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A poetic genius - which may be the problem

Advantages: Some great poems
Disadvantages: Some very long poems which arent the easiest to understand, particularly if you arent too interested in 19th century literature

Sadly poetry is very much an art which has not been embraced by the 21st Century. Browning is most definately one of England's greatest poets. I do admit that I have had to study him for English literature, else I would not own this book, but it definat ...

CandiceB666 01.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Men and Women and Other Poems - Robert Browning

Moveing and Romanitc

Advantages: Romanitic, Touching and Deeply Thought Provokeing
Disadvantages: You look silly reading it on a bus :-)

Browning is known as one of the best Romanitic poets and this colume contains some of his best work. The selection of poems is very well done, moveing from dreampt love in 'Love Among the Ruins' where a shepered dreams about love and power as he wonders ...

MrMusic2000_uk 10.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Men and Women and Other Poems - Robert Browning

my experience with this book

Advantages: a treat for those who love clasical literature
Disadvantages: not for the readers of modern literature

I find this collection of poems to be a treat for any person's mind. These poems take its reader back in time way back to the 17th century. For a lover of clasical literature, Browing's poems bring true delight to one's heart. In short, this is indeed a p ...

confuseless 07.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Men and Women and Other Poems - Robert Browning

misogynistic and perverse maybe, but fantastic

Advantages: very good read
Disadvantages: controversion

John Donne is one of the most fantastically interesting metaphysical poets. Just to give you a brief description of what metaphysical poetry is about: metaphysical poets were a group of poets in the 17th century whose name was given to them after they ...

biffyclyo89 14.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Selected Poems - John Donne

Oh,Such Passion!

Advantages: Do you like poetry,or not?
Disadvantages: The outdated language

John Donne was born in 1572,into Shakespearan England,and yet he is so different to Shakespeare in his works.He is usually described as a metaphysical poet,although I do not think that a particularly helpful description.Donne is physical,emotional,sexual. ...

Suzan 01.11.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Selected Poems - John Donne