Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806 and died on June 29, 1861. Elizabeth was an English poet who inspired both Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. She was married to another poet, Robert Browning.
It’s not an easy thing to try to interpret was Elizabeth meant with this poem or piece of writing but I believe it’s about how people aren’t taken seriously until they are adults or ready to fly on their own. At least that’s what I gathered from it. I think there is a certain amount of truth to that because we need time to learn and while when we’re teenagers think that we know everything there’s so much that is learned when we go out on our own.
Elizabeth again has an interesting way with words and I’m sure there are several interpretations to what she was talking about. The great god Pan described as beast could be the mythological god Pan which was a God of nature and the wilds. Perhaps it would be how nature or the wild influenced her poetry. I know that when I come in contact with nature whether it be plants or animals or storms or any other part, when I feel myself connect to nature it’s a feeling like none other.
Elizabeth spoke or wrote a poem about visiting someone’s grave that she loved and talked of how she how she felt and wished it wasn’t that person that passed and I know from personal experience I think many people who are grieving or have grieved have felt something similar. It’s part of the process of grief.