Dennis ends his letter with a quotation from a poem. It says:
Voice 5: "A man's reach should exceed a man’s grasp or what's a heaven for?"
Voice 2: This is a line from a poem by Robert Browning. And it is the subject of today's hodgepodge!
Robert Browning lived in England in the late 1800s. He was famous for writing dramatic monologues - long speeches said by one person. He wrote a series of monologues about famous historical painters. In these poems, Browning imagined what the painters might say about their lives. One of these painters was Andrea Del Sarto. Browning imagines him sitting by his wife at a window. Del Sarto is looking back at his life and work. He seems a little sad. He has not achieved as much as he thought he could.
罗伯特·勃朗宁19世纪末期生活在英国 。他以写作戏剧式独白而闻名，戏剧式独白指一个人说的一大段话 。他写了一系列有关著名历史画家的独白 。在这些诗歌中，勃朗宁想象了画家可能会对他们的生活进行的描述 。其中一名画家是安德烈·德尔·萨托 。勃朗宁想象了德尔·萨托在窗边坐在妻子身边的情景 。德尔·萨托正在回顾他的一生和作品 。他看上去有些悲伤 。他没有达到他以为自己可以达到的成就 。