Ian Jack and Robert Inglesfield (eds), The Poetical Works of Robert Browning, Vol. 5: Men and Women

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Nowhere does Browning pose a problem of conscience with more economy. The plot which is supposed to be offered to him for a play in fact constitutes a perfect short-story.

Each stanza has four lines rhyming abab. The first three lines of each are tetrameters, the fourth being a trimeter. Iambs and anapaests are the feet.

  • Date: 1853/5
  • 1863: Dramatic Romances

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