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* WeddingDay: Jules and Phene are getting married.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Ottima is having an affair with a man named Sebald.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Ottima is having an affair with a man named Sebald.Sebald.
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* InnocentSwearing: A meta example, and one of the most famous in literature. Towards the end appear these rather unusual lines: "Then, owls and bats, cowls and ''twats'',/Monks and nuns, in a cloister’s moods,/Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry!". Many years later the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary asked Browning about this and he pointed them to his source material, a 1660 poem that included the lines "They talk’t of his having a Cardinall’s Hat/They’d send him as soon an Old Nun’s Twat." Browning took that to mean that a "twat" is part of a nun's habit, and so used it in the poem. In fact "twat" meant the same thing in 1660 as it did in 1842 and as it does in the 21st century, a vulgar CountryMatters reference. Apparently no one told him, and Browning went to his grave not knowing about it.

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* InnocentSwearing: A meta example, and one of the most famous in literature. Towards the end appear these rather unusual lines: "Then, owls and bats, cowls and ''twats'',/Monks and nuns, in a cloister’s moods,/Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry!". Many years later the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary asked Browning about this and he pointed them to his source material, a 1660 poem that included the lines "They talk’t of his having a Cardinall’s Hat/They’d send him as soon an Old Nun’s Twat." Browning took that to mean that a "twat" is part of a nun's habit, and so used it in the poem. In fact "twat" meant the same thing in 1660 as it did in 1842 and as it does in the 21st century, a vulgar CountryMatters reference. Apparently no one told him, and Browning went to his grave not knowing about it. [[AccidentalAesop the moral of the story being you should always look up words you don't know the meaning of before using them.]]

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**Take note that in England, a Fagot is a large meatball made out of Beef and Lamb mixed together with breadcrumbs.


-> "[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion God's in his Heaven/All's right with the world!]]"

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-> "[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion God's "God's in his Heaven/All's Heaven
->All's
right with the world!]]"
world!"


''Pippa Passes'' is an 1841 verse drama by Robert Browning. The poem describes a single day in the life of Pippa, a young silk-winding girl who goes for a walk through the town of Asolo, Italy. Pippa is happy and innocent and cheerful, attributing goodness and decency to all the people she passes--but as the poem demonstrates, the people of Asolo are far darker and more complex than innocent Pippa might have guessed. She sings of "Asolo's Four Happiest Ones", namely Ottima, wife of Luca the silk-mill owner; Jules, a French art student who is getting married that day; Luigi, an Italian patriot who lives with his mother on the hill; and Monsignor, a cleric.

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''Pippa Passes'' is an 1841 verse drama by Robert Browning.Creator/RobertBrowning. The poem describes a single day in the life of Pippa, a young silk-winding girl who goes for a walk through the town of Asolo, Italy. Pippa is happy and innocent and cheerful, attributing goodness and decency to all the people she passes--but as the poem demonstrates, the people of Asolo are far darker and more complex than innocent Pippa might have guessed. She sings of "Asolo's Four Happiest Ones", namely Ottima, wife of Luca the silk-mill owner; Jules, a French art student who is getting married that day; Luigi, an Italian patriot who lives with his mother on the hill; and Monsignor, a cleric.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Luca has already assumed room temperature when Ottima and Sebald have their dialogue.


-> "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world!"

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-> "God's "[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion God's in His heaven, all's his Heaven/All's right with the world!"
world!]]"


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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Sweet, gentle Pippa. See the page quote for her attitude towards life distilled into one line.


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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Ottima and Sebald elected to do this with her husband Luca.


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* {{Streetwalker}}: The hookers on the corner, who are in league with Bluphocks.


* BlitheSpirit: Cheerful, optomistic Pippa strolls through Asolo singing, influencing everyone else's life for the better.

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* BlitheSpirit: Cheerful, optomistic Pippa strolls through Asolo singing, influencing causing everyone else's life for the better.who hears her to have some kind of epiphany.

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* DramaticIrony: At the end Pippa wonders how she might approach the people she's passed and "move them" in some way, not knowing that she already has.


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* TheReveal: Pippa is the monsignor's niece, hidden away years ago by Maffeo, and thus the heir to the monsignor's family's estates.


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* StealingFromTheTill: Embezzling from the Monsignor's recently deceased brother is the least of Maffeo's crimes. He has murdered on the brother's command, and he once killed the eldest brother's small child so the recently deceased brother would inherit.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Oh! were every worm a maggot, Every fly a grig, Every bough a Christmas fagot, Every tune a jig!"


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* LaResistance: Luigi is an Italian patriot plotting to assassinate the emperor of Austria (Asolo and the Venuto region belonged at that time to Austria).


* AsYouKnow: One of Jules's fellow students recounts to the other students how they all tricked Jules into thinking Phene was his admirer.

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* AsYouKnow: One of Jules's fellow students recounts to the other students how they all tricked Jules into thinking Phene was his admirer.


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* InLoveWithTheMark: Phene is a prostitute hired by Jules's classmates to pretend to be in love with him. She falls in love with him for real.


-> "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world."

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-> "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world."
world!"


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* CarpeDiem: Sebald believes this, saying "One must be venturous and fortunate/What is one young for, else? In age we’ll sigh/O’er the wild, reckless, wicked days flown ever." Of course, he's justifying murdering his girlfriend's husband.


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* StarvingArtist: Sebald was a musician "starving when [he] used to call" on Ottima to give her music lessons.
* TitleDrop: The stage direction (Pippa passes) as she passes by Ottima and Sebald.
* WeddingDay: Jules and Phene are getting married.

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-> "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world."

''Pippa Passes'' is an 1841 verse drama by Robert Browning. The poem describes a single day in the life of Pippa, a young silk-winding girl who goes for a walk through the town of Asolo, Italy. Pippa is happy and innocent and cheerful, attributing goodness and decency to all the people she passes--but as the poem demonstrates, the people of Asolo are far darker and more complex than innocent Pippa might have guessed.

''Pippa Passes'' was first published as part of the Browning collection ''Bells and Pomegranates'', which also included "Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin" and other memorable Browning works such as "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess". It marked his arrival on the British literary scene. Being a drama written in verse, it has been performed on the stage on multiple occasions. A 1909 short film adaptation, directed by Creator/DWGriffith, was the first film to ever get a review in the ''New York Times''.

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* BlitheSpirit: Cheerful, optomistic Pippa strolls through Asolo singing, influencing everyone else's life for the better.
* InnocentSwearing: A meta example, and one of the most famous in literature. Towards the end appear these rather unusual lines: "Then, owls and bats, cowls and ''twats'',/Monks and nuns, in a cloister’s moods,/Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry!". Many years later the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary asked Browning about this and he pointed them to his source material, a 1660 poem that included the lines "They talk’t of his having a Cardinall’s Hat/They’d send him as soon an Old Nun’s Twat." Browning took that to mean that a "twat" is part of a nun's habit, and so used it in the poem. In fact "twat" meant the same thing in 1660 as it did in 1842 and as it does in the 21st century, a vulgar CountryMatters reference. Apparently no one told him, and Browning went to his grave not knowing about it.
* NewYearHasCome: New Year's Day is Pippa's only off day of the year, which is why she goes for a walk.

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