Robert Browning, A Grammarian’s Funeral

This is a relatively long poem that spans more than four pages. It has an interesting structure in which the first line is relatively long in the second is quite short. Browning addresses the reader in second person and makes use of words such as us, we, and our. The third page the poem seems to me to be like the list of aphorisms. There is a long tradition in intelligentsia circles to leave their home behind and headed for the city. Cities are representative of life and learning the kind of culture that the country does not have.Post

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