My Last Duchess Notes
MY LAST DUCHESS:
Narrative perspective/voices: first person narrator, aristocrat, superior and detached, clear sense of the addressee who the duke thinks is inferior, the Duke talks about the duchess but never quotes her words, the duke a performer who mimics the voices of others, chilling sinister tone, etc.
Setting: the duke of Ferrara’s palace, upstairs in the gallery, 16th century setting, etc.
Dramatic monologue, written in iambic pentameters, reads like blank verse in a...
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