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Allusion in How Do I Love Thee?

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"lost saints..."   (Text of the Poem)

Browning alludes to the Christian saints, who are people recognized within their faith as being exceptionally virtuous, holy, or close to God. Depending on the Christian denomination, some saints are believed to have been chosen by God. The speaker suggests that her love for her beloved has replaced the love that she once felt for the saints of her “childhood’s faith.”

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