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Critical appreciation of Robert Browning poems.

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GCSE Robert Browning

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Harpal Bal 11G1 GCSE Literature Coursework

Pre- 1900 Poetry

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Critical appreciation of Robert Browning pomes.

"My Last Duchess and Porphoryia's Lover"

Robert Browning was one of the great poets of the Victorian age. He was on born 7th May 1812 in Camberwell and he died on the 2nd December 1889. Robert Browning got secretly married to Elizabeth Barrett in 1846 and went on to live in Italy.

Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barrett's poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until 1846 when they were married. The couple moved to Italy that same year.

Robert Browning did not become recognized as a poet, until after Elizabeth's death in 1861. After which, he was honoured for the rest of his life as a literary figure. Although Robert Browning wrote in many poetic forms, his most successful was the dramatic monologue. In his monologues, he spoke in the voice of an imaginary or historical character. Most of his monologues portray people at

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