Book cover - Dramatic Romances - Author Robert Browning

Dramatic Romances

Author Robert Browning

  • Release Date: 1889-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry

Dramatic Romances Summary


Dramatic Romances - Weakness of will in the case of the lovers in this poem wrecked their lives; for they were not strong enough to follow either duty or love. Another glimpse is caught of this period when husbands and brothers and fathers meted out what they considered justice to the women in "In a Gondola". "The Grammarian's Funeral" gives also an aspect of Renaissance life the fervor for learning characteristic of the earlier days of the Renaissance when devoted pedants, as Arthur Symons says in referring to this poem, broke ground in the restoration to the modern world of the civilization and learning of ancient Greece and Rome.

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