“Love in a life”
Bianca Ieraci and Belen Brito Peret.
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,
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.
Room after room,
I hunt the house through
We inhabit together.
Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt
Next time, herself!—not the trouble behind
Left in the curtain, the couch's perfume!
As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath
Yon looking-glass gleamed at the wave of
Yet the day wears,
And door succeeds door;
I try the fresh fortune—
Range the wide house from the wing to
Still the same chance! she goes out as I
Spend my whole day in the quest,—who
But 'tis twilight, you see,—with such suites
Such closets to search, such alcoves to
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
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.
● 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
● resulting in dissatisfaction.
personification and simile. The chosen words are simple and based
on experience; daily life-used.