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It’s Not a Disney Movie

In “The Blessed Damozel,” Rossetti describes a woman in heaven watching her lover on the Earth below. He portrays the woman as “still” (16) and behind the “gold bar of heaven” (2). This description of a static and elevated female … Continue reading

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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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Browning and Brontë: Personifications of Wind

Hi everyone! I want to direct my blog post towards two of the poems we’re reading for tomorrow, Porphyria’s Lover by Browning and The Night-Wind by Brontë. Both poems begin with an omniscient narrator who is listening to the wind … Continue reading

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