Thesis: The imagery in, â€œMeeting at Night,â€ is something that the reader can practical see, touch, smell, and hear; the tone and theme of the poem are two very important fixtures that are evident to the reader and are of importance for the poem. .
I. Imagery of poem.
A. Imagery in first stanza.
B. Imagery in second stanza.
II. Tone of poem.
III. Theme of poem.
â€œMeeting at Nightâ€ by Robert Browning.
Robert Browning started writing poetry at a very early age and was one of the most famous Victorian poets of his time. He displays his incredible talent throughout all of his works. His poem â€œMeeting at Nightâ€ is one of the many poems that showcases his unique style. The form of â€œMeeting at Nightâ€ is a lyric; Browning expresses his feelings in this poem which is obviously love or being in love. The poem is about two lovers meeting in the night; the speaker in the poem describes the journey he takes to visit his lover. The imagery, tone, and theme of â€œMeeting at Nightâ€ are three very important factors that are evident to the reader and are of importance for the poem. .
Although the poem consists of only two stanzas, there are many distinct examples of imagery throughout the poem. Browningâ€™s use of imagery is very important in order for the reader to visualize the speaker on his journey. The first stanza describes the beginning of the speakerâ€™s journey; â€œThe gray sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap in fiery ringlets from their sleep [. . .]â€ (ll. 1-4). The gray sea, long black land, yellow half-moon, and the little waves are examples of sight because the reader can definitely visualize these things. The speaker goes on to say, â€œAs I gain the cove with pushing prow, and quench its speed iâ€™ the slushy sand (ll. 5-6). The speaker is obviously traveling in a boat and has described how he came to land.