Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Robert Browning was an English poet born in 1812. He is considered one of the preeminent Victorian poets of the period. His work is noted for its dark humor, historical commentary, and challenging syntax. He published numerous long poems throughout his career, including The Ring and the Book. 

A Toccata of Galuppi’s

‘A Toccata of Galuppi’s’ by Robert Browning features the renowned Venetian composer of the 18th-century, Baldassare Galuppi, and his musical composition or toccata.

A Woman’s Last Word

‘A Woman’s Last Word’ by Robert Browning is made up of a wife’s request to her husband that they stop arguing for the night and enter into a peaceful sleep. 

Andrea del Sarto

‘Andrea del Sarto’ by Robert Browning tells the story of the largely unremarkable career of Andrea del Sarto.

Fra Lippo Lippi

‘Fra Lippo Lippi’ by Robert Browning details the difficult, tumultuous, and sometimes scandalous life of the painter Fra Lippo Lippi.

Love in a Life

‘Love in a Life’ is Browning’s unending quest to find his lover in the numerous rooms of their house. By the end, he still has not found her, which alludes to the possibility that the search will continue.

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Meeting at Night

‘Meeting at Night’ by Robert Browning was originally featured in Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, which was published in 1845. Here, the poet narrates how the lyrical voice sails across the sea to reach his beloved.

My Last Duchess

‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning is a well-known dramatic monologue. It suggests that the speaker has killed his wife and will soon do the same to the next.


Robert Browning’s ‘Now’ describes a perfect moment of ecstasy between two lovers, capturing it in an improvisation on the traditional sonnet form.

Pippa’s Song

‘Pippa’s Song’ celebrates the “rightness” of the world in a deceptively light-hearted and peaceful moment.

Porphyria’s Lover

Robert Browning’s poem, ‘Porphyria’s Lover,’ opens up with a classic setting of a stormy evening. It is a story of a deranged and lovesick man.

Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning Visual Representation


In ‘Prospice’ by Robert Browning, the speaker talks of facing death bravely and being reunited with his soulmate. Read the poem, with a complete analysis.

Prospice by Robert Browning Visual Representation

The Laboratory 

‘The Laboratory’ is one of Browning’s most popular dramatic monologues in which we discover the evil schemings of a spurned wife, plotting the demise of her rival.

The Last Ride Together

‘The Last Ride Together’ by Robert Browning is an excellent dramatic monologue that deals with a lover’s last wish to his beloved.

The Patriot

Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Patriot’ is a tragic tale of a man who fell from being a star citizen to becoming despised so intensely that he was put to death.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Robert Browning is an entertaining poem about the importance of telling the truth and keeping one’s promises.

The Wanderers

‘The Wanderers’ talks about a group of men who are restless yet strong. Their hearts, beaming with the spirit of progress and burning with adventurous desire, portray the aura of the Victorian age.

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