Symbols in Robert Browning’s Poem, “Patriot into Traitor”


Has Robert Browning used any symbols in the poem, Patriot into Traitor? If yes, then please mention.



Yeah, this poem is rich with symbols including,

Roses: Symbolize honor, respect and passion.

Path: Symbolic of political career

Myrtle: Symbolize love, purity, generosity and innocence

Spires: A symbolic term for strength and hopeful gestures

Sun: Represents something beyond access or unreachable

Window: Stands for freedom

Forehead: A symbol of good luck but bleeding forehead symbolize bad luck

Rope: Symbolizes restrictions, devoid of power and confinement

Rain: A symbol for period of despair and trial