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My Star by Robert Browning


"My Star" is a poem written by Robert Browning. This poem is about Browning being excited and content with his life. He states that his star (and world) has "opened its soul to me; therefore I love it". Since the poem is speaking about a star that has opened its soul to him and is "like a flower", most likely the poem is about his love.

This poem is written as a single stnaza with thirteen lines of varying lengths. The first eight lines have either four or five syllables. The last five lines have at least ten syllables. It has the rhyme scheme ABABCDCDDEFEF


My Star

All, that I know
Of a certain star
Is, it can throw
(Like the angled spar)
Now a dart of red,
Now a dart of blue
Till my friends have said
They would fain see, too,
My star that dartles the red and the blue!
Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
What matter to me if their star is a world?
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.

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Literary Movement
Victorian, 19th Century

Life, Stars, Love, Nature, Flower

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