How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Sonnet 43)
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Sonnet 43) Mortality Quotes
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if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death. (13-14)
God's power over the body and soul in death seems to be the only thing that the speaker of this sonnet acknowledges as stronger than the love she has for her beloved. Still, she hopes that her love will only grow in the afterlife, instead of fading or changing.