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Painting “the souls of men”: Distinctions of Voice in Browning’s “Fra Lippo Lippi”

Often when we discuss poetry (or literature, generally), we make a distinction between the poet and the speaker. The speaker, who is the voice of the poem, does not always align directly with the voice of the poet for various … Continue reading

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A Shift in Perspective: Our New Narrator

It is becoming increasingly clear that the personal tastes and loyalties of the narrator in this novel are truly designed to influence (and confuse!) the reader’s perceptions of different characters. As we are left by Gabriel Betteredge, who thus far … Continue reading

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To Trust a Storyteller…?

Wilkie Collins makes the reliability of the narrator an immediate and persistent question in The Moonstone. In the prologue, Collins writes, “And I declare, on my word of honour, that what I am now about to write is, strictly and … Continue reading

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