whom she had begun a correspondence after he read one of her poetry collections. The couple wedded secretly despite the objections of Elizabeth's father and remained happily married until her death in 1861. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most popular collection of poetry was published in 1850 under the title "Sonnets from the Portuguese," referring to her husband's pet name for her--the "Portuguese." Additionally, the poems in this collection used rhyme schemes typical in Portuguese sonnets....

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English poet Robert Browning was born in a suburb of London on May 7, 1812. He wrote his first book of poetry at the age of twelve, and was fluent in four languages by the age of fourteen. At sixteen, he began his studies at University College in Lon...
 
       
 
         
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