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  • Robert Browning - 2282 Words
    Robert Browning is very well known for his exploration of the psychology of people through his use of the dramatic monologue. Many of his pieces deal with individuals who possess seemingly uncommon morals and sometimes appear irrational, misguided, or even deranged. The various behaviours Browning's characters express serve to personify many common outlooks among his contemporaries as well as provide a framework within which he could express his opinions about Victorian ideals in an effective...
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  • Robert Browning - 2658 Words
    Robert Browning One of the preeminent Victorian writers of all time, who has accomplished much after his death because of his intellectual work, is no other than the famous Robert Browning. For many years Browning struggled to find his voice in the Victorian literary world. The English poet Robert Browning is best known for his dramatic monologues (dramatic readings done by only one character). By vividly portraying a central character against a social background, these poems explore...
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  • Robert Browning - 821 Words
    Robert Browning and Dramatic Monologue The dramatic monologue form which is now widely used, allows the author to engage his reader more directly by placing him in the role of listener. Often they are to interpret about a dramatic event or experience they are reading about. This allows the reader to become more intimate with the writer and the characters while being able to understand the speaker's changing thoughts and feelings. This is almost like being inside the mind of the speaker not...
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  • Robert Browning "The Laboratory"
    The Laboratory' 'The Laboratory' by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue that tells the story of a woman's plot to murder her romantic rival. The form in which Browning has written this poem subtly reveal aspects of the female speaker whilst allowing the reader to make their own personal judgement on her behaviour and character, which would commonly be that she is a jealous, obsessed, blood-thirsty and sadistic woman. The speaker in the poem demonstrates signs of insanity and...
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  • Karshish by Robert Browning - 931 Words
    Robert Browning's "An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician" is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. "Karshish" is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although "Karshish" is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There is a speaker, Karshish, who is not the poet. There is a silent...
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  • Robert Browning Discussion Questions
    Browning The headnote is especially informative about a number of things: Browning's stylistic eccentricity, the way his subject matter just doesn't seem to be recognizably "Victorian," and the question of his religious position, which is often a murky subject with Victorian writers (what does Tennyson really believe, for example?). The one important thing that doesn't get enough attention is the nature of the poetic form he pretty much invented, the dramatic monologue: the comments on p....
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  • Shakespeare and Robert Browning - 2057 Words
    Intro Shakespeare and Browning both present the theme of desire through their central characters. Lady Macbeth (and Macbeth) is motivated by the desire for ambition and authority in ‘Macbeth’ whilst in the Browning monologues; the monologists are driven by the desire of power and control in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and revenge in ‘The laboratory’. All of which seem to have fatal conclusions as a result of each of their desires. As the texts were produced over 400years ago, audiences may have found...
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  • Robert Browning Essay - 1182 Words
    Browning gave life to the dramatic monologue and made it a distinctive and memorable poetic form. Browning was fascinated with human behaviour, particularly the darker side of humanity and he believed that the dramatic monologue enabled him to create very powerful masks and ‘tell the truth obliquely’. As we become aware that the characters are wearing masks, the layers of artifice or self-deception is where the real persona exits. Browning’s poems open the minds of his readers, allowing...
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  • Porphyria’s Lover’ by Robert Browning
    Porphyria’s Lover’ by Robert Browning The dramatic monologue is narrated by the voice of the persona, which has been dictated by Robert Browning. This illustrates a contrast in the social classes of Porphyria and the persona. The opening scene is reinforced as “suller” and “spite”, nevertheless, after the presence of Porphyria, the atmosphere mutates to “warm” and “blaze up” followed by her seductive actions. Regarding to Porphyria’s “vainer ties” she is unable to ‘stoop’ causing her to...
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  • Robert Browning and the Dramatic Monologue
    Gabrielle Stith 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...
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  • The Masks of Robert Browning - 1013 Words
    The Masks of Robert Browning The Victorian era was a time known for its family values. Robert Browning broke the mold of the Victorian writers by turning to dramatic monologue. Readers at the time could not appreciate his technique. Today some of his poems can be linked with authors such as Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Do his writings give us an insight into a hidden mad man? No. Robert Browning brought his characters to life and awakened the very real possibilities of the common man having a...
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  • Robert Browning " Porphyria Lover"
    In Robert Browning’s poem, “Porphyria Lover,” both the speaker and Porphyria desire to be the most dominate partner in their relationship. Porphyria, however, brings tension into their relationship when she constantly attempts to be the most dominate partner. As the tensions keep increasing, the speaker finds it hard to fulfill his role as a man. However, when Porphyria’s weakness is brought to the speaker’s attention, he attempts to take full advantage. In the beginning of the...
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  • Robert Brownings Theme - 1591 Words
    Robert Browning is known as one of the best Victorian era poets despite his many years being a playwright. The two poems, “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” are dramatic monologues. Dramatic monologues are when a speaker speaks to a silent listener about an important experience in his/her life. Robert Browning developed his art of dramatic monologues from his many years of writing plays. They say these two poems are the best of Robert Browning’s career. These were the poems that everyone...
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  • "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,...
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  • 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,...
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  • 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...
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  • Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
    English 2323 - Study Questions “My Last Duchess” – Robert Browning 1. What is the setting for this poem? This poem takes place in the palace of Alfonso II who is the Duke of Ferrara in Italy. 2. Who is the Duke speaking to? The Duke is entertaining an ambassador type person who has come to arrange the marriage of the duke and a daughter of a very wealthy and powerful family. What are they both looking at? They are looking at a painting of the Duke’s last “duchess” or wife...
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  • "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning: Techniques
    The poem "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, is a dramatic monologue of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that he decides to keep her for himself. The only way he feels he can keep her, though, is by killing her. "Dripping", "struggling" - visual image and also sets the scene. Shows that the persona is watching Porphyria's every move which emphasises his obsession with her. The use of third person shows that the persona is not entirely himself. As the rest of the poem is written in...
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  • Browning - 8394 Words
    Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Posted on February 18, 2013 by Bryan Scalici Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came I would like to comment on how Browning characterizes Roland’s past in “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”. As he travels the ridiculously bleak landscape leading to the Dark Tower, the only living thing he encounters is an emaciated demon horse. Roland, already downtrodden by the setting, sees this horse and feels simultaneous pity and hatred, and comes to point where he...
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  • Summary of My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
    The poem "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning is often anthologized as an illustration of dramatic monologue. It initially appeared in the year 1842 in the Dramatic Lyrics of Browning. The verse is written in the 28 rhymed couplets of the iambic pentameter. This verse is loosely supported on historical incidents relating Alfonso, the Duke of Ferrara, who used to live in 16th century. Theme The central themes are influence, power, marriage, egotism and aristocracy. It is likely to utilize...
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  • 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...
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  • Poem Analysis- Robert Fross; Robert Browning; Anne Bradstreet
    Robert Frost, “Out,Out—“ 1. In line 15, Frost describes the saw as being sinister. He infers that the saw has a mind of its own, by stating that the saw jumped out of the boy’s hand and cut the boy’s hand terribly. Frost also makes it seem as if the saw is in a way, like a friend. He does this by demonstrating that using the saw is an advantage for the boy because it is making his job ten times easier. Without the saw, the boy would spend hours cutting through the wood. 2. In Frost’s...
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  • Overview of My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
    Robert Browning loosely based his poem 'My Last Duchess' on the story of Duke Alfonso and the Duchess Lucrezia de' Medici, who lived in the 16th century. The Duke is the narrator in this poem, and he talks of his last Duchess' portrait, which in turn slowly reveals his arrogant and selfish nature as her reminisces about her. When you first start reading the poem, you can see that the Duke thinks the Duchess is very beautiful- "paint could not hope to reproduce". She was also kind-hearted and...
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  • How Does Robert Browning Portray an Unusual Love Affair
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  • Explore the Concepts of Success and Failure in a Grammarian’s Funeral and One Other Poem by Robert Browning.
    Explore the concepts of success and failure in A Grammarian’s Funeral and one other poem by Robert Browning. In A Grammarian’s Funeral we get an ambiguous idea of whether the Grammarian’s life has been a success or a failure. Though there is much evidence that the poet believes he has served his life well, there is also a slight suggestion that the poet disagrees with the thoughts of the Grammarian’s students and instead believes that he has had a wasted life. A poem to compare to this,...
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  • Literary Tendency of Victorian Literature: Special Reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning
    Literary tendency of Victorian literature: special reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning 1.1 An Introduction to Victorian Period: The Victorian era is generally agreed to stretch through the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It was a tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles, literary schools, as well as, social, political and religious movements flourished. It was a time of prosperity, broad imperial expansion, and great political reform. It was also a time,...
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 1098 Words
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s is one of the most recognised and revolutionary Victorian women poets her poetry is some of the most respected of that time. The themes Browning discusses in her poetry range from love, motherhood and death to poems which embody political and social themes. Barrett was a poet of the ‘Romantic Period’ and as a result her poetry is saturated with symbols of love in particular she expresses her love for close companions. ‘Lionized by her contemporaries, Elizabeth...
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 350 Words
    Alexis Gill Mrs. Outlaw ENG403A October 22, 2013 Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the role of the women in the Victorian age Introduction: Thesis: Women during the Victorian Age were restricted and limited to gender roles and expectations. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the exception through her writings of poetry. Body Paragraphs: I. The history of the Victorian Age. A. Named after Queen Victoria 1. Considered one of the most glorious periods in British history....
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 1349 Words
    Deborah Pyle M. Drake English 112 Research Paper 15 April 2011 The Theme of Love Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an accomplished writer at an early age. Her success continued throughout her adult life. The theme of love was intertwined in most her works. Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning consistently used the theme of love, it was what transpired from that love which gave her personal life success, health, and marriage. The sequence of events for her life never followed the usual...
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 783 Words
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning Individuals are born with several different types of mindsets and approaches to how they perceive and react to societal norms. In situations where most of society abides by what is presented to them, some individuals may stand out. In this regard, it is Elizabeth Barrette Browning is certainly one individual who has stood out. With both, her moralistic as well as her literary armory on her side, Elizabeth certainly does have the status of an individual worthy...
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning and New York
    CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [Established under the Central Universities Act 2009] PO Box: 21, Dharamshala, District Kangra - 176215 (HP) www.cuhimachal.ac.in Course Instructor: Dr KBS Krishna Course Code: EEL 502 Course Name: Victorianism Credits Equivalent: 04 Credits (One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of lectures / organised classroom activity / contact hours; 5 hours of laboratory work / practical / field work / Tutorial / teacher-led activity and 15 hours of other...
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  • 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...
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  • Elizabeth Barret Brownings the Cry of the Children
    Browning used repetition in her poem The Cry of the Children to show the pain, and suffering that children had to go through as they were forced to work. She was in distraught about the sad faces of the children who were forced to work in mines and factories, and decided to make a political point by writing The Cry of the Children against the enslavement of children. She uses repetition to get the thoughts in the mind of the reader to point out the signs in order to stop the enslavement of...
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  • 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...
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  • How Does Browning Tell the Story in the Laboratory?
    How does Browning tell the story in “The Laboratory”? Robert Browning’s poem “The Laboratory” is set in France before the French Revolution. The dramatic monologue is about the narrator herself and her plotting of revenge against her previous lover and his current mistress and it tells the reader how she plans on doing so. She believes her actions in the story are justified and reasonable. In the poem, the story’s tone is established with the setting, which also helps create vivid imagery...
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  • 'My Last Duchess' by Browning as a Dramatic Monologue
    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 loosely based on historical events involving Alfonso, the Duke of Ferrara, who lived in the 16th century. The Duke is the speaker of the poem. He tells us he is entertaining a representative who has come to...
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  • Great Gatsby and Elizabeth Barret Browning comparison
    In what ways do the texts you have studies highlight the changing values of dreams and desires? The concept of dreams and desires are a constantly changing ideal experienced in human nature, and this concept is explored through Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s anthology of poems “Sonnets of the Portuguese” and Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s satirical novel “The Great Gatsby.” Correlative thematic concerns arise between the Victorian era and the Jazz Age in relation to dreams and desires and...
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  • Interpretation of Robert Browning's My Last Duchess
    I read a critical article on Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess". I confess it was harder to find something in the NCLC's than I would've thought. There was a considerable accumulation of critiques on Browning's work, but very little on "My Last Duchess". The article I found concentrated mostly on the Duke in the poem, and our reactions to him, stating that "[t]he utter outrageousness of the Duke's behavior makes condemnation the least interesting response…" The title of the article was...
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  • write about the way browning tells the story- My Last Duchess
    Write About The Ways Browning Tells The Story- My Last Duchess Immediately Browning titles the story with a hint that suggests the story will describe ownership of one of many Duchess'. It also suggests through the name 'Duchess' that it is coming from a royal background rather than simply saying 'woman' or 'wife'. The story is about a Duke who decides to remove his wife from his life out of paranoia and jealousy, by murdering her. Browning is the writer and the listener, the Duke is the...
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  • How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was written in 1845 while she was being courted by the English poet, Robert Browning. The poem is also titled Sonnet XLIII from Sonnets From the Portuguese. Elizabeth Barrett was born in Durham England in 1806, the first daughter of affluent parents who owned sugar plantations in Jamaica. She was home-schooled and read voraciously in history, philosophy and literature. Young Elizabeth learned...
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  • How Does Browning Reveal His Character Psyche in "Porphyria's lover" and "The Laboratory"?
    "Porphyria's lover" (PL) and "The laboratory" (TL) are two dramatic monologues written by Robert Browning. Browning uses a range of techniques to reveal the characters psyche. The characters are both insane and deluded but have big differences, such as one of them is sadistic and the other suffering from subconscious guilt. I will be discussing the techniques that Browning uses to reveal his characters in PL and TL. In TL Browning begins to suggest a sense of paranoia in the wife: she seems to...
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  • Write about the ways Browning tells the story in My Last Duchess
    Write about the ways Browning tells the story in My Last Duchess The story focuses on the key events of the painting, the marriage between the Duke and the past Duchess, the possible murder of the Duchess and the yet to be new wife. The story being told is of the relationship between the Duke and former Duchess. Browning adopts numerous narrative techniques. Browning uses the form of a dramatic monologue to help the story progress. For instance 'That's my Last Duchess' shows that there is...
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  • 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...
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  • What Would Continue to Make Robert Browning’s Poetry Worthy of Critical Study?
    Robert browning-speech What would continue to make Robert Browning’s poetry worthy of critical study? ‘Half-flush that dies along her throat’. ‘In one long yellow string I wound three times her little throat and strangled her’. Wow, are they insane? Or are they simply just scared and insecure? For more than a century Robert Browning has been known for his dramatic monologues. Through the use of Dramatic monologue, Browning freely questions the concerns of the Victorian society through the use...
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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 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...
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  • How does Browning present the relationship between men and women in his two poems?
    Browning presents the relationship between men and women in the two poems in a number of ways. Such as mans power over women, women as possessions/belongings/treated like children, women in their traditional role, the death of the women, men as inhuman/ uncaring and how the male character feels about the death of his wife/lover. All of these points are shown and used by Robert Browning in the two poems, Porphirias Lover and My Last Duchess. In the poem Porphirias Lover presents the relationship...
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  • Both ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria's Lover’ Are Dramatic Monologues About Murder but They Have Very Different Protagonists. How Does Browning Guide the Readers Response to the Two Murderers?
    Robert Browning's poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' are both about psychotic men who kill their lovers. However, the men differ in their motives as Porphyria’s murder could be considered to be done out of love whereas the dukes murder is one of jealousy. This heavily influences our feeling towards the two men, as the duke is a bitter misogynist compared to Porphyria’s ‘Tender murderer’. Dramatic monologue by definition is a piece of performed writing that offers great insight into...
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  • Love as an Entity - 864 Words
    Love as an Entity There are different varieties of love, each with its own capabilities to invoke powerful emotions. An idealistic love is a form of love which in many ways is quixotic and lacking essential attributes, proof of which can be found in the works of Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Ralegh. Another potent form of love is pure love which is unconditional and timeless as expressed by Shakespeare and Elizabeth Berrett Browning. On a different note, a twisted love is flawed and bound...
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  • My Last Duchess/the Laboratory First-Person Narrator Presentation and Development
    ### Explore the ways the first-person narrators are presented and developed in My Last Duchess and The Laboratory. At the start of My Last Duchess the first-person narrator is talking about a painting on his wall. Up to the sixth line he tells us that it is "Frà Pandolf by design." Frà would have been a highly considered artist during the time the poem is set. The way the first-person narrator is put forward as somewhat arrogant, yet he also likes to keep things to himself. For example in...
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  • Porphyria’s Lover - 1512 Words
    Robert Browning’s poems were written in the Victorian era in the dramatic monologue style, which Browning was famous for developing. This style is characterised by being an extended speech to a silent audience, being highly coloured and having 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,...
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  • Comparison of My Last Duchess and the Laboratory
    Poems ‘The laboratory, the content of the play, from my point of view is about a woman whose partner has left her for another woman. The poet has planned to kill the other woman as she is jealous of her and wants revenge from her ex. We can tell she is jealous of this other woman as she says she’s not little, no minion like me!’ this shows she is jealous of the woman as she thinks she is of higher status, the words ‘she’s not little’ shows this. She thinks the other woman is better than she is....
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  • 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,...
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  • My Last Duchess - 1290 Words
    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...
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  • My Last Duchess - 754 Words
    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,...
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  • How does Shakespeare present the flaws
    How does Shakespeare present the flaws in Macbeth and in The Laboratory and The Last Duchess? Shakespeare shows in Macbeth how the character of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth has big ambitions to complete and they take on pride. Likewise in the Labotory, the speaker who is the women takes on the leadership in this theme as the flaws within her character is similar to Lady Macbeth. Browning presents the duke in my last duchess to be manipulative as you are trying to figure out if he was the one to...
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  • Disturbed characters - 1973 Words
    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...
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  • Analysis of My Last Duchess
    The Duke and the Duchess Victoria Overton Introduction to Literature Dr. Elliott-White June 4, 2012 The Duke and the Duchess Murder, mystery and intrigue can all be used to describe Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess." From the speakers' indirect allusions to the death of his wife the reader could easily think that the speaker committed a vengeful crime out of jealousy. His elaborate speech confuses and disguises any possible motives, and the mystery is left unsolved. Even if he...
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  • sons and lovers - 6330 Words
    Robert Browning and the Dramatic Monologue Celebratons honoring the bi-centennial of Robert Browning’s birth are taking place on each side of the Atlantic. In late June, a conference sponsored by the Browning Society of London focused on a particular aspect of Browning’s work–the dramatic monologue. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, the following definition is offered. M. H. Abrams, one of the general editors of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and a respected American...
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  • Feeling and Lady Macbeth - 1101 Words
    English Essay Plan. Kelsea Ravenhill Intro- In the Laboratory and Macbeth they are both written by male writers who both create believable female characters.Throughout both of these the writers'William Shakespeare' and 'Robert Browning' used techniques to create strong feelings to intrest the audience. In the Laboratory we see the character making revenge by poisioning her partners lover to make her husband suffer for humilating her.Where as in Macbeth we see Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in...
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  • To what extent is the narrator of My Last Duchess a disturbing character?
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