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Elite Literary Book Group Presents Poetry Focus

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The Elite Literary Book Group is dedicated to helping students and teachers and readers to re-encounter the wisdom of literature and find meaningful ways to integrate that encounter into their lives. The Poetry Focus podcast presents poems along with a particular focus point for readers to begin an … read more

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Poetry Focus #14: Persona and Browning's "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister"

In podcast #14 we revisit the idea of persona through Robert Browning's dramatic monologue "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister." No one creates a clear distinction between poet and persona as Browning does. Follow along as we hear the interior monologue of a Spanish monk whose hatred for a fellow monk is an obsession. Pay particular attention to the poet's use of the aside to give a realistic depiction of a truly passive aggressive personality. You can find a copy of the poem as well as a ton of other resources at Thanks for listening.

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