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Meeting at Night Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Wordplay
Welcome to the land of symbols, imagery, and wordplay. Before you travel any further, please know that there may be some thorny academic terminology ahead. Never fear, Shmoop is here. Check out our...
Form and Meter
Loose Iambic Tetrameter with Plenty of Substitutions"Meeting at Night" is written in a very loose version of iambic tetrameter. This means that, theoretically, each line should contain four (tetr...
The speaker of "Meeting at Night" is kind of a Romeo – passionate, slightly daring, always managing to fall for girls whose parents don't like him, but dating them despite all the odds. Yes, admi...
Imagine the first scene of a brand new movie. The point of view is first person, and it's like you're inside the main character's head, looking out. You have no idea who this person is, or what is...
"Meeting at Night" sounds a lot like a voice in someone's head, almost like a monologue spoken by a main character in a movie that is slightly confusing. You have no idea, for example, what he mean...
What's Up With the Title?
The title of the poem pretty much sums up what happens in the poem: the speaker describes a "meeting at night," or rather he describes all the things he must do to make his "meeting" happen. It is...
Difficult to determine, at first, what is going onThe very first lines of the poem give us a description: "The grey sea and the long black land; / And the yellow half-moon large and low." Fair enou...
(2) Sea Level"Meeting at Night" isn't a very difficult poem. Yeah sure, it's a bit confusing at first, but after you read it a few times (which only takes thirty seconds because its only twelve lin...
Robert Browning is buried in Westminster Abbey, adjacent to fellow Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (source).Robert Browning didn't really achieve any critical success until after his wife, the...
PG-13There's no obvious sex in this poem, but there are definitely a few suggestive moments. Indeed, the moment where the boat gets stuck in the sand – you know the part about the "pushing prow"...
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