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The Works and Influence of Robert Browning With Special Contributes to My Last Duchess 1847 Browning heavily influenced poetic society for all time He invented the dramatic monologue a poem with a speaker and an implied auditor where there is a gap between what the speaker says and what he actually reveals Landow 1 He also created the silent listener technique where the implied listener in the poem never speaks He mastered and left behind poetic devices such as irony that modern poets of today still use In the poem My Last Duchess Robert Browning makes use of dramatic monologue silent listener techniques and irony to reveal one mans hypocrisy All of these devices made Browning the poet that society will long remember Robert Browning was one of the most recognized and respected poets of his time The Victorian period that he lived in and his upbringing made him the dramatic and intelligent poet that he was His most famous types of poetry were his lyrical and romantic poems Browning influenced poetic society with his dramatic monologues long poems and silent listener techniques He can be compared to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson other literary figures of the time Therefore because of Brownings unique and sometimes absurd poetry people have been fascinated with his writing and still are today Born in 1812 Robert Browning was one of the most recognized poets of the Victorian Age Guided by the influence of his father he was reading and writing by the age of five Everett 1 His father a scholar and artist gave Browning a huge variety of different books from a collection of 6000 volumes in six languages Browning and his father used to bond by sitting around together analyzing books they had both read In his adolescent years he flourished in his studies and became quite the young poet by the age of twelve Brainard 253 Glen Everett also tells
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