Browning Poems Essays

  • Compare two Robert Browning poems - The Laboratory and My last Duchess.

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    Compare two Robert Browning poems - The Laboratory and My last Duchess. The two Robert Browning poems I have chosen are 'The Laboratory' and 'My last Duchess'. My initial reaction on reading The laboratory was one of horror and fascination as it tells a tale of a woman scorned. I found it horrifying that a human being could plan in such a cold and calculating way, but I also found this fascinating. 'Not that I bid you spare her the pain; Let death be felt and the proof remain:' My

  • Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems

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    Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems Robert Browning was one of the great poets of the Victorian age. He was on born 7th May 1812 in Camberwell and he died on the 2nd December 1889. Robert Browning got secretly married to Elizabeth Barrett in 1846 and went on to live in Italy. Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barrett’s poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until

  • Porphyria’s Lover a Poem Written by Robert Browning

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    In the poem “Porphyria’s Lover”, the author Robert Browning uses the ideas of love and sin to create a contradiction and uses this contradiction to explore the relationship between morality and art. The poem is much more complex than a perverse, frightening account of a man with the inability to properly express his feelings for a woman. The title “Porphyria’s Lover” leads the audience to believe that the woman and the speaker have had a relationship for a good period of time. When the woman enters

  • Poem Analysis of Meeting at Night, by Robert Browning

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    Poem Analysis of "Meeting at Night," by Robert Browning Robert Browning's poem "Meeting at Night" is essentially a narrative of a man who is journeying to meet his lover. The man recounts his journey as he undertakes it, mentioning or observing different portions of the trip, each in turn. One by one, he briefly describes his surroundings as he passes by them, merely noting them as if they bear only fleeting significance to him. However, although his descriptions are unpretentious and abruptly

  • Analyzing How Robert Browning Uses Dramatic Monologue to Portray Madness in His Poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover

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    Analyzing How Robert Browning Uses Dramatic Monologue to Portray Madness in His Poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover A dramatic monologue is when a character in a piece of writing speaks their thoughts and feelings out loud. It is used because it gives an insight into the persons mind. Browning chose this form for the two poems because it makes the poem feel more realistic and you know everything the character is feeling it also subconsciously makes the reader feel certain emotions

  • Compare 4 poems (1 Duffy/ 1 Armitage/ 2 Pre 1914) which you have found

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    Compare 4 poems (1 Duffy/ 1 Armitage/ 2 Pre 1914) which you have found interesting because of the way they are structured and the language used. In this essay, I am going to compare four poems, which are " Stealing" by Carol Ann Duffy, "Hitcher" by Simon Armitage, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning and "The Laboratory" by Robert Browning that I have found interesting as the way they are structured and the language used. The four poems all have similarities between themselves, as they

  • Preface Of Robert Browning

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    Literature Mrs. Boagni 4 April 2014 Biographical Preface Robert Browning was born on May 7th, 1812 in Camberwell, London, England. He is considered to be one of the two major poets of the Victorian era. His first poem was written when he was at the age of six. At the age of eight he attended a boarding school until he was sixteen. He then enrolled at the University of London in 1828. Having only stayed at the university for a few months, Browning decided to leave to follow his dream of becoming a poet.

  • My Last Duchess

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    constantly by critics and reviewers. These people have helped others to better understand and enjoy the poem. Browning’s poem, “My Last Duchess,” has baffled and inspired many people throughout history with his wonderful skills using illusion, style, and influence. Browning uses many literary devices in his poem, one of which is illusion. Authors use illusion in their works

  • Robert Browning Essay Writing

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    Naji Rizig British Literature Mrs. Boagni 1 April 2014 Biography Robert Browning was born on May 7th, 1812 in Camberwell, London, England. He is the son of Robert and Sara Anna Wiedmen Browning. Despite growing up in a middle class family he is considered to be one of the major two poets of the Victorian era. He attended boarding school from the age of eight until he was sixteen. He then enrolled at the University of London in 1828. However he withdrew from the university after a few months because

  • My Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Comparison Essay

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    Zoë Edwards April 23, 2014 Dr. Vitanza English 3351 Essay III Written in two different literary periods “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning and T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” share various similarities with one another. While Browning can not be credited for inventing the dramatic monologue himself it was his fondness and skill for it that raised it to a highly sophisticated level. He also helped increase its popularity both with poets and the general public. His huge success

  • Comparing My Last Duchess 'And Porphyria's Lover'

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    Robert Browning was considered one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century and is one of the major poets of the Victorian era. His major poems showed his mastery of the dramatic monologue, a poem written in the form of a speech by an individual character that reveals the character’s inner feelings and thoughts. According to John Algeo, Professor of English at the University of Georgia, “When discussing the poetic form of dramatic monologue, it is rare that it is not associated with its usage

  • My Last Duchess Essay

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    The Last Duchess, by Robert Browning Robert Browning’s clever use of diction, rhythm, and symbol are heavily portrayed in his 1842 piece, My Last Duchess. The dramatic monologue is a chilling story narrated by the voice of the murder himself, The Duke of Ferrara. Browning’s piece depicts the Duke’s efforts to gain a new wife through the count in a tour of his beloved art, shown on the walls of his palace in the second floor. The Duke tries to hide his possessive, haughty, and insecure self through

  • A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover

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    Duchess" is a poem about an arrogant and extremely powerful Duke who is describing his deceased Duchess. From the word "last" in the title it is implied that the duke has had more than one duchess. In this poem, the Duke is extremely egotistic. He says, "I choose never to stoop." The duchess would look at everyone in the world as being equal no matter what class they are. The duke however cannot do this. He is too worried about his appearance. "Porphyria's Lover" is a poem in which a man

  • Comparing My Last Duchess 'And My Ex-Husband' By Robert Browning

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    My Last Duchess by Robert Browning centers on historical events revolving around the Duke of Ferrara-Alfonso. Alonso the speaker of the poem narrates how he is entertaining and envoy sent to negotiate his second marriage after the death of his first wife. As he shows the visitors around the palace, he stops in front of the late Duchess’s portraits and starts recalling past events through monologue. The reader realizes that the Duke caused the death of the Duchess. On the other hand, My Ex- Husband

  • Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning

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    psychology while reading “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning, you see how someone who cannot control their id acts. In this poem, Browning uses setting, symbolism and irony to portray that the id takes over the super ego. The settings in this poem reflect the two strongest emotions of the characters: passion, and violence. “The sullen wind was soon awake,” the wind represents violence (2). Wind blows things around and destroys things and in this poem the violence is the speaker strangling Porphyria

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    Robert Browning who was a Victorian era poet majorly influenced the dramatic monologue during the 1800s. While he wrote various literary works, the dramatic monologue was the one he was most famous for. One of the most captivating factors about dramatic monologues is how there is presumably a listener although her or she may never speak. Perhaps Browning’s most intriguing and well written dramatic monologue is “My Last Duchess” in which he illustrates the real events of Alfonso the second : “In My

  • Analysis of My Last Duchess and The Laboratory

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    similar poems written by Robert Browning within the period of three years. In this essay I am going to carefully consider the techniques, language and imagery that Browning uses in these two poems. I am also going to compare the two poems together and how Browning creates the voice and character of the persona in each poem. My Last Duchess was written by Robert Browning in 1842. The poem is a dramatic monologue. The poem flows as there are mid-line pauses (caesura) rather than the poem coming to

  • A compare/contrast analysis of the speaker of My Last Duchess and the speaker of Porphyria’s Lover; how they are similar and how they are different

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    of poetry. “The easy conversational flow of the poem is created by making the regular mid-line pauses ("caesura") the dominant stops of the poem rather than endstopping.” (Tenebris) One of these poets was Robert Browning, who failed to obtain much recognition for his poetry until much later. His determination paid off, as he is now one of the greatest, right up there with Tennyson. The poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, written by Browning, each have a single unique character, yet the characters’

  • Porphyria’s Lover : Browning’s Portrait of a Madman

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    murder’s monologue depicts a heinous crime. The simple fact that the monologue is issued from the murderer himself creates a sense of distrust. There is no doubt that the man is disturbed, but the level of his lunacy remains uncertain. In one short poem, Browning provides an intense glimpse into the mind of a homicidal maniac, while single-handedly destroying the romantic notion of eternal love. The first clue that something unusual or insane in going to occur in "Porphyria’s Lover" manifests itself

  • My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

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    Power and Control in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Power is the ability of an individual or group to influence the behavior of others through manipulation, coercion, persuasion, or domination. It is the possession of authority over others and the degree of influence that an individual or individuals have amongst their peers and within society as a whole. Therefore, the possession of power allows for the imposition of one’s will in a given situation. Power is used by a person or group to limit