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Love in a life - robert browning


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Love in a life - robert browning

  1. 1. “Love in a life” -Robert Browning Bianca Ieraci and Belen Brito Peret.
  2. 2. Writer biography: Browning was born on May 7, 1812 in Camberwell, a middle-class suburb. He was a major English poet of the Victorian age, noted for his mastery of dramatic monologue and psychological portraiture. He was the son of a clerk in the Bank of England in London, Browning received only a slight formal education, although his father gave him a grounding in Greek and Latin. In 1828 he attended classes at the University of London but left after half career. He lived with his parents in London until 1846, first at Camberwell and after 1840 at Hatcham. During this period, he wrote his early long poems and most of his plays. Some years later, he met Elizabeth Barrett and they had a son, Robert, in 1849.
  3. 3. Literature Period: Robert Browning was a poet of the Victorian Era (period followed directly what is known as the "Romantic period”) which was named after Queen Victoria who was crowned in 1837. This is a period of English history remembered for strict social, political, and sexual conservatism as well as frequent clashes between religion and science. With the world changing so quickly, scientists, artists and scholars wrote from a place of unrest. Browning embraced the uncertainty throughout the seventy years, and his poetry reflected the existence of opposing views and questioned Victorian morality, behavior, and thought process.
  4. 4. I Room after room, I hunt the house through We inhabit together. Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her— Next time, herself!—not the trouble behind her Left in the curtain, the couch's perfume! As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath blossomed anew: Yon looking-glass gleamed at the wave of her feather. Poem
  5. 5. II Yet the day wears, And door succeeds door; I try the fresh fortune— Range the wide house from the wing to the centre. Still the same chance! she goes out as I enter. Spend my whole day in the quest,—who cares? But 'tis twilight, you see,—with such suites to explore, Such closets to search, such alcoves to importune!
  6. 6. The poem “Love in a Life”’ by Robert Browning, portrays the search of her love, the woman he is in love with, Elizabeth Barrett. He talks about love as the main subject of the poem, which is shown in the title. It presents ‘love’ as something that can be or not present in our lives. Title: How relevant it’s on the poem
  7. 7. Voice/Addressee he poem begins with the speaker stating that he is on a journey to find his lover in their house. He is going from room to room, “hunting” or lokking” for “her.” He speaks to his heart, telling it not to worry, as they will soon find her. The speaker constantly feels as if he’s about to catch up to his lover. He can smell her on the curtains and sense her presence on the furniture.
  8. 8. Theme ● Transience ● Ever-changing human psyche: love here is not a simple path to happiness, but, it swing from loving pursuit of his fate the acceptance of it. Both mindsets are true and honest, and part of the same complicated, contradictory individual. ● Loss
  9. 9. Tone ● struggle ● acceptance ● resulting in dissatisfaction.
  10. 10. Literary Devices personification and simile. The chosen words are simple and based on experience; daily life-used.

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