May 13, 2004
Robert Browning and the Dramatic Monologue
Controlling Purpose: to analyze selected works of Robert Browning.
I. Brief overview of Browning
A. Greatest Poet
B. Family Life
II. Brief overview of "My Last Duchess"
A. Descriptive adje
Robert Browning was an English poet whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. “My Last Duchess” is one of his best known dramatic monologues in which the speaker reveals his character to a silent listener.
This poem is loose
Question : What is a dramatic monologue? Which of the two, in your opinion, is the stronger dramatic monologue in Tennyson’s “Ulysses” or Browning's “My Last Duchess”?
Answer : Traditionally dramatic monologue is a lyrical poem in the form of speech spoken by a single man. It is dramat
Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell, England. His mother was an accomplished pianist and a devout evangelical Christian. His father, who worked as a bank clerk, was also an artist, scholar, antiquarian, and collector of books and pictur
How does the dramatic monologue achieve self expression through concealment? Discuss with reference to any three Browning poems.
When discussing the poetic form of dramatic monologue it is rare that it is not associated with and its usage attributed to the poet Robert Browning. Robert Browning has
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Dramatic monologue: a single speaker who addresses one or more listeners who don’t reply, in doing so, the reveal many characteristics of personality. Although they all are monologues, the contexts of these three poems are very different, and they all consciously or subconsciously reveal personali
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
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Comparison of the use of a dramatic monologue.
In 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess', Browning uses several features of dramatic monologue in order to engage and sustain the interest of the audience. This style of monologue is spoken by a character, which is not the poet, and is usually pro
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