Robert Browning 1812—1889

Robert Browning

Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright and with techniques developed through his dramatic monologues—especially his use of diction, rhythm, and symbol—are regarded as his most important contribution to poetry, influencing such major poets of the twentieth century as Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Frost.

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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came (1855)

“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” is a poem by English author Robert Browning, written in 1855 and first published that same year in the more »


Christmas Eve (1850)

“Christmas-Eve” is an account of a vision in which the narrator is taken to a Nonconformist church, to St. Peter’s in Rome, to a Göttingen lecture more »


Dramatic Romances (1845)

Many of the original titles given by Browning to the poems in this collection, as with its predecessor Dramatic Lyrics, are different from the ones he more »


The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1842)

The town of Hamelin is filled with rats! There are rats in the cupboards, rats in the marketplace, rats in the doghouses, even rats in the pots and more »