Who is ‘thou’ in ‘If Thou Must Love Me’? Is the poem ‘If Thou Must Love Me’ about individuals or it has more relevance in the society?
In Elizabeth Browning’s sonnet ‘If Thou Must Love Me’, ‘thou’ referred to is the poet’s lover Robert Browning.
Though the poem was written from a personal point of view for the poet’s lover, it has transcended the boundaries of place and time and obviously has something more to offer. The poem now speaks for the demand of love for love’s sake. This is very much relevant in the so-called modern society where women are loved for their physical appearance and outer beauty.
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