A Brief Look at Robert Browning

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An English poet named Robert Browning who was born on May 7, 1812 in England. Robert Browning had extremely dramatic monologues, which later in life portrayed him as one of the best Victorian poets in the world. His father who worked as a bank clerk and mother who was a pianist, both collected books and pictures. “Porphyria’s Lover” and “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” are one of his best examples expressing his dramatic monologues and verses. At the age of fourteen Robert Browning already knew French, Greek, Italian, and Latin, four of the major language spoken in today’s world. Later in life Robert Browning became and atheist and vegetarian following the famous romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Browning never showed any enthusiasm toward school or school life. He later dropped out of school and studied books in his dad’s library, where he later discovered his true love for poetry, and wanting to become a writer. Learning how to be very musical from his mother helped him composes a few songs that his dad sponsored. Robert never listened to his parent’s advice and them wanting him to follow a formal and regular life and job, denying their wishes Robert became the poet he always wanted to be. Browning lived at home until the age of 34 depending on his mother and father to support him, until he later married. In 1833, Robert Browning published his first major work which he did with nobody knowing it was called Pauline. Robert Browning early creative life was spent in
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