Provides an author profile and critical analyses of the originality, rhetoric, and themes of Browning's poems, including "Fra Lippo Lippi.".
Biography of Robert Browning -- Thematic analysis of "My last duchess" -- Critical views on "My last duchess." John Forster on the virtues of Dramatic lyrics ; Algernon Charles Swinburne on Browning's alleged obscurity ; Robert Langbaum on moral judgment in the dramatic monologue ; W. David Shaw on theatricality of "My last duchess" ; Loy D. Martin on the dramatic monologue -- Thematic analysis of "Fra Lippo Lippi" -- Critical views on "Fra Lippo Lippi." George Eliot on Browning's originality ; Oscar Wilde on Browning as a writer of fiction ; James Richardson on the dynamic rhetoric of "Fra Lippo Lippi" ; Herbert F. Tucker on tradition and originality ; Isobel Armstrong on the notion of representation -- Thematic analysis of "Childe Roland to the dark tower came" -- Critical views on "Childe Roland to the dark tower came." David Masson on the surreal in "Childe Roland" ; David V. Erdman on the background of "Childe Roland" ; George M. Ridenour on allegory ; Harold Bloom on Browning's relation to Shelley ; Harold Bloom on Roland's failed quest ; Anne Williams on the archetypal context of "Childe Roland" -- Thematic analysis of "Andrea del Sarto" -- Critical views on "Andrea del Sarto." Henry James on Browning's portrayal of character ; G. K. Chesterton on Browning's philosophy ; Roma A. King Jr. on language and character in "Andrea del Sarto" ; Harold Bloom on the anxiety of representation ; Herbert F. Tucker on the imperfect in "Andrea del Sarto" -- Thematic analysis of "Caliban upon Setebos" -- Critical views on "Caliban upon Setebos." Walter Bagehot on the grotesque ; George Santayana on Browning's temperament ; Constance W. Hassett on the suspension of identity in "Caliban upon Setebos" ; Steven Shaviro on Caliban's interpretive dilemma ; J. Hillis Miller on Browning's metaphysics.