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Community Level 3CandiceB666


A poetic genius - which may be the problem

AdvantagesSome great poems

DisadvantagesSome 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 definately has some of the best poetry from the 19th century. Known as one the romantics, the theme of love, both unconditional and unrequited, obsessive and detatched, can be seen in his poetry throughout ..." Read review

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Community Level 2MrMusic200...


Moveing and Romanitc

AdvantagesRomanitic, Touching and Deeply Thought Provokeing

DisadvantagesYou look silly reading it on a bus :-)

"...prostutute visiting monk, lot's of men looking for love, love before and after sex, and a obsessive love which ends in murder of the nicest kind in Porphria's Love (or is it My Last Duchess - read them both:-) All round a very moveing and insitefull love - worth reading to see if you can spot your self and your frends in Brownings poety, most of it's not realy the love poetry you would read to a lover "In one long yellow string I wound Three ..." Read review

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Community Level 1confuseless


my experience with this book

Advantagesa treat for those who love clasical literature

Disadvantagesnot 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 precious collection to posses and I cherished every moment of time I spent reading these wonderful set of poems. I would like to add a word of caution for those of you who love contemporary works. ..." Read review

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