Meeting at Night
Meeting at Night Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
OK, so "Meeting at Night" isn't your straightforward, "you're the greatest woman ever" love poem. That isn't to say it isn't a more subtle take on that type of poem. Let's not forget that the odds...
Man and the Natural World
There's a lot of nature in "Meeting at Night" (the land, the sea, the moon, the beach, fields). In some instances, nature is clearly an obstacle, something that must be negotiated during the speake...
The speaker of "Meeting at Night" takes a little sailing trip, walks a mile on the beach, then across three fields, all under the cover of night, to reach a farmhouse where his (presumed) lover awa...
Versions of Reality
Browning's poems are notorious for the psychological depth and penetration, and "Meeting at Night" is no exception. The poem gives us a unique first-person point of view, and actually shows how a p...
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