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Meeting at Night

Meeting at Night

  

by Robert Browning

Meeting at Night Love Quotes

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Quote #4

And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each (11-12)

The extreme volume of the beating hearts – the voice is "less loud" than the heartbeats – suggests intense passions, and the fact that its beating hearts implies love of some kind. Notice, however, that the primary emphasis in the lines is on the "voice less loud"; the "beating" hearts are here for the sake of comparison. The extreme passion of the lines is registered, strangely, through the quasi-silence of the voice.

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