TITLE

The Margins of the Dramatic Monologue: Teaching Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point"

AUTHOR(S)
Schaub, Melissa
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Victorian Poetry;Winter2011, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p557
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
The article offers criticism on the poem "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point," by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The author focuses on an account of teaching the poem by scholar Tricia Lootens in the eighth edition of the book "The Norton Anthology of English Literature." The author discusses the poem as a dramatic monologue and discusses various readings of the poem related to political and biographical meanings. Other topics include infanticide in the poem and the Victorian reaction to the poem.
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69882240

 

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