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  • My Last Duchess

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    author of "My Last Duchess" and he shows the audience how it is a dramatic monologue. In a class lecture, the professor had mentioned that the poem is set in the 15th century. During that time, it was common for a young woman to be arranged in a marriage. As the poem unfolds, the audience learns the speaker of the poem, Duke Ferrara, is talking to another male character and begins to tell the story of his previous wife. As they are standing in front of the portrait of the Duke's last wife, now dead

  • My Last Duchess

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    My Last Duchess However, the speaker is aware of her passionate attempt to conceal her pride and vanity. Her beauty, pride, and conceit prevent Porphyria from completely loving the speaker. The unnamed speaker realizes that Porphyria cannot make a true commitment to a serious relationship of love. He is overcome by his passion and desire to be her only lover. As the couple embraces one another, the speaker is unable to restrain overwhelming desire to make Porphyria his only lover. He has terrible

  • my last duchess

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    Poets often use literary techniques to clearly convey the personalities of their speakers. In “My Last Duchess”, Robert Browning uses point of view, diction, and imagery to achieve a powerful effect, underlining the attitude and personality of the Duke. In a dramatic monologue, character development is based on what the speaker says, and how he says it. In “My Last Duchess”, the speaker of the monologue addresses a fictional audience, and the reader is seen as an unnoticed third party. It is because

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

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    Professor Papica English 1B 4 April 2014 Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess: Pretentious Killer The poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is not as mournful and heartbreaking as the title suggests. In fact, the poem is extremely dramatic and disrespectful towards women, making them seem as if women were dumb foolish objects. Many have wondered about the disposable aspects of women in the 1840’s, and the objective view men had towards them at the time. Browning’s poem portrays the idea of men’s

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

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    Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess reveals the story of a duke’s negotiation with a servant for the hand of a count’s daughter. As the duke attempts to paint an inaccurate picture of himself as a loving and caring husband, he instead shows what a psychopathic, manipulative and jealous man he can be by describing the “disrespectful” acts of his former wife that led him to her murder. Mr. Browning carefully constructs his poem’s most distinctive attribute, the duke’s controlling nature, through form

  • My Last Duchess

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    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. The Duke of Ferrara was made jealous by everything the duchess did, no matter how unimportant it was. He was especially jealous of Fra Pandolf, the man who painted the duchess in the poem. A woman should be pleased only by her husband, as was not the case with the duchess and Fra Pandolf. She was “too easily

  • Analysis Of My Last Duchess

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    My Last Duchess Robert Browning, a British poet, who was fascinated with poems at a young age. Most of Browning teaches came from his father, he was already proficient in reading and writing by the age of five. Browning was fluent in Spanish, Greek and French. He began writing poems after he dropped out of college, most of his work had dramatic monologue- especially the use of diction, rhymes, and symbols. In 1842 he published “ My Last Duchess” The speaker in the poem is believed to be Alfonso

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

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    In the poem “My Last Duchess,” Robert Browning writes about the story of the Duke of Ferrara. The Duke is giving a tour of his art collection in his estate to a servant of the family of his new prospective wife to be. When he gets to the painting of his previous wife, he begins to talk about how she was, how impressed she was with everything, how he didn’t like it, and indicates that he gets rid of her somehow. Browning uses language, voice, and style to portray this story. Browning uses two

  • Monologue Of My Last Duchess

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    His Last Duchess Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess is a dramatic monologue narrated by the Duke of Ferrara Even a passing gaze to this poem would paint a picture of a selfish prick of a husband and a wife whose mere fault was naivete, someone who was merely appreciative of the beauty around her, a quality that bugged her husband to the point where he accuses her of being unfaithful and gets her killed. The narrator of the poem indicates an arrogance embedded so deep in a bold sense of

  • My Last Duchess Explication

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    World Literature 2112 Spring 2014 Poetry Explication Instructor: Weaver “My Last Duchess”, by Robert browning, is a dramatic speech delivered by the Duke of Ferrari which highlights the covetous and cruel nature of his personality and the questions which surround his bride’s death. The poem begins as the Duke draws the attention of his fellow conversationalist, who is, we discover, a messenger representing the Count’s family whose daughter’s hand the duke seeks in marriage, to the image of his deceased