The titular Dark Tower springs forth out of nowhere, which is weird since you'd think a giant tower of doom would be pretty well visible on the horizon. Upon the hero being surrounded by ghosts, the poem (and the story) ends. What lies within the Dark Tower is irrelevant, at least to Browning. This poem is a sterling example of the journey far outweighting the destination. Still, it's kinda like driving hours through the desert to get to Disneyland, then stopping once you get to Downtown Disney and going home.
Yes, I use similies that are very specific to my own life experience.
Author: Robert Browning •
Year: 1855 •
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