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Amalia B.

Madina
XII IPA 7
Love in a life
Classical By Robert Browning
Poetry Room after room,
I hunt the house through
We inhabit together.
Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her
Sectet Next time, herself! Not the trouble behind her
Left in the curtain, the couchs perfume!
As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath blossomed anew:
Yon looking-glass gleamed at the wave of her feather.

Yet the day wears,


And door succeeds door;
I try the fresh fortune
Range the wide house from the wing to the centre
Sectet Still the same chance! She goes out as I enter.
Spend my whole day in the quest, who cares?
But its twilight, you see, wtih such suites to explore,
Such closets to search, such alcoves to importune!
Main idea of the poetry
love in a life is a poem written by Robert Browning. The poem
talks as if he is talking about a house in suppose as life, the poem
is truly about a woman. He states that he wont care about the
woman is past because there is so much of her to explore and
learn. He writes this because he looked into the past of his
former lovers too much and it caused problems.

This poem is written as two parts. The first part speaks about
him not wanting to care about his next woman is past. The
second pasrt speaks of him wanting to learn about everything
else since ther is so much to learn. The poem is rhymed as
ABCCCABC
Biography of Robert Browning
Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell,
England. His mother was an accomplished pianist and a
devout evangelical Christian. His father, who worked as a
bank clerk, was also an artist, scholar, antiquarian, and
collector of books and pictures. His rare book collection of
more than 6000 volumes included works in Greek, Hebrew,
Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Much of Brownings
education came from his well-read father. Robert Browning
died in 1889.
Meaning in each line
First paragraph
1. The author introduces the image
2. He uses the verb hunt with the meaning of searching, searching her love through the
entire house.
3. And something similar happens with the next verb inhabit, which one of its uses is
related to animals living in area or place.
4. The fourth line has the implied sense of encouraging the reader to read, to the
individual knowledge, which was very typical during the victorian age among
Brownings acquaintances, but which was not Brownings case, since he went to
University.
5. The following line is still fostering the same idea of science, knowledge, but this time
the author tries to encourage the reader not to be afraid of the problems that to
achieve a cultural level could signify.
6. Browning states all these ideas of progress, together with the ideas of evolution and
natural laws, which defined Victorianism, through the image of love.
7 & 8. He uses a metaphor to exemplify the troubles of her lover. But he is exemplifying at
the same time the idea of leaving behind the closed religious explanations to the
mysteries of life and the idea of investigating and being more critical.
Meaning in each line
Second paragraph
1 5. The author continues with the same double exemplification of love and science.
6. Invite the reader to think that there is never enough time to be used for science, that
there is always a new thing to discover. This line can be seen as a challenge to the
ortodox Genesis, which defends that every single thing was created by God.
7 8. The use of verbs such as explore or the image of a lot of things and place to be
searched through, make reference to the social events and the progress which were
taking place at the time. But, at the same time, these lines are speaking about love,
with the implied meaning of exploring the body of the woman he is in love with.

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