Poetry for Young People: Robert Browning by Robert BrowningThis edition in this wonderful series chooses a difficult poet. Even his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, asked of him more clarity. Yet many of his works are part of our common heritage:
Gods in his heaven--
Alls right with the world is from *Pippas Song*.
Browning wrote up and popularized the folktale of *The Pied Piper*.
Oh to be in England
Now that Aprils there is from *Home-Thoughts, from Abroad*.
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be is from *Rabbi Ben Ezra*.
So, you see, if you want more good poems, check out Browning. If you can, explore this collection first as the art, guide notes, vocabulary key, and presentation enliven & enrich his work.
My favorite is brand-new to me. I dont much know/ understand the history referenced by *Through the Metidja to Abd-El-Kadr* but I love the emphatic rhythm/sound of the poem, esp. the chorus, As I ride, as I ride! Makes me want to take up horseback riding so I can chant that as we go.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Robert Browning was a prolific Victorian-era poet and playwright. He is widely recognized as a master of dramatic monologue and psychological portraiture. He is also known for his long form blank poem The Ring and the Book , the story of a Roman murder trial in 12 books. Browning was married to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Robert Browning was born on May 7, in Camberwell, a suburb of London. In the s, Browning tried to write plays for the theater, but did not succeed, and so moved on.
The works of the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning enjoyed great popularity during her lifetime. Her most enduring poetry has proved to be Sonnets from the Portuguese. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc. Her father was a possessive and demanding man loved by his children even though he rigidly controlled their lives. Elizabeth's childhood was ideal in that the Barretts lived in a lovely setting, a country house called Hope End.
Born: May 7, London, England Died: December 12, Venice, Italy English poet. The English poet Robert Browning is best known for his dramatic.
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The English poet Robert Browning is best known for his dramatic monologues. By vividly portraying a central character against a social background, these poems probe complex human motives in a variety of historical periods.
His career was moderately successful, but he is better known as the son and heir of the celebrated English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning , of whose manuscripts and memorabilia he built up a substantial collection. He also bought and restored the Baroque palace Ca' Rezzonico in Venice. Visiting the Brownings, the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote of Pen:. I never saw such a boy as this before; so slender, fragile, and spirit-like, — not as if he were actually in ill health, but as if he had little or nothing to do with human flesh and blood. His face is very pretty and most intelligent, and exceedingly like his mother's.