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Prospice by Robert Browning

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I think this poem is a tribute to his wife after her death. browning philosophy of life is also unravel in this poem. in fact a master piece in literature . though there are many other poems having death as subject but prospice has an upper hand over all .the subject is universal though it is a subjective poem . according to browning life is a continuous struggle, a battle & we should have to face all the hardships in a heroic manner even the death because the ultimate end of this battle is death so in this poem the poet is of the view that he will seek all the pleasures of facing death though it is the most difficult & hard phenomenon of this earth but the poet says that he will face it in a heroic manner not cowardly . The poem also depicts browning firm faith in God . the poet says that all our struggle would be rewarded by God either in this world in the world here after.... as for the poet death is nothing else but a transition from mortal to immortal world & thus a way by which we will be able to meet his wife once again....

PROSPICE

(By: Robert Browning)

Fear death?---to feel the fog in my throat,

The mist in my face,

When the snows begin, and the blasts denote

I am nearing the place,

The power of the night, the press of the storm,

The post of the foe;

Where he stands, the Arch Fear in a visible form;

Yet the strong man must go:

For the journey is done and the summit attained,

And the barriers fall,

Though a battle's to fight ere the guerdon be gained,

The reward of it all.

I was ever a fighter, so---one fight more,

The best and the last!

I would hate that Death bandaged my eyes, and forbore,

And made me creep past.

No! let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers,

The heroes of old,

Bear the brunt, in a minute pay glad life's arrears

Of pain, darkness and cold.

For sudden the worst turns the best to the brave.

The black minute's at end,

And the

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