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Meeting at Night

Meeting at Night

by Robert Browning

Meeting at Night Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why does the speaker give so much attention to the sea? Is it more than just scenery?
  2. Why did Robert Browning break the poem into two separate poems? (See "In a Nutshell" for some details on this.)
  3. How do you feel about how few verbs there are in the poem? What effect does this sort of word choice have?
  4. What effect does the poem's rhyme scheme (ABCCBA ABCCBA) achieve?

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