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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Browning
    technique. The poems “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning are very good examples of a dramatic monologue. A dramatic monologue is where there is one speaker in the poem and that one speaker is the one who tells a story. “A dramatic monologue is a poem that shares many...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Robert Browning
    in a film. This reveal the thoughts and feeling of the lover and Browning uses this dramatic monologue to show how possessive and deranged the lover is. He is in his little world and has to be "called out of it by Porphyria. In 'My Last Duchess' the dukes true feeling only come out through...
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  • Demonism and Innocence
    later Victorian period displays similar themes in poems such as “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover”. By exploring both poets work we may begin to have an understanding of the gothic tale in poetry, as well as the gothic figure. Both “Christabel” and “Porphyria’s Lover” have prominent female...
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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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  • Comparing My Last Duchess,Porphyrias Lover and le Dame Sans Merci
    Comparing and Contrasting the Theme of power and control between Porphyrias Lover, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and My Last Duchess The poems I have chosen are: My Last Duchess Ferrara by Robert Browning, Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning and La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats. I am going to...
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