• sherif
    in which the admirer kills the object of his love. This paper will compare and contrast the following characteristics: the setting, the speaker, the mood and tone, and theme found "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover." One speaker, the Duke of Ferrara, tells the story of "My Last Duchess." The...
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  • Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess
    <center><b>Compare the two poems ‘Porphyria's Lover' and ‘My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning. What do they reveal about attitudes to women and relationships in the nineteenth century?</b></center> <br> <br>Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century. In 1842, he...
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  • Compare and contrast the methods used by Robert Browning to portray the two speakers in ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’
    IGCSE Coursework Compare and contrast the methods used by Robert Browning to portray the two speakers in ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ are both poems about men who appear to have a compulsive need for control over the women in their lives...
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  • Shavian Play
    the elm-tops down for spite’, even doing ‘its worst to vex the lake’. For all the violence here there is an equal degree of childish petulance, one of which, I suggest, the narrator is perhaps unaware (compare this to the irony employed by Browning in My Last Duchess). Top Tip: irony is a significant...
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  • Comparison of the Use of a Dramatic Monolgue
    . In 'Porphyria's Lover', the reader is also unaware that the lover will kill Porphyria perhaps up until the point where he "debated what to do". 'Porphyria's Lover' contained a higher factor of surprise than in 'My Last Duchess', as the lover seemed to care about Porphyria to such an extent that it...
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  • Explore the Way Poets Portray Love in La Belle Dam Sans Merci with Reference to 5 Other Poems
    Core Texts: La Belle Dame Sans Merci. A Ballard - John Keats Sonnet 116 - William Shakespeare My Last Duchess-Ferrara - Robert Browning Illumination Texts: Sonnet 18 - William Shakespeare Valentine - Carol Ann Duffy Porphyria’s Lover - Robert Browning In the above poems love is...
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  • Comparative Essay on ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’
    relationship cannot be accepted in 19th century society. Porphyria has expressed a wish to stay with her forbidden lover forever, and he in a fit of passion, takes her at her word and strangles her in order to save this wonderful moment. My last duchess is about the duke of Ferraro (a sixteenth...
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  • Compare and Contrast How the Main Protagonists Experience Being Outsiders Within Their Respective Societies.
    society cannot tolerate someone they won’t benefit from. Robert Browning’s Dramatic Monologues illustrate the minds of characters that become psychotic and aim to possess their lovers. ‘My Last Duchess’ presents a manipulative and heartless Duke, who is completely made redundant by his wife...
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  • Dramatic Monologue
    his education later surfaced in his writing, leading to criticism of his poems' obscurities. Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century. In 1842, he published ‘Dramatic Lyrics’ which included the two poems Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess. Robert Browning’s poems...
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  • Essay
    Duchess: All for Pride Barbie Doll Reversal Barbie Doll from a mans perspective Theme of Porphyria's Lover "Barbie Doll" My Last Duchess Barbie Doll Ozymandias Symbolism in “Ode on a Grecian Urn” "Ozymandias" Diction/Tone choices: "Porphyria's Lover", "To his... "Barbie Doll" "Ozymandias...
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  • the Duke and the lover
    The Duke and The Lover In the book My Last Duchess and Other Poems by Robert Browning are two dramatic monologues. These poems are both about mentally disturbed men and their once used to be lovers. Both poems are written so it is possible to tell how the character is feeling and their actions...
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  • Both ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria's Lover’ Are Dramatic Monologues About Murder but They Have Very Different Protagonists. How Does Browning Guide the Readers Response to the Two Murderers?
    when Porphyria enters, but underneath it all he is rather violent, just like the weather as it ‘tore down elm-trees’ and ‘vex the lake’. His love for Porphyria is the reason for the shocking impact of the murder, which contrasts with My Last Duchess, as throughout the poem there were clues of the...
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  • Compare/Contrast of My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover
    My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover Robert Browning wrote the two poems, Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess. In each poem, the speakers seem mentally disturbed. Also, both speakers had relationships with "strong" women who, despite apparently loving them, they each ended up killing...
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  • Robert Browning
    the readers conception of the Duke and the Lover. One is horrified by both of their acts, but is much more tolerant of the dejected and hurt Lover than of the snobbish Duke. (WOODS 6) "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess" are two of Browning's impressive poems that, through the use...
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  • Women’s Independence and Sexuality: Today Something Glorified but Once a “Justification” for Death
    Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess”, the Duke of Ferrara, feels his well-known name and wealthy status lift him above all others, giving him the ability to control not only the women in his life, but nearly everyone. In “Prophyria’s Lover”, also by Browning, Prophyria’s unnamed lover doesn’t have the...
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  • Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover
    . (Burrows, page 120) This grew; I gave commands; Then all smiles stopped together. (Browning, "My Last Duchess", lines 45-6) There is a literary implement that this poem has not contained within "Porphyria's Lover" to any knowledge. This is the use of historical allusion...
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  • Madame Bovary
    by critic, Christine Utz, Browning “contrasts Porphyria and her lover by their social class and their intentions” while depicting “the male protagonist’s desire to fix and control his feminine ideal” accentuating the repression of love and females. Browning criticises 19th century presence of...
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  • How Does Robert Browning Portray an Unusual Love Affair
    duchess’ and in ‘porphyria's lover’ ENGLISH COURSEWORK Arabella Khara | In this essay I am going to show how Robert browning portrayed an unusual love affair in ‘my last duchess’ and in ‘porphyria's lover.’ ‘My Last Duchess,’ is a dramatic monologue written in 1842 by Robert Browning. The easy...
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  • Robert Browning
    the male dominance during the Victorian Era are “Porphyria’s Lover”, written in 1836, and “ My Last Duchess”, written in 1842. Both of these pieces of work show how Browning effectively uses a male perspective to reveal the true identity or attitude of men in this time. These poems are...
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  • Compare and Contrast of Annabel Lee and Porphyria's Lover
    Compare and contrast poetry essay The poems ‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe and ‘Porphyria’s lover’ by Robert Browning are emotion and thought provoking. They are both about romance and grief with the main themes clearly being love and death. The largest similarity is the way the poems can be...
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