"Compare My Last Duchess And Porphyria S Lover" Essays and Research Papers

  • Compare 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. Strangely enough, both men seem to be much happier after they have committed these murders. The murders in these poems deal with power based on gender. The females have the power and the men do not. The men feel...

    Duke, English-language films, Gender 1440  Words | 4  Pages

  • Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess

    'Men are presented as monsters in Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess.' Discuss. A monster is defined as something which inspires horror and disgust and is shockingly hideous or frightful. The characters of both males in 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' definitely give the impression of fitting this description, as they both commit, or at least command the committing of murders. They are also controlling of the women in their lives and crave power over them – in both cases, the woman...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Guilt 1751  Words | 5  Pages

  • Comparing My Last Duchess,Porphyrias Lover and le Dame Sans Merci

    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 be exploring the theme of power and control in each of the poems and how the poets show it. In Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess it appears that the men have the power whereas in La Belle Dame Sans Merci the woman has the power. In Porphyrias Lover the only...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, KILL 2002  Words | 5  Pages

  • Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover

    Mike Sobieraj English 203 Roger Gilbert The Lover and the Duke The creation of a plausible character within literature is one of the most difficult challenges to a writer, and development to a level at which the reader identifies with them can take a long time. However, through the masterful use of poetic devices and language Browning is able to create two living and breathing characters in sixty or less lines. When one examines these works one has to that they are quite the achievements...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1757  Words | 6  Pages

  • Comparative Essay on ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’

    Comparative essay on ‘My last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s lover’ Robert Browning was born in May 1812 and died at the age of seventy. Browning was an English poet who has become known as the person to invent and popularise the dramatic monologue. This made him the foremost Victorian poet; two of his most successful dramatic monologues are those of ‘My last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’. The reoccurring theme within the two monologues is murder as they show the idea of men killing a lover Dramatic monologues...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, My Last Duchess 2042  Words | 5  Pages

  • Compare and contrast the methods used by Robert Browning to portray the two speakers in ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’

    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. However, the speakers appear to be quite different as we see that the protagonist in ‘My Last Duchess’ is a Duke with a high self-esteem and confidence, whereas the protagonist in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ emerges as...

    Couplet, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1610  Words | 4  Pages

  • “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess”

    published a book entitled Dramatic Lyrics, which was a famous work that contained a collection of dramatic monologues. Two of the poems found in this book were “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess”. In “Porphyria’s Lover”, Browning introduces a powerful insight into the demented mind of an extremely possessive man, while “My Last Duchess” tells a story about the Duke of Ferrara revealing to a guest the murder of his wife and the motives behind it. The two speakers share similar qualities, both being...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Love 1338  Words | 4  Pages

  • Comparison of 'My Last Duchass' and 'Porphryia's Lover'

    Love poetry Coursework Assignment The two poems that I have chosen are ‘Porphyria’s lover,’ a twisted story about a possessive lover who wants this moment of love to never end and ‘My Last Duchess’ where a Duke tells about his wife who he had killed whilst showing a painting of her to a guest. I chose these poems because they were the ones that I found the most interesting and that intrigued me the most. The poems are quite similar but at the same time have some differences. One way in which...

    By the Way, Count, Duke 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    known as, “My Last Duchess, Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory.” The reason why Browning wrote his poems in that particularly dialogue is because of the certain century it was produced. It was brought out during the Victorian. In that century woman where treated differently then men. It wasn’t known as discrimination. The poems I will be discussing all a murder that occurs within a marriage or a relationship. This also shows how the author will kill off his characters. In Porphyria’s Lover he includes...

    Count, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue 1290  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    Through “My Last Duchess”, Browning exposes the innermost characteristics of the Duke of Ferrara. The Duke is the speaker of the poem and is hashing out the details of another marriage with an emissary from a Count when he draws a curtain to reveal a magnificent fresco of the Duke’s Last Duchess. The emissary voices a question about the expression on her face, an “earnest glance” of “depth and passion” (line 8), prompting the Duke’s monologue. Looking upon the artwork, the Duke praises “Fra Pandolf’s...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 890  Words | 3  Pages

  • Porphyrias Lover

    Porphyria’s lover: Like ‘My Last Duchess’, this poem is an example of a dramatic monologue – a poem in which the impression the speaker unwittingly gives is rather different from the picture they intend to present. Initially, the poem appears to be built around a contrast between the storm outside and the cosy domestic scene within the cottage that Porphyria and her lover share. But there are unsettling notes from the very start –the storm is strangely personified in terms of sullenness, ‘spite’...

    The Final, The Lover, The Speaker 1269  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

     The Duke and His Duchess What would one expect a mans personality and traits to be like if he was to send his wife away for being to easily impressed and made happy too soon? It is just the man Robert Browning portrays in his poem “My Last Duchess” as the Duke who explains a painting of his late wife in a dramatic dialogue. A quick glance at “ My Last Duchess” readers can easily pick up on at least one element: arrogance. The speaker of the poem exhibits arrogance rooted in his audacious sense...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Marriage 1455  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Last Duchess Cel

    selected to discuss is ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning, which was written in 1842. "My Last Duchess" is a dramatic monologue of one side of a conversation between a Duke and a Count’s messenger who are negotiating a marriage to the Count’s daughter. The Duke’s speech about his ‘Last Duchess’ reveals perhaps more than he first intended to. The Duke shows the Count’s envoy a painting of his ‘Last Duchess,’ he talks fondly of the painting and goes on to describe the Duchess. He describes her as beautiful...

    16th century, Count, Duke 1960  Words | 5  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    Setting and Background The setting of "My Last Duchess," a highly acclaimed 1842 poem by Robert Browning, is the palace of the Duke of Ferrara on a day in October 1564. Ferrara is in northern Italy, between Bologna and Padua, on a branch of the Po River. The city was the seat of an important principality ruled by the House of Este from 1208 to 1598. The Este family constructed an imposing castle in Ferrara beginning in 1385 and, over the years, made Ferrara an important center of arts and learning...

    Cosimo de' Medici, Dramatic monologue, Ferrara 1435  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

    Katie Parham Dr. Rosenbaum ENGL 1050H 20 February 2012 Villain or Aesthete-Judgment or Sympathy The speaker can be seen as both a villain and lover of great art, but which is his true identity? In “My Last Duchess”, the duke’s deplorable wickedness makes the split between moral judgment and our actual feeling for him especially apparent. The effect created by the tension between sympathy and judgment is a striking characteristic of dramatic monologues. Throughout the poem, the Duke’s poise and...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1425  Words | 4  Pages

  • Compare the Central Characters in ‘Medusa’ and ‘My Last Duchess’

    Compare the central characters in ‘Medusa’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Medusa’ and Robert Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’ are two entirely different poems in many respects. Written in entirely different eras, some would say that they are as opposite as poetry could be. However, their central characters have some remarkable similarities that strike a chord with the reader and represent a common theme. In each of the poems, both Medusa and the Duke of Ferrara represent the fickleness...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Greek mythology 2124  Words | 5  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    relationships presented in ‘My Last Duchess’ and one other poem of your choice? Firstly, the presentation inMy Last Duchess’ is a relationship that has no equality between the Duke and the Duchess. This is shown through the title of the poem. The word ‘my’ is a possessive pronoun and it connotes with the fact that someone has ownership over something else; in this case the Duke has ownership over the Duchess. The Duke is objectifying the Duchess and the word after is ‘last’ this suggests that the...

    Duke, Personal pronoun, Poetry 1452  Words | 3  Pages

  • My last duchess

     My Last Duchess Question: Write about a poem set well in the past, but which remains relevant today. Explain why, despite the difference in time, the main concerns of the poem remains relevant to you. A poem which is set well in the past but remains relevant in today’s society is ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning. The poem remains relevant today as even nowadays there are people who possess similar characteristics as the Duke; the abusive use of power in some societies is still relevant...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Monarch 1393  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    Discuss Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’ as a Dramatic Monologue A Dramatic monologue is a form of poetry where the speaker in the poem gives the readers a deep insight into his thoughts. It is different from a soliloquy since a dramatic monologue always has an implied audience. Dramatic monologue although originated well before the 19th century, it was popularized by Victorian poets like Browning, Tennyson and Dante Rossetti. Browning has experimented with this form of poetry to such depths that dramatic...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 933  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tone in My Last Duchess

    EN238 2/10/14 Tone in “My Last Duchess” “My Last Duchess,” by Robert Browning is renowned for being an ideal model of a dramatic monologue. He employs the primary elements of a dramatic monologue to produce a poem that compels his readers to interpret the poem from a psychological perspective, and thus form opinions or conclusions about the poem’s subjects. Furthermore, Browning utilizes the speaker’s tone in unison with a dramatic monologue’s primary features in order to enhance the portrayal...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, My Last Duchess 911  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

    In Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," a portrait of the egocentric and power loving Duke of Ferrara is painted for us. Although the duke's monologue appears on the surface to be about his late wife, a close reading will show that the mention of his last duchess is merely a side note in his self-important speech. Browning uses the dramatic monologue form very skillfully to show us the controlling, jealous, and arrogant traits the duke possessed without ever mentioning them explicitly. The first...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1452  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    Discuss My Last Duchess as an example of a well constructed dramatic monologue. Robert Browning used the poetic device of the dramatic monologue in his poem "My Last Duchess."  One advantage of using this device is that it allows the speaker's own words to reveal, celebrate, or, in this case, condemn his behavior.  The speaker in "My Last Duchess" is the Duke, loosely based on the historical figure, the Duke of Ferrara whose own young wife died under mysterious circumstances. Browning writes the...

    Couplet, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue 1641  Words | 2  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    My Last Duchess: An Analysis of The Duke "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning is clearly a dramatic monologue used to depict the character of the Duke. The agent seems present although he never participates in the conversation and all parts are spoken by the Duke. The Duke describes some of the agent's questions and makes the dramatic monologue possible by answering, for example, the questioning glance he gets from the agent about the "spot of joy on the duchess' cheek". The poem presents the...

    Count, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    My last Duchess essay 'My last Duchess' is a dramatic monologue written by Robert Browning in 1842. The poem itself is based in the 16th century and is narrated by Ferrara, the fifth Duke. Throughout the poem, many aspects of the Duke's personality are brought to attention such as his need to possess and control in order to maintain his reputation. All of this shows a strong contrast between the Duke and the Duchess; between his sour jealousy and her ever present smile and easily pleased personality...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1210  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    How does Browning tell the story of “My Last Duchess” in the first thirteen lines? In the opening lines ofMy Last Duchess”, Browning introduces his speaker, the Duke of Ferrara, who sets the stage to tell the story of his late wife to the Count’s emissary. As a dramatic monologue, Browning’s identity is dissolved into his character’s voice and persona; the first-person narration of the Duke dominates the perspective of the story; the emissary becomes a silent listener, whose presence is only...

    Dramatic monologue, Fiction, First-person narrative 965  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    "My Last Duchess" is a poem by Robert Browning, frequently anthologized as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since he Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of...

    Cosimo de' Medici, Count, Dramatic monologue 1117  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Worth of My Last Duchess

    Tecca Zimmerman Lit and Society Professor Peresie 4/10/12 The Worth of My Last Duchess Worthwhile literature has four basic elements, or characteristics that help to qualify a work as a worthwhile piece of literature. The four characteristics that help determine a piece of literature to be worthy of reading and studying are that it creates a lasting impression, it stretches the reader’s imagination, it is an aesthetically pleasing experience, and finally, it communicates across cultural...

    Aesthetics, Count, Dramatic monologue 1490  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analysis of Dramatic Monologue in My Last Duchess

    The Analysis of Dramatic monologue In My Last Duchess Abstract: Dramatic monologue which is an important poetic form which invented and practiced principally by Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Matthew Arnold in the Victorian Period. Though the technique is evident in many ancient Greek dramas, the dramatic monologue as a poetic form achieved its first era of distinction in the work of Victorian poet Robert Browning. Browning's poems My Last Duchess and Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, though...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1879  Words | 6  Pages

  • my last duchess

    My Last Duchess This poem is written by Robert Browning who has lived in the Victorian age. It was the period of Queen Victoria's reign. It was a long period of prosperity for British people. That era became known for the employment of young children in factories, mines to collect coal, cotton bobbins collecting and other different jobs. The theme of prostitution and the "fallen women" became a stable feature of mid-Victorian literature and politics. The novel in the nineteenth century become the...

    Drama, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue 1432  Words | 4  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    My Last Duchess” When reading “My Last Duchess” at first it was quite confusing. The narrator doesn’t finish his thoughts at the ending of every line which kept me guessing and trying to piece it all together. After reading it the third time I finally came to understand exactly what he was trying to say. The narrator was a troubled powerful man who was showing off a piece of art to another man, but little did he know at first what exactly that painting meant. First, I would like to describe a little...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 904  Words | 3  Pages

  • Porphyrias lover interpretations

    Porphyria’s Lover Context Robert Browning (1812-1889) was a Victorian poet, who is particularly famous for his dramatic monologues in verse form. Browning was born in London, to a family who relished literature, and he grew up surrounded by books. He wrote his first book of poems before he was 12 – but destroyed them as an adult to make sure no-one could publish them! Browning devoted himself to poetry, and initially had to live at home and be supported by his parents to do so. He married another...

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dramatic monologue, Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1871  Words | 5  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    I. Author ROBERT BROWNING Robert Browning is the author of the poem “my last duchess”. He is a son of Robert Browning, a Bank of England clerk, and Sarah Anna Wiedemann, of Scottish-German descent, Browning received little formal education. His learning was gleaned mainly from his Father's library at home in Camberwell, South London, where he learnt something, with his Father's help, of Latin and Greek. Though he attended lectures at the University of London in 1828, Browning...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 754  Words | 3  Pages

  • My last duchess

    family, was a byword for fabulous displays of artistic and architectural taste alongside appalling brutality. These ideas embody the violence and materialism at the heart of the story, and which, it is hinted, motivated the Duke’s murder of his last Duchess. The immediate setting for the story is an upper chamber in the ducal palace, away from the ‘company below’, and Browning uses this as a means of making his narrator a more intimidating character, capable of dominating the isolated and socially...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Florence 1252  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 interpreted and the biggest difference is the way the women in question died. There are more similarities than there are differences between these two poems. The first and most prominent similarity between...

    Annabel Lee, Death, Difference 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • "My Last Duchess" By Robert Browning

    Robert Browning is known as the Master of Psychological dramatic monologue. In "My last Duchess" the reader only hears the Duke's story whose perverse point of view throws false accusations towards his recently deceased wife. What the reader knows about the characters is limited, so he must piece together the story on his own. The story the duke thinks he tells, of an unfaithful wife who offended his dignity, and the story he really tells, of jealousy and possessive love that leads to murder, engages...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    Introduction to Poetry Appreciation. TAQ 2: My Last Duchess by Robert Browning is based upon Duke Alfonso II of Ferrara's marriage to Lucrezia de' Medici and her death at his hands. Although it has never been proven that the Duke orchestrated her death, she did die suspiciously at the young age of seventeen after only a year of being married to the Duke. At first glance the reader only sees this story but upon reading the poem in more depth and looking at what the form and language devices tell...

    My Last Duchess, Poetry, Rhyme scheme 944  Words | 2  Pages

  • Porphyria’s Lover

    elements of irony. Porphyria’s Lover is about an insecure, possessive and egotistical lover who, upon finding a moment in which he is reassured of his partner’s love for him; attempts to preserve the moment by killing her. The poem has a very dark theme, being murder which is also discussed in two of Browning’s other famous poems, My Last Duchess and The Laboratory and there are parallels that can be drawn between the characters within My Last Duchess and Porphria’s Lover. Through the diction the reader...

    Dramatic monologue, Love, My Last Duchess 1512  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Psychology of the Duke in "My Last Duchess"

    My Last Duchess”, one of the most beautiful poems in English literature by Robert Browning; a poem in the dramatic monologue form, unlike others, that conveys its message by implementing pure and genuine technicality through the character within it. The poem takes place at the art gallery in the residence of the Duke of Ferrara, where the Duke, after his previous wife’s death or disappearance, is preparing to remarry and is talking to the messenger of the Count of Tyrol who has come with the proposal...

    Count, Duke, Iambic pentameter 1295  Words | 4  Pages

  • Of mice and men and my last duchess

    Explore the presentation of women in Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ and in Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess’ The American Dream, which was once attainable, became a fantasy in the early 20th century for all types of people, hoping to achieve their dream and bask in their own success during The Great Depression. The Great Depression encompassed the population of the world in a time of struggle and hardships as a result of the economic decline. Set in the 1920s, a time where the country was a patriarchal...

    Gender, Great Depression, Husband 1856  Words | 4  Pages

  • Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess"

    In this essay, I would like to discuss one of Robert Browning's better known poems, "My Last Duchess." While some readers may be put off by Browning's language which now seems archaic, his poem is every bit as relevant today as when he wrote it almost two hundred years ago. It is as relevant in the twenty first century as it was in the sixteenth century which serves as the setting for the poet's history lesson. The poem focuses on a sixteenth century Italian duke who is regaling his guest with tales...

    Count, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess Practice Commentary

     The given text is an extract from the short story “My Last Duchess” by Margaret Atwood from the anthology Moral Disorder. The story has the same title as the poem by Robert Browning. Gives tells the reader right away that the poem is central to the story they are about to read. It also tells that the writer expects the reader to know the poem before hand, implying that the target audience is sophisticated and educated. The story is told from the first person perspective of a charater named Nell...

    Bolesław Prus, Dramatic monologue, Fiction 997  Words | 2  Pages

  • Colour Purple, Porphyrias Lover

    The “Color Purple” and “Porphyria’s Lover”, a poem by Robert Browning, are very thematically similar. Both have very closely related but different examples to show the effects and the power of possession. The first example of possession in “Color Purple” is exposed in the relationship between Celie and the man she had grown up calling her “pa”. This man had treated Celie as one of his animals, acting as if he had owned her. After spending years of forcing Celie to do many of his duties, Pa (otherwise...

    Emotion, Girl, Love 2227  Words | 6  Pages

  • How do men treat women in Porphyria's lover

    How do men treat women in Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess, Havisham and A Married State? In Porphyria’s Lover we see the views of a man and how he thinks that women are destructive. This is because in the poem the mistress is known a Porphyria, which is a type of deadly disease. I think that the poet, indirectly calling her Porphyria, is one big metaphor describing her to being deadly. Perhaps he thinks she is deadly because he is madly in love with her when maybe he shouldn’t be. Also the...

    Husband, Love, My Last Duchess 898  Words | 2  Pages

  • Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth and Browning presents the speakers in Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess and the Laboratory

    Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth and Browning presents the speakers in Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess and the Laboratory Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth in such a way that she is shown as a strong and powerful woman. Her ability to manipulate Macbeth to murder Duncan in order to get more power is a key example of this aspect of her character. Browning also presents his speakers in a similar way to Shakespeare through their need to control. The main way that both...

    Duncan I of Scotland, King Duncan, Macbeth 1612  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analyse the Different Forms of Power Presented in "My Last Duchess", "A Woman to Her Lover" and "La Belle Dame Sans Merci"

    Duke in "My Last Duchess" desires psychological power over his Duchess The poem "My Last Duchess" is a dramatic monologue written by Robert Browning, coming from the Duke of Ferrara. In the poem he displays his megalomaniac tendencies towards his late wife and how he feels his title symbolises his power over her. We also learn how he doesn't want his wife for love but to be able to exhibit her and 'show her off' and enforce psychological power over. The Duke calls her "My Last Duchess"; here the...

    Control, Duke, La Belle Dame sans Merci 2192  Words | 6  Pages

  • Compare the Ways Poets Present Relationships in ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’ and in 'My Last Duchess'

    Compare the ways poets present relationships in ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’ and in one other poem from Character and Voice In this essay I will be commenting on the presentation of relationships in two poems. The first poem is ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’, in which the speaker remarks on her life before marriage, where she was adored and worshiped by men, and how it has changed after marriage. ‘My Last Duchess’ is a dramatic monologue in which the speaker comments on his late wife and her character, suggesting...

    Gender, Line, Marriage 928  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast the Attitudes and Values of the Two Speakers of the Poems and How the Poets Have Used Language to Convey These Between "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell and "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning

    Compare and contrast the attitudes and values of the two speakers of the poems and how the poets have used language to convey these between “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvel and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning Both the poems have the theme of love, written from a man’s point of view, and explores the way men treat woman in relationships. The former does this by a male narrator writing a poem to a female, using imagery to entice her. The latter by using...

    Alliteration, Iamb, Iambic pentameter 1765  Words | 5  Pages

  • Compare and contrast two poems, Havisham and Porphyrias Lover

    Compare and contrast two poems In this Essay I will compare and contrast Havisham, by Carol Ann Duffy and Porphyria’s Lover, by Robert Browning. I will explore and analyse the range of poetic devices used to tell a story of love gone wrong. Havisham is spoken by a fictional character based on Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham. Duffy depicts Havisham as a woman crippled by love and loneliness after being left at the altar. In contrast Browning’s poem sees Porphyria’s Lover murder Porphyria, so she...

    Bernard Butler, Love, Poetry 1518  Words | 2  Pages

  • Robert Browning S Two Poems

    Robert Browning’s two poems, “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess,” have some striking similarities. Both feature men who seem mentally disturbed; Further, both of these men had relationships with "strong" women who, despite apparently loving them, they each ended up killing. And interestingly enough, both men seem to be much happier after they have committed these murders. Yet the most fascinating similarity is that both of these poems deal with power dynamics based on gender. Initially, the...

    Duke, English-language films, Gender 1434  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Last Duchess

    Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” - Published 1842 Our world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate. Within the last 200 years, we have seen two World Wars and countless disputes over false borders created by colonialists, slavery, and every horrid form of human suffering imaginable!! Human lifestyles and cultures are changing every minute. While our grandparents and ancestors were growing up, do you ever think they imagined the world we live in today? What is to come is almost...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Florence 609  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Duchess' Last Smile

    Heidi Britnell English 102 The DuchessLast Smile In Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” the Duke of Ferrara is proudly showing a painting of his late wife to a guest that has come to visit. Ironically, this visitor is a servant of a Count, and has come to make arrangements for the Duke’s impending marriage to the Count’s daughter. The Duke is the speaker of this poem and reveals much about his conceited character while talking about this painting. In this poem it is revealed that the Duke of...

    Count, Dramatic monologue, Duke 871  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Comparison of John Donne's "The Flea" and Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess".

    "The Flea" who haunts "My Last Duchess" History has blessed the English language with many great romanticists; they were men and sometimes woman who had an affinity for describing the glories of love. Yet in the midst of such uninhibited amorousness, they were a select few who chose to write about the seamier side of romance. It was these works which perhaps best represented the complexities of the male-female relationships of the time. Although written more than two hundred years apart, both "The...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, John Donne 1061  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast

    Compare How Two Or More Poets Approach The Theme Of Love  A lot of television programmes (soaps) and songs have the theme of  love, but until the latter part of the 20th Century, poetry was one  main source of entertainment, along with novels and plays. Traditional  love poetry is usually romantic, comparing the beloved to  inconceivable beauty, Shakespeare's poetry being an example. Young  love is also a popular subject. A good poem showing this type of love  is John Clare's 'First Love'...

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  • My Last Duchess analysis

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