Comparing and contrasting the browning poetry
Robert browning was a poet and play writer who had mastered in writing dramatic monologues. His poetry pieces were known for the numerous irony characterization, the humor | (dark) they contained, its social commentary brought out, historic setting and the vocabulary and syntax that he used. Elizabeth’s work largely targeted the political side and the politicians. She did poetry translation and prose as a beginner. Most of Elizabeth Barreth’s work were written to oppose the bad political activities done by their leader for instance slave trade that was rampant then.
Robert Browning wrote poems about from what he explored around him and what the characters around him did. Robert used various voices in his work. This helped him communicate many different messages to his audience. This also helped him give different perspective and multi versions of the same story. His use of dramatic monologue made his readers fit into the shoes of the involved characters hence seeing the events more clearly for themselves (, Elizabeth R 2018). Robert in his work makes the readers recall that truth and reality naturally fluctuates depending on how one sees the situation they are involved in. he is clear in his work that no two individuals can get the same and exact meaning from a poetry piece. Elizabeth Barrett browning is famous for her religious poetry something that made her poetry very Victorian in nature (Frank, 2018) . “‘I think I was enchanted’: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Haunting of American. In her work she tries to bring out what true religion is and how religion has gradually changed with time. Elizabeth also major in writing about nature. She futures nature as either the main topic or just as a minor in each of her work piece
Robert Browning’s style of wring majorly depended on dramatic monologues where there is self-revelation of the settings, characters and actions. This was done through images and symbol. Elizabeth used a variety of style depending on what was available to her in abundance. Elizabeth also use balled form which were passed to her from earlier romantic poets like William Wordsworth and Walter Scott. This was attributed by the strength of the ballad as they had strong narrative lines and historical settings of scenes of conflict that brought tension. Barrett bases her writing solely on what she think about situations she experiences.
Robert Browning’s understanding of the characters enabled him to write what the readers had a sense of sympathy to. This also makes readers visualize the various perspectives that lead to the truth. In his poetry Robert brings out the picture of how different people respond to different alike situations depending on time. He also show how context can make people with similar characters develop dramatically in diverse ways. Elizabeth Barrett‘s wring were mainly from her critical perspective of the thing around her and this was greatly criticized by some of the readers of her work. Elizabeth was consistently in the urge to test and try out new style of doing poetry. Elizabeth is keen and puts emphasis on poetry as pillar in the society’
Elizabeth Barrett was a poet who went an extra mile by testing the water in poetry during her times. She was known globally for the challenging verses she wrote that made the accomplished poets of the like carol to become restless. She used politics as aesthetics in her work soothing she had longed for for a long time (Dorothy McMillan 2018). Robert was able to reveal to people what was happening in the society in various fields of life.
The literary styles used by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning contrast each other. Robert majors in writing what happens around him especially in the social and economic fields. Elizabeth on the other hand major in writing on her individual perspective of the society around her.
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