How Do I Love Thee, Client
February 29, 2016
To: The Client
Love: University Writing Center Consultants
How do I love thee client? Let me count the ways.
I tutor thee to both the lower and higher order concerns.
My help can solace, when feeling out of
Sorts concerning content and grammar rules.
I tutor thee to the level of every day’s
Most difficult essay, by paper and computer.
I tutor thee freely, as professors grade for clarity.
I tutor thee purely, as they turn from comma errors.
I tutor thee to improve your citation skills
In MLA, APA, and even with Chicago-Turabian.
I tutor thee in professional writing, resumes, cover letters
To dazzle future employers. I tutor thee with brainstorming,
outlining, composition, revision; and, if your professor chooses,
I shall tutor thee with the Aportfolio as well.
Sonnet adapted by Caitlin McGraw from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.