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Geoffrey Chaucer Before William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was the preeminent English poet, and still retains the position as the most significant poet to write in Middle English. Chaucer was born in the early 1340s to a middle-class family. His father, John Chaucer, was a vintner and deputy to the king's butler. His family's financial success came from work in the wine and leather businesses. Little information exists about Chaucer's education, but his writings demonstrate a close familiarity with a number of important books of his contemporaries and of earlier times.
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Robert Browning who was a Victorian era poet majorly influenced the dramatic monologue during the 1800s. While he wrote various literary works, the dramatic monologue was the one he was most famous for. One of the most captivating factors about dramatic monologues is how there is presumably a listener although her or she may never speak. Perhaps Browning’s most intriguing and well written dramatic monologue is “My Last Duchess” in which he illustrates the real events of Alfonso the second : “In My Last Duchess, the vanity of the speaker is so overwhelming that the auditor never speaks” (Gardner 36). The Duke discusses his previous wife with a courtier In the poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning the personality of the Duke is revealed through the historical connection to Alfonso II, the way he partly conceals the truth, and the unconscious hints at the Duchess’ side of the story.
Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer was a poet, a writer, and of course a diplomat. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the early hours of 1340s to John Chaucer, a vintner and assistant to the king's butler. As a boy, he was a leaf to the Countess of Ulster. (Lombardi) Chaucer was the most famous for writing his unfinished Canterbury tales. (Geoffrey Chaucer) He was born in London, only problem is, the exact date and place are unknown.