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.
‘The Confessional’ by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue following a woman who is betrayed for her blind faith.
Robert Browning has an exceptional portfolio of dramatic monologue poetry and often uses stories from another character's perspective to influence the audience. He does this exceptionally well in this poem, as the readers follow the journey of a woman who lost her love to a betrayal from the church. In addition, the language he uses captures many incredible emotions from the characters.
‘Life in a Love’ by Robert Browning is an obsessive love poem in which a speaker tells the person they’re in love with that no matter how many times they’re torn down; they’re always going to get back up.
Among Robert Browning's poems, this piece is not one of his best or most influential. It is a far lesser-known piece of verse than the work that is considered his best today.
Written in response to fellow poet Coventry Patmore’s poem The Angel in the House (1854), ‘A Face’ by Robert Browning explores the poet’s fascination with a lady’s portrait, particularly her facial features depicted in it.
‘How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix’ by Robert Browning depicts three riders’ attempting to gallop from Ghent to Aix. The speaker makes it there, delivering a critical, although unknown, piece of news.
‘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.
‘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.