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The Assassination Of Arch Duke

- ... This timeframe, coined “New Imperialism” was the 30-year period in which no regard for African countries or its people was paid by greedy European governments hungry for precious metals (copper, gold, silver, etc.) with cotton, rubber, palm oil, cocoa, and diamonds the only way to quench their pangs. Rampant racism and a nascent eugenics movement led these countries to take on the attitude of “White Man’s burden” to bring civilization and the modern world to Africa whether they wanted to or not....   [tags: World War I, World War II, League of Nations]

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Griggs V. Duke Power

- Griggs v. Duke Power The case of Griggs v. Duke Power was a Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 violation case that involved thirteen african american employees of Duke Power Company’s Dan River Steam Station.The african american employees of Duke Power Company challenged the company respondent 's requirement of a high school diploma or passing of intelligence tests as a condition of employment in or transfer to jobs at the plant. These requirements were not directed at or intended to measure the ability to learn and perform any particular job at Duke Power Company....   [tags: United States, Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Duke Substance Program

- For years, Duke University and the Medical Center, has ranked among the best institutions in the country for students and patients as a top university and hospital with some of the best graduate programs. Now, Dukes name has been moving up on prestigious lists. The university, hospitals and clinics across North Carolina, employs more than 30,000 faculty and staff. However, Duke uses The “Drug-Free Workplace Act” and the “Drug-Free Schools which, coincide with there Campus Regulation policy. Within the passed few years, Duke Substance program has achieve there goals by providing assistance to employees and students who are in jeopardy of losing employment or opportunity for a promotion....   [tags: Substance Abuse Program]

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Media Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Scandal

- Media Coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Scandal The 2006 Duke Lacrosse Case brought to light many of the issues and divisions currently plaguing our media sphere. This terrible act of injustice, which blamed three innocent Duke lacrosse players, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans, for the rape of an African-American stripper, garnered extensive media attention that gripped America for almost an entire year (Wasserman, 3). Today, many scrutinze the media’s methods of covering the case, and deem that certain codes of ethics were not adhered to....   [tags: Media Bias]

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Evaluation Of Research Processes Of The Duke Of Edinburgh

- ... I sourced my research off two databases: Walford Library Catalogue and the State Library of South Australia. Whilst researching on these databases it became apparent that my topic did not have many sources of information about it. I had to choose very carefully about the keywords. Instead of researching solely about the Duke of Edinburgh award, I researched what benefits there were from doing each of the components. Once I conducted some preliminary research, I used different keywords and different information to get advance my research....   [tags: Research, Research and development]

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Henry Viii, Duke Of Somerset And Somerset

- ... Henry VIII decided to publicly acknowledge the boy as his own, he paraded the boy in front of the court with no shame, and he granted young Henry with the surname “Fitzroy”, which meant “Son of the King”[Norman & Anglo-Norman Surnames]. While some kings may have avoided these measures in order to also avoid scandal, Henry VIII abandoned all discretion and showcased his son proudly, with the hopes that Henry Fitzroy would one day be accepted as Henry VIII’s successor, and the heir to the English throne....   [tags: Mary I of England, Henry VIII of England]

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Richard, The Duke Of Gloucester, By William Shakespeare

- Hidden in the shadows, flitting from window to wall to door and beyond, monsters creep into the world and turn it inside-out and upside-down. As can be seen in Richard III by William Shakespeare, the monster exists as a corporeal and analytical creature that has a tendency to hide from the general population. Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, is arguably the most prominent and alluring monster in the book. Despite his deformities—the bent spine, unbalanced shuffle, and shrunken arm—Richard manages to overcome his perceived bodily hindrances by using his mind to play different roles....   [tags: Perception, Mind, William Shakespeare]

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Biography of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

- I decided to do my research paper on Duke Ellington who was a famous jazz composer, and pianist. Ellington gained national fame in the mid-1920s, through his appearances at the Cotton Club with his orchestra. Ellington is considered one of the most famous jazz composers of his time. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. His mother Daisy, surrounded Edward with her very polite friends which taught him to have respect and manners for people....   [tags: music, jazz composer]

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Duke Of Edinburgh

- Duke Of Edinburgh Sleeping Bag PP Sleeping Mat PP Rucksack PP Waterbottle PP Ration Packs - containing Hexamene Stove, 24hr food supply, matches, chewing gum etc. 1 Knife between Group --------------------- Spoon PP Mug PP Ordinance Survey Map of area Compass Route Card We took our walking boots, walking clothes, spare clothes for the evening (light-weight tracksuits etc) spare underwear and spare socks. We also took our wash bags. Waterproofs were worn throughout the first day of walking....   [tags: Papers]

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Character and Role of Duke Vincentio

- CHARACTER AND ROLE OF DUKE VINCENTIO In the world of Shakespearean comedies, most characters are gentle, merry and humorous. Here women emerge as more intellectual and potential than men do; women not only match men but also come out winners. The men may be young and handsome, but when works need to be done Shakespeare invariably reaches out for his heroines. He has given us such a glittering array of heroines that Ruskin comments "Shakespeare has only heroines and no heroes." Truly, Shakespeare has not been able to depict a neat `hero' in the true sense of the word....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Duke And His Duchess

- In Robert Browning's dramatic monologue 'My Last Duchess'; there are two characters that many people can be compared to in the world today. The two characters are Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara and his Duchess. Throughout the monologue the duke is described as being conceited, arrogant and perhaps maybe even psychotic. While his Duchess is the opposite of him, a person who enjoys life and everything it has to offer. The Duke is somewhat of a conceited person because of the comments he makes. In one part of the monologue the duke is talking to a Fra Pandolf, an imaginary monk and painter....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Duke Ellington: An American Legacy

- Duke Ellington: An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innovators of the 20th century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Arrogant Duke in Broning's My Last Duchess

- In Browning’s “My Last Duchess”, the speaker whom we discover to be the Duke and husband of the Duchess in question is an arrogant aristocrat. At first glance, it may seem that he is a grieving husband who is proud to show the portrait of his last wife, but the more that you hear him speak, the more his true personality is demonstrated. He is critical of his late wife and wants to ensure that his visitor understands that she was unworthy to be his Duchess. In the first line, there is a hint of the Dukes personality for he uses the title of Duchess instead of her name or the word wife....   [tags: literary and character analysis]

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Louis, Duke, and Ella: Strong, Willing, and Fit

- All New Orleanians have a favorite genre of music, and even if that genre is not jazz they still hold the greats of jazz music to the highest regard. Jazz music was born and bred in the south, which is why musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald are common names here. The average person knows that these musicians rose to achieve musical success and national fame. However, most people are unaware of how these musicians affected each other’s lives both directly and indirectly....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz]

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Tom Sawyer, Pap Finn, The Duke, And The King

- In this story the main characters are Tom Sawyer, Pap Finn, The Duke, The King, Widow Douglas, Miss. Watson, Aunt Polly, Jo Popper, Ben Rogers, Tommy Barnes, Judge Thatcher, Miss. Loftus, Jake Pakard, Bill, Jim Turner, Grangefords, Buck Grangeford, Emmeline Grangeford, The Shepardsons, Baggs, Colonel Sherburn, Peter Wilks, William, Harvey Wilks, Mary Jane, Susan, Joanna, Dr. Robinson, Levi Bell, Silas Phelps, and Aunt Sally Phelps. The setting takes place in the Mississippi River along Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer]

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Duke Players in NBA

- Mike Krzyzweski has sent the most players to the NBA in the past 15 years. As a matter of fact he has 15 ex-Blue Devils in the NBA. Danny Ferry was the first his players to graduate to the NBA. In 1989 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers, and in 2003 helped the San Antonio Spurs win a NBA title. Christian Laettner was second in line, he was drafted 3rd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1992, and recently retired in 2005 with the Miami Heat. Laettner wasn?t the only player from the 1992 championship team to branch off into the NBA Grant Hill came right behind him in 1994, when he became the 3rd overall pick in the NBA draft, after being drafted by the Detroit Pistons he was tra...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Duke Ellington

- Duke Elington Duke Ellington was an American jazz bandleader, composer, and pianist. He is thought of as one the greatest figures in jazz. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States awarded him with the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the Duke, Duke Ellington....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Duke Basketball

- There are 12240 students at Duke University, and every year 12 out of those 12240 are put on a mission. The expectations are far above the ground, these 12 men and their coaching staff are called the Duke University Blue Devils basketball team. Year after year their mission is to bring home an NCAA basketball national championship trophy. Three of 84 teams at Duke University have reached their goal by winning a national championship. Duke is one of the nations best known basketball programs. Just eight miles away from Dukes campus, one of their toughest competitors and arch enemy, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Duke Ellington

- Duke Ellington Duke Ellington's pre-eminence in jazz is not only because of the very high aesthetic standard of his output and not simply due to his remarkable abilities as a pianist, composer and bandleader, but also to the fact that he has extended the boundaries of jazz more than any other musician, without abandoning the true essence of the music. Perhaps no other American musician left such a massive and challenging legacy in composition and performance. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was born in Washington, D.C....   [tags: Papers]

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Doris Duke

- Doris Duke Many people may think that money is the key to happiness, but Too Rich, written by Pony Duke and Jason Thomas proves this theory wrong. Doris Duke was one of the richest people in the world, in fact at her time, she was the richest woman in the world, but money does not make all people happy. Actually, being rich could lead to and extremely lonely life, such as Doris Duke’s. Well, of course money can buy a person any and every material item that they want, but some things are priceless....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Duke basketball

- Duke Basketball If you want to talk about success stories, Duke basketball is the one to talk about. This miracle didn't just happen overnight, it took time. Krzyzewski became coach in 1980-81 with not a lot of talent. He makes big moves in recruiting in 1982. Some of the people he recruited included Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson, Jay Bilas and Weldon Williams. People looked at this new and approved team as one of the nations best team. This started the miracle the still lives on today....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Duke Ellington

- Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 28, 1899 in Washington, D.C. to Daisy and James Ellington. They served as the ideal role models for young Duke and taught him everything from table manners to the power of music. He was eight when he got his first piano lessons. By the age of fourteen, he was sneaking into Frank Holliday’s poolroom. He learned from his experiences in the poolroom how to appreciate the value of mixing with a wide rage of people. He attended the Armstrong Manual Training School to study commercial art instead of an academically-oriented school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Duke Ellington

- Duke Ellington The Harlem Renaissance was an era full of life, excitement, and activity. The world in all aspects was in gradual recovery from the depression. The world of music was expanding, sharing it’s enthusiasm throughout the world. The evolution of jazz aroused the curiosity of the nation. As Blacks received their freedom, they were able to express themselves as talented individuals. Certain blacks contributed immensely to the era of jazz, for example, Duke Ellington. Ellington entered a brand-new, exciting era as he grew up....   [tags: Papers]

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Duke Ellington

- Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, is considered to be the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He composed over 2000 works and performed numerous concerts during his musical career. A compilation of some of his most popular music is collected on a CD called "The Popular Duke Ellington." Ellington personally created most of the music played by his orchestra....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Portrait Of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech

- A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of American music. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was born in Washington D.C. on April 29, 1899. His parents were James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. They raised Duke as an only child, until his sister, Ruth, was born when Duke was sixteen years old. Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical life, Duke began to take a promising interest in a new type of music that would later be called jazz....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the Duke and Angelo in Measure for Measure

- Comparing the Duke and Angelo in Measure for Measure Angelo and the Duke are similar in the following respects: they both initially claim immunity to love and later come to be affected by it; to achieve ends they desire, both manipulate others into situations those others would not willingly choose to be in; both have sought to maintain a particular reputation; they both spend much of the play seeming other than what they appear; both think themselves to be other than what they are in the beginning; and both claim to value a life removed....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comparison Of Marcus Garvey And David Duke

- Racial issues have always been debated and followed by many people throughout the history of America and will continue to be for a long time. Along with these debates come movements and with movements come leaders. Two well-known leaders of racially driven movements are Marcus Garvey and David Duke. Garvey was a black man looking to forward his fellow black man’s financial state and living conditions, and he became a leader for his movement. Duke is a white man who feels that with all of the racial diversity in this country the white race is being mistreated and destroyed, and became a leader for a more extreme group of believers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Surfing, Duke Energy, and the Coastal Alliance

- Surfing, Duke Energy, and the Coastal Alliance On my way out to the beach I still had no idea what I was going to do for my fifth essay. As my surfing buddy and I exited the freeway and entered the town of Morro Bay I saw three giant gleaming smoke stacks surfacing over the top of the hill. As we got closer to the beach the three smoke stacks gave way to a massive power plant that was a mere fifty feet from the water’s edge. It was surrounded by a fifteen foot cement wall and cameras everywhere....   [tags: Personal Narrative Environment Essays]

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Duke Orsino in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

- In a book on Twelfth Night, Dr. Leslie Hotson suggested that the play was written to compliment an Italian nobleman, Virginio Orsino, Duke of Bracciano, in a court entertainment given for him on Twelfth Night, 1601, and that it was after this gOrsinoh that one of the principle characters was named. However, I am not sure id this Italian Orsino would have feel complimented by seeing himself portrayed as a young, handsome and poetic duke but an inefficient lover. The curtain of Twelfth Night rises with Duke Orsinofs very first speech: gIf music be the food of love, play on ch which shows his characteristics clearly....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

- The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand The assassination ================= 'Sunday the 28th of June 1914 was a very bright and extremely hot day in Sarajevo. Sarajevo in Bosnia was preparing for a very rare royal visit. The streets had been specially decked out for the royal visit and colourful Turkish rugs had bean hung out along Apel Quay where the procession was going to take place.' The Austrian-Hungarian empire in central Europe had expanded; it had taken control of Bosnia....   [tags: Papers]

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Duke Ellington.: A Small Person Can Make a Big Change

- All around the world music has changed many people’s lives. Whether it is in Spanish, Chinese or English, music always has a meaning for someone. Sometimes it’s the lyrics and sometimes it is the artist who sings the songs. One person who has impacted people’s lives with his music was Edward Kennedy Ellington, also known as Duke Ellington. He passed on not only his music, but the values and self-confidence from his music and how Washington shaped him. Duke Ellington’s upbringing has affected his music which in turn impacted a lot of people all around the world during the 1900’s....   [tags: civil rights movement, segregation]

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Medical Marijuana: More Help than Harm

- In recent years we have seen many states discuss legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. This important topic, which has polarized the nation, has gained its popularity due to significant findings that marijuana has been proven to relieve many ailments associated with chronic pain. One main opponent of this legalization of medicinal marijuana is Barret Duke, Ph.D. Duke is the Vice President of research for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a group that works in Washington to lobby for the backing of the Baptist conservative agenda....   [tags: Legalization, Barret Duke]

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Should Duke Energy Build a Nuclear Energy Power Plant in North Carolina

- JoTopic: Should Duke Energy Build a Nuclear Energy Power Plant in North Carolina. Nuclear energy originates from the splitting of uranium atoms in a process called fission. At a power plant, the fission process is used to generate heat for producing steam, which is used by a turbine to generate electricity. About 440 nuclear reactors are used around the world to produce about 17% of the worlds electricity. The USA has 100 nuclear power reactors in 31 states, operated by 30 different power companies....   [tags: alternative sources of power, environmental issues]

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Tsar Of Russia And The Last Of The Russias, Grand Duke Of Finland And King Of Poland

- ... Nicholas proved to be far less interested in military endeavors then he was in philosophical and artistic studies. He also believed himself grossly unprepared to rule when upon his father’s untimely death in 1894 he ascended to the throne as Czar. While Nicholas and his soon to be wife, Alix of Hesse, were not due to be married for nearly half a year, following Alexander’s failing health and eventual death, Nicholas had the wedding moved up as he did not want his most trusted confidant to be far from him during such a trying time....   [tags: Nicholas II of Russia, Russian Empire, Russia]

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My Last Duches by Robert Browning

- ... The particular phrase, “Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,” even borders on sarcasm, which leaves the reader wondering if perhaps the death of the Duchess did not come as a surprise to him; perhaps the Duchess could have been on her way out long before she even realized it (43). In addition to his strange mourning habits, the Duke also plans on remarrying quite quickly. In fact, his new marriage is the affair that sparks this retelling of events. The speaker is supposedly discussing these traits of his former wife with the servant in order to put the Count, who is the father of the Duke’s new bride, at ease about the safety and happiness of his daughter....   [tags: the duke, artist, masterpiece]

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William I, The King of England: The Great Conqueror

- When you hear of historical figures that “conquered” a certain time period, you think of barbarians, spartans, or other gruesome, battle-tested men. While William I, the King of England and Duke of Normandy, was also nicknamed the “Conqueror”, he achieved success reigning over his time period in very different ways than that of Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great. Regardless of his path to success, William I played a huge part in the religious evolution of England. Using his advantageous leadership position, William I was able to be prosperous for many decades....   [tags: barbarians, spartans, duke of normandy]

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True Love in A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare, a creative literary artist, impacted his audience with the essence of love. Based on his play, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Lysander a main character explicitly states, "The course of love never runs smooth," expressing an opinion easily relatable to the modern generation. The story of an hour, written by Kate Chopin, is another literary work that easily expresses the same theme. With this in mind, both works revolve around the aspect of love and it's challenges that some May or may not overcome....   [tags: hermia, duke of athens, lysander]

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Richard III by William Shakespeare

- Written during a time of peace immediately following the conclusion of the War of the Roses between the Yorks and the Lancasters, William Shakespeare’s play Richard III showcases a multi-faceted master of linguistic eloquence, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a character who simultaneously manages to be droll, revolting, deadly, yet fascinating. Richard's villainy works in a keen, detestable manner, manifesting itself in his specific use or, rather, abuse of rhetoric. He spends a substantial amount of time directly interacting and therefore breaking the fourth wall and orating to the audience in order to forge a relationship with them, to make members not only his confidants of murderous intenti...   [tags: richard, Duke of Gloucester]

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Coach Krzyzewski's Winning Philosophy

- There are two shades of blue that rule the basketball courts in and around Durham, North Carolina. Both are perennially the best in the ACC and are fierce rivals. The head coaches of both teams are great leaders on the basketball court and in the game of life. In addition, they are able to manage multimillion dollar budgets and maintain the ultra positive image of their players and their respective school. People like winners. Many have the philosophy that the underdog should win occasionally....   [tags: Duke, NCAA, ACC]

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The Sinister Duke in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

- The Sinister Duke in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess 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....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]

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Fate of the King and the Duke in The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay The Fate of the King and the Duke The characters of the King and the Duke are most likely the most important after Huck and Jim in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. These two men come into Huck's story in chapter nineteen when he leaves the Grangerfords, a family who is fighting a continuous and everlasting war against their neighbors, the Shepherdsons. Huck sees the King and the Duke being chased by some dogs, and he decides to take them aboard the raft, which Huck and Jim are using to travel down the Mississippi River....   [tags: Mark Twain]

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Compare the presentation of the Duke and Porphyria's lover in My Last

- Compare the presentation of the Duke and Porphyria's lover in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's lover Browning has presented The Duke and Porphyria's lover as obsessive and controlling in the two poems. Telling the stories from the characters point of view makes it clear that they both feel threatened by their partners, and wish to regain the lead role they should have as the men in their relationships. Rather than confronting their significant others, they kill them because of their obsessive nature and lack of communication....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis of the Duke in Browning's "My Last Duchess"

- Analysis of Duke In "My Last Duchess", by Robert Browning, the character of Duke is portrayed as having controlling, jealous, and arrogant traits. These traits are not all mentioned verbally, but mainly through his actions. In the beginning of the poem the painting of the Dukes wife is introduced to us: "That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,/ looking as of she were still alive" (1-2). These lines leave us with the suspicion that the Duchess is no longer alive, but at this point were are not totally sure....   [tags: Poetry]

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Momma Lowrider: Sandra Teran of Duke's Car Club

- Momma Lowrider: Sandra Teran of Duke's Car Club On Easter Sunday of last year, the sound of gunfire, then police sirens, interrupted the music booming from the cars on South Sixth Avenue. Three people died and six were injured in two separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each other on the street crowded with cars and people (Stauffer). This event reinforced the way the public often views cruisers: as violent juveniles or gang-bangers engaging in a dangerous, vain activity. The violence of Easter Sunday, however, does not typify cruising or cruisers....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Symbolism Of The Water

- Back when I was a little girl, I always fascinated over water. I remember that I loved to be able to go down to Lake Chatuge, which is directly behind my house, and sit there, thinking about how my wonderful God is to make such a beautiful thing that we do not appreciate like we should. According to Oxford Dictionary, water is “a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.” Ron Rash used symbolism, which is “something that represents something else” (Mays 205), in his book One Foot in Eden drastically in many different aspects of water....   [tags: Water, Flood, Duke Energy, Symbol]

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The Symbolism Of The Water

- ... He showed an example of this with the cleaning of the quilts. To Rash, no matter what one’s past has been like or how dirty of a past a person has, you can always become clean. When it comes to being cleaned spiritually, one can say that being saved and attending baptism would be considered as cleaning someone of one’s sin. “Baptism through immersion into water symbolizes cleansing of hearts and conscience: “Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10:22)” (Symbols of Water).” Being immersed in water is extremely common in the Baptist faith, due to being cleaned o...   [tags: Water, Flood, Duke Energy, Cleanliness]

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Characterization of The Duke of Ferrara in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Characterization of The Duke of Ferrara in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "officious" during the 19th century as "eager to please; attentive, obliging." In the dramatic monologue, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, this word describes a servant that is volunteering his service unnecessarily to the Duke of Ferrara’s wife. Although the speaker, the Duke of Ferrara, is speaking of this servant in a negative manner, he wishes his wife to be officious towards him; the Duke of Ferrara wishes to have total control....   [tags: essays papers]

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Comparing The Careers Of Lionel Cranfield, Earl Of Middlesex and George Villiers, Duke Of Buckingham

- Comparing The Careers Of Lionel Cranfield, Earl Of Middlesex and George Villiers, Duke Of Buckingham Lionel Cranfield was an astute businessman who had made large sums of money for himself through his dealings in trade and as part of a syndicate that had won the custom forms. He was anxious to gain entry into royal service and had acted as Buckingham's financial adviser. The Council was determined to cut expenditure and made Cranfield Master of the Wardrobe. This department was costing £42000 a year and Cranfield was appointed on the understanding that if costs fell below £20000, he could keep any additional savings....   [tags: Papers]

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Measure For Measure Is Considered Shakespeare 's Problem Play

- ... The Duke is truly the only character that knows what it is fully going on. His influence, not only on other characters, but on situations throughout the play, is the force that continually drives the play forward. Looking at the end of the given passage, the exchange between siblings Claudio and Isabella is a heated one. The purpose of the scene it to solidify the severity of what Angelo is asking Isabella to do. Before this passage begins, Isabella recites a monologue ending with, “Then Isabel, live chaste, and brother die; More than our brother is our chastity.” (Shakespeare 146) Isabella has blatantly stated here that her virginity is more important than life itself....   [tags: Life, Soul, Duke, English-language films]

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William the Conqueror Life and Accomplishments

- There have been many influential influences to the English culture throughout its hundreds of years of existence, but there was one man who arguably was one of the most important figures to have ever changed the course of English culture forever. This man was no inventor who sparked a new age, nor an artist who introduced a romantic theme. Shockingly, this man was not even of English descent, but rather a conqueror from a foreign land. He is most well known as William the Conqueror and the date 1066, is remembered as the year of his arrival to Anglo-Saxon England when he began the famous Norman invasion....   [tags: duke of normandy,english culture,norman invasion]

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Jazz During The Harlem Renaissance

- Jazz during the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a major artistic movement in the early Twentieth Century. The movement impacted all types of art including music, paintings, and literature and even influenced the cultural setting to an extent. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic revolution that took place in the 1920s where African American artists, writers, philosophers and artists sought to foster a rich black culture within the great melting pot of America. Alain Lock promoted a trend, which led to more political aggressiveness, and a self-confident perspective of identity and racial delight prompted the establishment of the idea of the “new negro.” (1) Also during the 1...   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Swing music, Duke Ellington]

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Jazz Music And Its Influences

- Jazz is one of the only uniquely American forms of music. Its roots date back all the way to the Atlantic slave trade. Jazz is still alive and well today. This paper will walk you through Jazz’s rich history. We’ll start with the basics of African music and its influences. Then we will take you through the decades leading to modern Jazz. In the early 19th century, the Atlantic slave trade had brought close to five hundred thousand African slaves to the United States. The slaves had brought ingrained musical traditions with them....   [tags: Jazz, Miles Davis, Blues, Duke Ellington]

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Two Excellent Contenders Duke It Out

- I received an e-mail from a student wanting to know how the Duramark vinyl I have used for years compares to Venture Tape materials. Frankly I couldn’t tell her because I have never used Venture products. So I contacted Lisa Swiman at Venture and ordered a roll of both the 4 and 8-mil Venture sandblasting vinyl. When it was delivered there was some 15 mil also in the box, so I had subject material for a long overdue comparison test. I have a client who is building a custom home in Missouri. Cheryl has extremely good taste and very high standards....   [tags: Design]

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The Similarities Between Classical Music and Ellington's Jazz

- One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it’s predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, “The “Jazz Mania” has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention.”1 This conflict can be traced through out the history of Jazz, as Classical composers have relatively disregarded this new type of music....   [tags: Classical Music Duke Ellington Jazz]

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Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New

- Critique of Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates' Genres at Home and at School: Bridging the Known to the New Nell K. Duke and Victoria Purcell-Gates insightful article, "Genres at home and at school: Bridging the known to the new" reports on genres found at home and at school for two groups of young children from low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds....   [tags: Education School Home Learning]

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Duke Ellington

- With complete sincerity and honesty, one can easily recognize Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington as America's greatest composer in any genre. Leading his orchestra for over fifty years of continual musical excellence, he wrote literally thousands of works, ranging from standard ballads like "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", through instrumentals and full scale suites. Ellington always composed with his orchestra members in mind and many of them stayed with him for twenty years or more....   [tags: Music]

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Theme of War in The Sorrow of Sarajevo by Goran Simic and Duke et Decroum by Wilfred Own

- ... It also has short and simple sentences but therefor very effective. This specific structure is used to mirror. Each stanza in this poem focuses on different aspects of war equally as “Dulce et Decorum”. The first stanza concentrates on sorrow and horror. The second stanza describes the struggle between life and death in Sarajevo. The third stanza illustrates the death of innocence. The fourth stanza depicts the lasting trauma of the siege. Whilst on the other hand “Dulce et Decorum” is also composed of 4 stanzas and uses enjambment, but the sentences are longer and more detailed....   [tags: horror, mistake, poems, war]

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Review Of ' Sonny 's Blues '

- ... Sonny had surrendered to Harlem, became dependent on heroin, and found himself in prison. The narrator, on the other hand, has become a successful, algebra teacher at a school in Harlem. He has a job and has not succumbed to the slums, but yet, he is not fulfilled. His mother and his daughter passed away and he had been alienated from his brother. In addition, the narrator has rejected his own heritage by “dissociating himself from black culture as much as possible” (Albert). In result, his blues are due to a lost inner part of him in which he searches for as he states, “What we both were seeking through our separate cabs windows was that part of ourselves which had been left behind” (Ba...   [tags: Jazz, African American, Blues, Duke Ellington]

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Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess

- Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” written in 1842, is an intriguing poem that reveals an unexpected interpretation when closely analyzed. The poem is based upon actual incidents that occurred in the life of Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara. The first wife of Ferrara, Lucrezia, mysteriously died in 1561 with many speculations afterwards that it was supposedly Ferrara who murdered her. The poem takes place in media res of the Duke consulting and arranging his second marriage. A portrait of the former Duchess is pointed out, and the Duke begins to recall her personality and behavior....   [tags: My Last Duchess Essays]

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Analysis of Cradle Hold by David Klass

- ... To begin with there are a lot of unique characters that make you want to keep reading. Duke is more feminine than other boys his age and his father harry does not approve of it. “When Duke was five years old, Harry began to worry that his son was exhibiting too many feminine tendencies. Duke was small for his age, he preferred dolls to guns and reading books to playing outdoors.” When Duke was younger he was more feminine than the other boys his age. He didn't care for the “boy” toys. Harry Duke’s father didn't like that....   [tags: feminine, wrestler, character, plot, conflict]

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Reverse Imperialism in My Last Duchess

- Professionals divide literature into many different categories, or genres, which seem not to relate to each other. Some crossover hybrids exist, but very few works of literature can actually be compared to others that are not in the same genre. One such comparison would be that of a poem and the detective genre in general. For example, Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”, a dramatic monologue, would very rarely be compared to Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Purloined Letter.” The writers of Detective Fiction Crime and Compromise, however, have placed Browning’s poem in the manifestation section of their book....   [tags: Poetry]

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My Last Douche Bag

- Through the course of history, men have sought to subdue women by restricting their rights, limiting their freedoms, and when all else fails – murder. In Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess", Duke Ferrara kills his wife in retaliation for the fact that he could not control her being – actions and feeling – which is evidenced by his description of his last Duchess, his curtain over her portrait, and his skillful control over the syntax and conversation. Through this poem, Robert Browning addresses a grander issue of the extent to which men will go to maintain control....   [tags: Women's Right, Control, Mariage]

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My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- Power and Control in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Power is the ability of an individual or group to influence the behavior of others through manipulation, coercion, persuasion, or domination. It is the possession of authority over others and the degree of influence that an individual or individuals have amongst their peers and within society as a whole. Therefore, the possession of power allows for the imposition of one’s will in a given situation. Power is used by a person or group to limit or regulate the courses of action which are open to other individuals with or without their consent....   [tags: anipulation, coercion, persuasion]

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Biography of Edward Kennedy Ellington

- Duke Ellington, named Edward Kennedy Ellington at birth, was born on April 29, 1899, in Washington D.C. to James Edward Ellington and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. Both of Ellington’s parents were talented, musical individuals. Edward Kennedy was later nicknamed Duke by his childhood friend, Edgar McEntire and this name has stuck with him throughout his life and career. Duke Ellington was one of Jazz and Big Band’s most influential icons. He was known for famous recordings such as “Sophisticated Lady”, "Take the A Train," "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got that Swing," and "Satin Doll," Duke Ellington started taking piano lessons at age seven and became more serious about his piano lessons af...   [tags: sophisticated lady, compositions]

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The Inferiority of Women in Robert Browning's Poem My Last Duchess

- Written by Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess” is a poem about an egocentric Duke who has a painting of his last wife upon the wall and is trying to impress an ambassador who is negotiating his next marriage. Although it is obvious that the Duke is trying to persuade this ambassador, however, this is where the first mystery is created. It is almost as if he is trying to persuade no one more than himself. This poem was set in Renaissance Italy and women were denied all political rights and considered legally subject to their husbands....   [tags: Poetry, Poem Analysis, Poetic]

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Cradle Hold Literary Analysis

- ... Duke was undefeated and eventually became second best in the county and made it to the county finals and went up against Bankman, who is also undefeated. This story had an effective exposition, good suspense and imagery. This short story had a very effective exposition. The author, David Klass, did a good job introducing the character. He introduced Duker very well by describing him and his personality. The story begins off right away describing Duke by saying “when Duke was five years old, Harry began to worry that his son was exhibiting too many feminine tendencies..” and continues to describe how he was small and how he showed his feminine tendencies....   [tags: David Klass short story]

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Loss of Love and Power, but Long Live the Art!

- Nothing is everlasting. Love, power, and even hatred are transient. The feelings of people, as people die, they disappear. However, in “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelly and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, art is everlasting. Even through the loss of one’s reputation and wife (whether it was by chance or purposefully) the work of art outlived. No matter how mighty or how strong a thing or a person is, when it comes to this world, it isn't important because it is condemned to vanish. All the tyrants who ever existed or will exist will disappear....   [tags: art, love, life]

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"In What the Shepherd Saw" Text Analysis

- In the light of the results shown above, it is obvious that this cluster is more interested in the words duke, castle, shepherd, duchess, stranger, closet, curate, captain, knight, boy, grace, dance, rector, light, hut, hill, and gate. The words are associated with the idea of hidden or unrevealed death. The idea is repeated in the three texts where problems of jealousy and suspicion in marriage lead to death. In the three texts, the main idea of each one is that that there is a wife who belongs to the elite and she is beautiful....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

- ... The entirety of chapter 29 takes place in this mobbed town, where the Duke and Dauphin are trying to convince the townspeople into trusting that they are the true brothers of the deceased Peter Wilks and not devious frauds. Upon the arrival of the real Wilks brothers, a problem in deciding who the actual set of brothers are surfaces and the crowd grows eager and amused. Twain exaggerates the townspeople’s “a-whooping and yelling and laughing and carrying on” (Twain 204) to dramatize the crowd of people’s chaotic behavior....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mississippi River]

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William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night

- ... Many people believe Viola decided to cross-dress, because she was scared to face the world alone. Finding some truth in that I believe that she was only scared to face the world alone because back in this time period women were not socially accepted as individuals. She wouldn’t be able to get a job, have a place to live or support herself without help from a man, so she decided to to help herself and pretend to become a man. Also by her decision to pose at Cesario she got insider knowledge on the city life in her new town and received insight on the Duke....   [tags: Love, Twelfth Night, Romance, Thought]

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Compare my last duchess and Porhyria's lover considering in particular

- Compare my last duchess and Porhyria's lover considering in particular how the 2 central characters are presented. Both poems, "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" have similarities and differences. This can be seen in the two central characters, content and language. In "My Last Duchess" the duke, a rich upper class man, is talking to a messenger of a count whose daughter he wishes to marry. This poem begins in front of his last Duchess painting which is on the wall in the Duke's home. Throughout the poem, we discover the characteristics of the Duke and learn about the murder of the Duchess....   [tags: English Literature]

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Use of language and Word Choice in My Last Duchess

- ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning is a dramatic monologue in which the Duke of Ferrara is discussing the matter of a dowry with an emissary sent by a Count. The use of dramatic monologue allows the poet to subtly reveal the personality of the persona to the reader. The language used by the speaker allows the poet to evoke strong emotions in the reader. The reader is given an early insight into the personality of the Duke in the very first line of the monologue: ‘That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall’ This early impression portrays the Duke as a very sophisticated man with a wealth of knowledge in art....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess]

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Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is a story about man seeking justice for the forfeiture of his bond. Shylock the Jew created a bond loaning three thousand ducats to his rival Antonio. In the event that the loan could not be paid back, Shylock was entitled to a “pound of flesh from the breast” of Antonio. Antonio’s invested the money in his merchant ships hoping to gain profit. Unfortunately he loses his ships at sea, losing everything Shylock had loaned him. Shylock happily takes Antonio to court in hopes of receiving that pound of flesh as a result of the forfeiture of his bond....   [tags: shylock, justice, antonio]

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Narcissism in My Last Duchess

- Robert Browning’s poem “My last Duchess'; is spoken from the perspective of the Duke and conveys the Dukes personality through the literary form of a dramatic monologue. It involves a fictional account of the Duke addressing an envoy from the Count to talk of details for the hopeful marriage to the Count’s daughter. The subtitle of this monologue is “Ferrara,'; which suggests an historical reference to Alfonso II, the fifth Duke of Ferrara in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century. The objective of the Duke is to attempt to sway the envoy’s opinion of himself to obtain the maximum dowry possible in pursuit of this marriage....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess]

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Purposes of the Dramatic Monologue in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

- ... The portrait of the late Duchess of Ferrara is a wall painting, which is a type of work painted directly on a plaster wall in watercolors. By calling that piece, a wonder emphasizes that he has many other paintings in his possession but gives the impression that the painting of the Duchess is the one painting that he values the most. The language used by the speaker exhibits someone speaking with pride over a possession, which in this case is a piece of artwork that is custom-made. He emphasizes the fact that Fr Pandolf, seemingly a revered and talented portrait artist, mainly due to the speaker’s enthusiasm to mention his name, painted it....   [tags: personality, title, immorality]

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On the Entrapment and Incarceration of the Victorian Woman

- Thomas Blackburn describes the two Victorian poets, Robert Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson as being great contemporaries (47). As such it is apt that their works should muse upon and explore similar topics and themes. Their connection is especially evident in Browning’s “My Last Duchess” and Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott”. The themes of entrapment and incarceration feature heavily in both of these works. Specifically, it is the entrapment and incarceration of women which pervade their respective compositions....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Measure for Measure Essay: The Bed Trick

- The Bed Trick in Measure for Measure        Critics have referred to the concept of Mariana taking Isabella's place in Angelo's bed "the bed trick."  This plan of the Duke's, which is supposed to save Isabella, Claudio, and Mariana, appears to be almost corrupt and shameful, and is one of the reasons scholars consider Measure for Measure a problem play.  What exactly is going on here with all of these characters?  It seems almost uncharacteristic of the sweet, naïve, virginal Isabella to condone another performing such an act in her place.  Isabella is, in a sense, asking Mariana to perform the very act which she has not only been avoiding, but that she is disgusted by.  The fact that Isa...   [tags: Measure for Measure]

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Voices of the Oppressed: Browning and Browning

- Introduced by the Duke of Ferrara, the late duchess herself is denied the chance to present herself to the agent herself. However she cannot do this since she has passed away, for reasons unknown to the agent. The late duchess’s voice is silent now forever. The runaway slave is also silenced. There is no say in whether or not she was allowed to be with the man she loves, nor does she have a say in the matter about her rape, or giving birth to a lighter skinned baby. Neither have a choice with the ways men dictate their lives and suffer as a result of it, but their voices resist the oppression forced down upon them....   [tags: Runaway Slave, Pilgrims Point, Slavery]

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My Last Duchess

-      A dramatic monologue is defined as a poem in which a single character is speaking to a person or persons- usually about an important topic. The purpose of most dramatic monologues is to provide the reader with an overall or intimate view of the character’s personality. A great poet can use punctuation and rhythm to make the poem appear as if it were an actual conversation. Robert Browning, known as the father of the dramatic monologue, does this in his poem, “My Last Duchess.'; The Duke of Ferrara, the speaker in “My Last Duchess,'; is portrayed as a jealous, arrogant man who is very controlling over his wife....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing My Last Duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and A Woman to Her Lover

- Differing Views of Male-female Relationships in Three Poems In the three poems we experience three different views of how male-female relationships should take place. In ‘My Last Duchess’ we experience the view that the male should have the main role in relationships, in ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ we hear of a relationship where the woman is in total control of the man and has all the power. Finally in ‘A Woman to Her Lover’ we read that both men and women should have an equal amount of power and no one should be dominant....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess]

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