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Robert Browning: Poems Study Guide

by Robert Browning

Robert Browning: Poems study guide contains a biography of poet Robert Browning, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of his major poems.

"My Last Duchess" is narrated by the duke of Ferrara to the envoy of his new intended bride. The duke shows the envoy a painting of his former wife, whom he had killed for having been so flirtatious.

"Porphyria's Lover" is narrated by a man who has murdered his lover Porphyria in order to capture a moment in which they were both happy in love.

"Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister" is a resentful narration by a monk who watches his professed enemy, Brother Lawrence, as the latter plants flowers.

"Home-Thoughts, From Abroad" is a British expatriate's nostalgic thoughts of England, especially of how it must be beautiful in the newly arrived spring.

"Love Among the Ruins" is a contemplation of how a pastoral landscape, where the narrator's beloved is…

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