"My Last Weekend" Essays and Research Papers

  • My Last Weekend

    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

  • My Last Duchess

    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 of greed and dominance over others. But in order...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Marriage 1455  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

  • 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

    In a dramatic monologue, the poet, like an actor in a play, speaks through the voice and personality of another person. Robert Browning wrote many different dramatic monologues such as those three particular poems which are 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...

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

  • My Last Dutchess

    My Last Duchess The relationship between the Duke and Duchess in the poem My Last Duchess is very possessive. The Duke in the poem, frequently objectifies his late wife by referring to her as ‘my last duchess’. The use of the word ‘my’ suggests that it is personal to him and he has possession over her as she belongs to him. It also suggests that the relationship was very singular and for his benefit only as it was his wife and therefore his relationship. This reveals that the couple's relationship...

    Duke, Human sexuality, Husband 1277  Words | 3  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

  • My Last Duchess

    How does Browning tell the story of “My Last Duchess” in the first thirteen lines? In the opening lines of “My 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” 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

  • 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" 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

  • 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

    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 Cel

    The text I have 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...

    16th century, Count, Duke 1960  Words | 5  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

  • 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

    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

  • 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 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

     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

    d’Este 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

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

    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 extremely...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Love 1338  Words | 4  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

  • "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 Dutchess Essay Questions

    My Last Duchess By Robert Browning Submitted to: Mrs. Parsons Gill Submitted by: Jenny Dewland Date: September 24th 2012 English 2201 1. The title of the poem being “My Last Duchess” refers to the Duke of Ferrera’s late wife, in which he has recently been widowed due to her unknown death. As we read the title, the use of “MY Last Duchess” provides the fact that the poem is being told in first person, being the Duke himself. In the poem, he is having a showing of this beautiful painting...

    Count, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue 1224  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

  • 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

  • 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 monologue, Duke, My Last Duchess 2042  Words | 5  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

  • 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. 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

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

    often strayed from, some lines contain 3 or 5 stresses, the poem is rhythmically appealing. According to Burrows, "[the poem] suggests the accents and modulations of speech and also remains quietly unemphatic." (page 56) A similar analysis of "My Last Duchess" is also needed before the two can be compared adequately. The frigid decorum of the Duke is established by the imperceptible, but unfailing, rhyming couplets. The inability for the reader to notice these during recital of the poem is due...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1757  Words | 6  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’sMy 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

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

    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 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...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, KILL 2002  Words | 5  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

  • Psychological Mindsets in the Black Cat, My Last Duchess, and Because I Could Not Stop for Death

    way we left this world. There are numerous ways that one can leave this world, some die peacefully while others may die by force.The following will reveal the psychological mindsets concerning death as depicted in Poe’s “The Black Cat”, Browning’s “My Last Duchess”, and Dickinson’s “Because I could not Stop for Death”, and the ramifications of perverseness, pride, and eternity In “The Black Cat,” Poe uses perverseness to explain the narrator’s pursuit to murder Pluto, the black cat, and eventually...

    Carriage, Duke, Edgar Allan Poe 2399  Words | 6  Pages

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

    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 that she was unfaithful to him and hinting that he may have murdered her because of this. One feature that is common to both poems is the...

    Gender, Line, Marriage 928  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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. 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...

    Couplet, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1610  Words | 4  Pages

  • How the Characters of Macbeth and the Duke in My Last Duchess Can Be Considered to Be Disturbed Characters

    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, Macbeth’s mental deterioration takes place and develops as the play proceeds. ‘Macbeth’ written by William Shakespeare and set in 1050 contains themes of status, power and death while ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning written in 1842 shows how status, wealth and the...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Macbeth 1938  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Duchess' Last Smile

    Heidi Britnell English 102 The Duchess’ Last 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

  • Last Duchess Cask of Amontillado rewrite

    Amontillado” and “My Last Duchess” In “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allan Poe, two acquaintances, Montresor and Fortunato, are related through vengeance and murder. Poe practices deception to produce an appealing character before altering his symbolic tactic to a state of suspense. In the poem, “My Last Duchess”, by Robert Browning, the Duke of Ferrara tells the story of his last Duchess to a mysterious listener. The Duke narrates the poem causing us to wonder why the Duchess is now his “last” Duchess...

    Dramatic monologue, Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka: A Prose Poem 902  Words | 3  Pages

  • The use of the Dramatic monologue in the Last Duchess

    "My Last Duchess" Robert Browning's poem "My Last Duchess" is a splendid poem achieve within the format of the dramatic monologue, a poetic form in which there is only one speaker. Because there is only one speaker, we the reader must wonder carefully what the Duke is telling us, and we often have to read between the lines in order to keep an objective perspective on the what is happening in the poem. This paper will discuss how the use of the dramatic monologue makes the subject (the Duke) tell...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Iambic pentameter 1891  Words | 6  Pages

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

    the 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...

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

  • This essay was about the poetic devices which Robert Browning used to enhance the haunting tone in his dramatic monologue, "My Last Duchess."

    Robert Browning sets the tone of "My Last Duchess," by using three significant poetic techniques, one of which is imagery. Browning uses the Duke's monologue to sketch out images in the reader's mind of the Duchess herself, and the sinister personality of the Duke. Browning also uses another key device, which is diction to illustrate the darkness in this poem. Browning's careful word choice adds to the description of the Duchess and perhaps her disgraceful behavior, as well as the Duke's terrifying...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 852  Words | 3  Pages

  • Y Last Duchess翻译 和赏析

    你的主人——伯爵先生闻名的大方 足以充分保证:我对嫁妆 提出任何合理要求都不会遭拒绝; 当然.如我开头声明的,他美貌的小姐 才是我追求的目标。别客气,让咱们 一同下楼吧。但请看这海神尼普顿 在驯服海马,这是件珍贵的收藏, 是克劳斯为我特制的青铜铸像。 Robert Browning: a famous 19th century (Victorian) British poet, particularly well-known for his early monologue "My Last Duchess" (《我的已故的公爵夫人》). In the poem, a duke speaks about his dead wife. The poem is about murder, mystery and intrigue, but all in indirect allusions (暗示). Readers may sense that the duke kills his wife or causes her death, but no evidence is shown...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1042  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 projected at a critical moment, as in the case of 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover'. The speakers unintentionally reveal their insanity, in both poems, through their separate accounts. By studying...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 2378  Words | 6  Pages

  • sherif

    "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover” Robert Browning wrote the two poems, "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover." Both poems convey an thoughtful, examination profound commentary about the concept of love. communicates two interpretations concerning Both poems describe the behavior of people who are in loving, romantic relationships. There are several aspects common in both poems. Using the literary technique of dramatic dialogue, the author reveals the plot and central idea of each poem...

    Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue, Duke 1250  Words | 4  Pages

  • Robert Browning and the Dramatic Monologue

    Denton English 12-2 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 adjectives B. Cause for death C. Description of his wife III. Definition of Dramatic Monologue IV. Comments by Glenn Everett A. Point of View B. Tone C. Audience Imagination V. Comments by Terry Bohannon A....

    Drama, Dramatic monologue, Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1404  Words | 5  Pages

  • Victorian Era - Influence of Context Upon Texts

    Question: The study of the Victorian era involved developing a greater appreciation of previous social and literary contexts. Discuss this statement with close study to the texts you’ve studied in class. The study of the Victorian era has informed my appreciation of previous social and literary contexts, as it reveals that texts do not exist in a vacuum, instead they are composed within very specific social, cultural and political contexts and as such their composers use the texts to both reflect...

    Charles Dickens, Morality, My Last Duchess 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Iambic Pentameter Poetry

    Iambic Pentameter in My Last Duchess The poem I am choosing is Robert Brownings “My Last Duchess”. This is an amazing 56 line poem where Browning uses prosody to connect to how he feels emotionally. The poem is a dramatic monologue where he reveals his love situation and much more. The Duke’s desire for control control is made evident by the structure of the poem. He uses the iambic pentameter to show his control over the monologue. The poem consists of 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter...

    Drama, Dramatic monologue, Gender 1667  Words | 5  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

  • Robert Browning

    Browning is now considered the master of the dramatic monologue. One of his most recognized dramatic monologue form poems is "My Last Duchess". His careful choice in words, skillful technique and ability to leave some information up to the reader to interpret gave him his distinction and effectively named him the master of the dramatic monologue form. The poem "My Last Duchess" is about a powerful Duke and his beautiful deceased wife. The poem is based during the Renaissance years, in Italy, and...

    Drama, Dramatic monologue, Duke 821  Words | 3  Pages

  • Figurative Language

    ways to incorporate figurative language into writing, some of which come as naturally as speaking. A Simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike, such as “busy as a bee”. In Hart Crane’s, “My Grandmother’s Love Letters” he uses the simile ““liable to melt as snow” to describe the fragility of the letters that have been hidden away in the rafters. This use of figurative language helps the reader to visualize paper that may not be able to...

    Metaphor, My Last Duchess, Poetry 1124  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poem Analysis

    Examine at least three pre-1914 peoms from ‘Best words’ and show how they reflect earlier attitudes towards women and relationships. Robert Browining, a great Victorian poet, wrote two pre-1940 poems, ‘My last Duchess’ and ‘Prophyrias lover’, they are both examples of domineering me or individuals who end up killing their former lovers. The main theme which the poems are centred around is madness. ‘The Ballad’ on the other hand has an unknown poet, this could be as a result of it being passed...

    Ballad, By the Way, Love 2763  Words | 7  Pages

  • Another Domineering Husband

    Another Domineering Husband “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue that combines elements of both horror and romance about the Duke of Ferrara who is speaking to the envoy of a count from a neighboring court, giving him a tour of the castle and its treasures. Although this poem is spoken by one person, it is very specifically addressed to someone else. There are at least two points of view inscribed into the poem: the speaker’s and the addressee’s. This is discovered in...

    Count, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic monologue 1434  Words | 4  Pages

  • Porphyria’s Lover

    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 see the speaker’s true character, which is also mirrored by the setting of the poem. The reader also sees how the subject, Porphyria...

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

  • A Comparison of Works by Emily Dickinson and John Donne

    she felt no pain" (Browning 878). I’m not sure if he knows that statement was false, but he jokes around about it, justifying his actions.My Last Duchess” is about a Duke who had lost his love of his duchess, his wife, and just disposed of her as if she is an object, the portrait. When he talks about the portrait, he says "my last duchess" (Browning 789) as if he owned her. Yet, I’m quite sure he didn’t care about his wife or her feelings. All he cared for was that she showed her love...

    Aesthetics, Barbie, Beauty 1288  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 portrayed as disturbed because of her constant desire, to terminate her feminine, weak traits. However, the Duke could be considered to be a disturbed character, because of the fact that he murders his Duchess...

    Dramatic monologue, Duke, Emotion 1973  Words | 5  Pages

  • Love as an Entity

    considers love to not only last a lifetime, but to reach its "[zenith] after death" (1.14). In most cases, relationships do not prove to be flawless or untainted; at times relationships can stray into the domain of the unnaturally warped. Twisted relationships of unhealthy and immoral behaviors are found in Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover." A relationship in which a couple is unable to vent their angers to each other is unhealthy. In "My Last Duchess," the Duke had a bad...

    British poems, Christopher Marlowe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning 864  Words | 3  Pages

  • Poem Analysis- Robert Fross; Robert Browning; Anne Bradstreet

    the boy’s injury, or death, because this might have happened before, or they just didn’t care for the boy. 3. Frost’s reference to Macbeth’ contributes to my understanding of “Out, Out-“that this poem’s theme is about death. From the reference to Shakespeare play, Macbeth, I can expect read about someone dying, an unexpected death. In my opinion, the theme of this poem is the cruel, emotionless, merciless relationships adults had with their children back then in America. Children weren’t given...

    Count, Duke, Emotion 2098  Words | 6  Pages

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