• power and control comparrison
    deceived as being nasty and hurtful. How does the poem present power and control. In this essay I will be examining how Sassoon presents power and control in comparison to ‘My last duchess’ and ‘Base details’. Robert browning shows power and control in his poem, ‘my last duchess’. We...
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  • Poop
    Year 10 Curriculum Map – English Language/Literature Half Term 1 Controlled Assessment – Poetry/Macbeth Task: ‘Explore the ways a disturbed character is presented in Browning’s Monologues and ‘Macbeth’’ Focus: Reading and close analysis of two from the following poems: Browning’s ‘My Last Duchess...
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  • Literay Devices
    ending thirty-nine times. When asked what the most difficult thing about finishing the novel was, Hemingway answered, "Getting the words right."     Dramatic Monologue In literature, the occurrence of a single speaker saying something to a silent audience. Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" is an...
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  • Duchess of Malfi
    ." The Duchess of Malfi (3.5.96-97) Ferdinand's last words hint at his possible recognition of his incestuous feeling where he says, "My Sister, O my sister! there' s the cause on't. / Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, / Like Diamonds, we are cut with our own dust" (V.v). His final...
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  • Disturbed characters
    Explore the ways disturbed characters are presented in Macbeth and my last Duchess. Disturbed is a dreadfully intense and powerful word, which can unfortunately be used, to describe Lady Macbeth and the Duke. The two characters are both disturbed in their own unique ways. Lady Macbeth can be...
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  • English Literature
    love and passion of wanting something, in this case the Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi and power in Macbeth. Revenge is a lot of the time twisted, dangerous and destructive. There is the question of desire to get even or to transform shame into pride. Revenge has many relations to justice...
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  • 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...
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  • How the Characters of Macbeth and the Duke in My Last Duchess Can Be Considered to Be Disturbed Characters
    I am examining the characters of the Duke and Macbeth and how they can be considered disturbed characters. The play, ‘Macbeth’ and poem, ‘My Last Duchess’ both show psychological truths and insights into the characters. While the Duke shows himself to be disturbed straight away in the poem...
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  • Analysis of women in Robert Browning and Shakespeare
    The poem’s ‘The Laboratory’, ‘My Last Duchess’, written by Robert Browning, and the play by the late William Shakespeare ‘Macbeth’ are all gravitating to the subject of women, but in different lights. ‘The Laboratory’ is a tragic poem of a wounded heart belonging to a woman who’s converted her...
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  • Macbeth
    My Last Duchess That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Fra Pandolf’s hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will’t please you sit and look at her? I said “Fra Pandolf” by design, for never read Strangers like...
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  • Literary Terms
    something handsome something useful for the bird Dramatic Monologue In literature, the occurrence of a single speaker saying something to a silent audience. Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" is an example wherein the duke, speaking...
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  • Time Clock
    the least important and ending with the most important (= climatic order). The term may also be used to refer only to the last item in the series. The bomb completely destroyed the cathedral, several dozen houses and my dustbin. ANTICLIMAX: (“Antiklimax”) The sudden fall from an idea from...
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  • Poem Analysis- Robert Fross; Robert Browning; Anne Bradstreet
    the protagonists in the poems are on the verge of dying a sudden, unexpected death. Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess,” 1. Throughout the entire poem, it is almost impossible allocate who the Duke is addressing. Towards the end of the poem, lines 49-52, it is disclosed that the Duke is...
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  • Macbeth Questions
    context of the passage: Intelligence ; blasted (b) Macbeth : Both of you know Banquo was your enemy Murderers : True my lord. Macbeth : So is he mine, and in such bloody That every minute of his being thrusts Against my near’st of life; and though I could With barefac’d power...
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  • 17th Century Treatment of Woman in Literature
    silk curtains…all broidered and bordered with the best gems” Chaucer’s womenAlthough women feature strongly in Chaucer’s earlier works, such as The Boke of the Duchess and Troilus and Criseyde, we only find three women on the pilgrimage described in The Canterbury Tales: * The Wife of Bath...
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  • Witty Comparison
    A Witty Comparison The two poems, “My Last Duchess” and “My Ex-Husband” each have their own unforgettable stories to tell, but are they really that different from each other? They each have their differences, but the similarities are there too that make them easy to compare to one another. The...
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  • Heyhey
    duchess is emphasized right from this opening act. Under these terms, it should help us to think about the comparison of the artificial makeover of Eliza Doolittle that the phonetics scientist can achieve, to the genuine increase in self-esteem that the considerate gentleman can bestow upon her. The...
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  • Comparison of the Use of a Dramatic Monolgue
    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...
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  • Wdfefda
    reasoning behind the passion and for reason for the murder is what sets these two apart. The speaker in “My Last Duchess” uses a cold and dismissive tone. “Porphyria’s Lover” uses a matter of fact tone but it combines it with an erotic and bizarre tone (A comparison). In “My Last Duchess...
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  • How are characters presented as disturbed in Macbeth, Laboratory and My Last Duchess?
    Browning’s poems, Laboratory and My Last Duchess, is about the overcoming of jealously and betrayal set during the Victorian era with a Victorian audience. Macbeth in the beginning of the play is a noble, humble and honourable person who, without question would sacrifice his life for the liberty of his...
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