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The Last Ride Together

The speaker in the poem does not define success or failure in love through conventional means. It is the opportunity to revel in one "last ride together" that drives the speaker. Whether one...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2014, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The lover/speaker has lost his beloved but intends to make the most of this one last ride together. He then goes forward with a series of justifications to show how his love and this one last ride...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2013, 4:58 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

When one writes a critical appreciation of a poem, one should offer an analysis of the poem's content and theme including investigations into how various elements of the poem—such as imagery,...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018, 1:07 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The lines you have described constitute the fifth and sixth stanzas of Robert Browning's "The Last Ride Together." The poem itself consists of ten stanzas, each 11 lines long. The poem is written...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2016, 3:23 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In "The Last Ride Together," the speaker reveals his thoughts through this dramatic monologue. In the first stanza, the speaker reluctantly but somewhat gracefully (he thanks her) accepts that his...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2012, 5:44 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The speaker has just been rejected by his lover. But before they part once and for all, he makes a final request: that she leave with him for one last ride. It was perfectly normal in Browning's...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019, 5:09 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

Robert Browning's poem “The Last Ride Together” is the monologue of a dejected lover as he contemplates the end of a relationship. The title of the poem comes from the setting in which the poem...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016, 9:13 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

I thought,--All labour, yet no less 50Bear up beneath their unsuccessLook at the end of work, contrastThe petty done, the undone vast,This present of theirs with the...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2008, 11:20 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

"The Last Ride Together" is a dramatic monologue in which the speaker takes one final ride with his lover, reflecting on the relationship they have had and pondering what he could have done to make...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019, 8:05 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The complete stanza reads as follows: Hush! if you saw some western cloudAll billowy-bosom'd, over-bow'dBy many benedictions—sun'sAnd moon's and evening-star's at once—And so, you, looking and...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016, 2:24 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

Browning convinces the lady who has just broken up with him to go on one last ride before they say goodbye to one another. As they are riding, Browning also considers how the relationship might...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2017, 2:11 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

I think that Browning's 'The Last Ride Together' is not what you could traditionally describe as a love poem but rather it explores some of the philosophical ideas behind love. Browning is...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In this final stanza, the speaker of the poem, who loves a woman that no longer loves him in return, notices that this beloved woman has not yet spoken to him during their last ride together. He...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020, 11:41 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In these lines from "The Last Ride Together," the speaker is supposing what Heaven might be like. After being rejected by his mistress, he spends the first 8 stanzas dealing with that rejection and...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012, 3:58 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The first stanza shows the speaker of the poem attempting to come to grips with the fact that his lover apparently no longer wishes to continue their relationship. He also displays his gratitude to...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016, 4:10 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In the third stanza, the speaker of the poem compares his now former lover to a “billowy-bosom’d” cloud that reflects the light of sun and moon and stars all at one time. When one looks at such a...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2020, 12:20 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In Browning's poem, his ultimate message is that the things he discusses in the poem, art, statesmanship, and fighting (in a war...a soldier) have disproportionate results...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2008, 11:08 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The speaker in “The Last Ride Together” is not necessarily the same person as the poet. The speaker addresses the poem to his lover as he tries to convince her to take one last ride with him before...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2019, 2:20 am (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

In some ways this is a typical poem by Browning in that it is a dramatic monologue; this means that Browning is writing in the first person as a created character. The poem is addressed to the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2011, 11:55 pm (UTC)

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The Last Ride Together

The speaker of the poem mourns the end of a relationship, and he asks at the end of the first stanza for "one more last ride" with the "mistress." It is the mistress he is addressing; she is,...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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