His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, challenging vocabulary and syntax. The Last Ride Together by Robert Browning is a monologue of a rejected lover exploring the end of a love affair. The title suggests the last ride that the lover has spent with his love.
It reflected the life just as his poetic vision took it to be. It mirrored the individual finding his place in the universe.
It depicted a situation in which soul was made manifests through circumstances. Browning did not first realize importance of this new poetic form but he discovered its ampler range by experiments.
It seems more apt to the portraiture of the person, so individual as to be abnormal, fanatic and even madman. It is dramatic because it is the utterance of a single speaker who is different from the poet; at the same time it lyrical because it is expression of his own thoughts and inner drama.
The relation of the poet and the speaker is the dramatic monologue which is quite complex.
Sometimes it favourable sometimes it is complex. In dramatic monologues Browning takes liberty with grammar and syntax. He uses all the words of grammar commas, interrogation, side remarks etc. A glance at even the titles that Browning gave to his work show that how strong the dramatic elements in him: My Last Duchess is a hint of them.
It is very short but keen analysis of a duke who reveals consciously his character when he adores the picture of his wife. A little thinking on the part of readers is enough to makes him think that he is a jealous person who can stop the smile of his innocent without any reason: This grew; I gave commands Then all smiles stopped together.
Browning takes us to the ranging situation in his dramatic monologues. He shows us rejected lover; and an old man who glorifies the old age; and a painter who sits with his faithless wife.
He shows us rejected lover in The Last Ride Together but the lover is not dissatisfied with what happened to him. He would be satisfied if she would agree for last ride with him. When she grants his request he feels himself lucky and says: Why all men strive and who succeed?
One disadvantage of his monologue is that they are known for their obscurity. The best known of these is Sordellow. In sum, Browning monologue is not a simple form. It combines reflection and lyricism with dramatic properties of raising out of the definite situation it deals with; and there is also an element of artificiality.
One may add to it, he uses the form with great care and liberty and does not try to overpass its limits.Robert Browning (7 May – 12 December ) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.
His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.
The Last Ride Together is one of Robert Browning's most notable dramatic monologues.
It focuses on the wishes of a man for a last ride together with his lover and this journey is both passionate and evocative. Feb 12, · In The Last Ride Together Browning selected the ‘moment’ which is the result of quick thought or sudden passion and results in some action breaking the common place course of life.
Analysis: Form: “The Last Ride Together” by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue. speaks out a speech that makes up the whole of the poem. The lover considers himself happier and more successful than the musician.
the speaker says that in this case he is more successful than a sculptor because he can ride with his beloved and the.
The Last Ride Together is one of Robert Browning's most notable dramatic monologues. It focuses on the wishes of a man for a last ride together with his lover and this journey is both passionate and evocative. Aug 30, · Last Ride Together is a lyrical dramatic monologue of Browning.
It is a wonderful expression of his philosophy of life, love and his characteristic optimism. The beauty of situation, the psychological insight and unparalleled mastery of expression exhibited in this poem.