Essay on My Last Duchess

The Psychology of the Duke in “My Last Duchess”

“My Last Duchess”, one of the most beautiful poems in English literature by Robert Browning; a poem in the dramatic monologue form, unlike others, that conveys its message by implementing pure and genuine technicality through the character within it. The poem takes place at the art gallery in the residence of the Duke of Ferrara, […]

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First Love – Clare, My Last Duchess – Browning

This poem is about someone experiencing love for the first time. “I ne’er was struck before that hour With love so sudden and so sweet.”The poet compares the face of the woman to a flower “Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower.” He describes how the feeling of love affects him physically “my face […]

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My Last Duchess, Villegiature, A Woman To Her lover and A Birthday

The selection of poems I will be looking at and analysing are all based on “Love and Loss” All these poems are written before 1900, and all focus on four different aspects of love.The first ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning is about jealous love… The second ‘Villegiature’ by Edith Nesbit is about disappointment in […]

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Comparing and Contrasting My Last Duchess and Porphyrias Lover

Robert Browning’s fame rests today with his dramatic monologues, such as “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover”. Unlike soliloquies, the point of a dramatic monologue, are not the words that are directly spoken, it is what the speaker subtly gives away. Both “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” are dramatic monologues, that are therefore centred […]

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Compare the presentation of relationships in My Last Duchess

In this essay I am going to write about how Robert Browning portrays love in the three poems “My Last Duchess, Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory”. All three of these poems are dramatic monologues. Dramatic monologues are a combination of the words dramatic and monologue. The “dramatic” says that it could be acted out, and […]

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My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover

Both My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover are dramatic monologues written by Robert Browning. Write a comparison between them showing how typical they are of the dramatic monologue form. Include some reference to the form and language of each poem as well as your personal response.A dramatic monologue is a narrative spoken or thought by […]

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Compare Browning’s portrayal of the men and their relationships in ‘My Last Duchess’and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’

Robert Browning’s poems ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are both written in the form of dramatic monologues. This is when one speaker tells the poem to either a real audience or an implied audience. This means the poem is from one perspective and shows how the men want to mould the women into their […]

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Comparing Browning Poems

During the Victorian ere Browning wrote many dramatic monologues in which he describes the feelings of characters from a different time and in a different place to his readers. These monologues include the deepest feelings and emotions of the characters as well as telling the reader a story or what is happening to the particular […]

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Compare the characterisations in My Last Duchess and Othello’s Soliloquy

In both the soliloquy in Othello and in ‘My Last Duchess’ we see a dominance in the male character and a certain power within this over the women mentioned. Throughout the soliloquy Othello is addressing a sleeping Desdemona and the fact that she is in this setting (the bed chamber) and in such a situation […]

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Characterisation – My Last Duchess

Browning’s “My Last Duchess” draws the reader into a masterfully crafted, multi-faceted, dramatic monologue in which the speaker, the Duke speaks directly to the reader, and used to reveal his mannerisms. Characterisation is revealed via Browning’s vivid and violent imagery coupled with metaphors and enjambment. “Porphyria’s Lover” is another such poem (also by Browning) which […]

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My Last Duchess, How Do I Love Thee and A Woman to Her Lover

As a part of my English lessons, I have been doing a lot of work on pre-1914 (in 1914, World War I began, causing a big change in literature) poetry. There were three poems I have been focusing on, each written by a different author: firstly, the poem My Last Duchess, written in 1842 by […]

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“The Flea” who haunts “My Last Duchess”

History has blessed the English linguistic communication with many great sentimentalists ; they were work forces and sometimes adult female who had an affinity for depicting the glorifications of love. Yet in the thick of such uninhibited enamoredness. they were a choice few who chose to compose about the seamy side of love affair. It […]

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My Last Duchess and Porphyry’s Lover

“My last Duchess” is set in the renaissance, period in Ferrara, northern Italy, whereas “Porphyry’s Lover” is set in the Victorian times. Two different age gaps The madness and love in both poems is shown in many ways such as the obsession for control. Control is shown in both poems, the duke in “My Last […]

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On my first Sonne and Stealing, Hitcher and My Last Duchess

a) Compare how the poets make the reader feel sympathy for the speaker in ‘On my first Sonne’ by Ben Jonson and the speaker in one poem by Carol Ann Duffy. The poems ‘On my first Sonne’ by Ben Jonson and ‘Stealing’ by Carol Ann Duffy both make the reader feel sympathy for the speaker. […]

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My Last Duchess Analysis

Late, late, late. Why are professionals always late? “The piano tuner is going to be an hour late, the doctor might be slightly late. ” Now the artist is late. I got out of bed half an hour early to get ready for him and he is late. Nothing ever goes to plan in this […]

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My Last Duchess Narrative

The poem is written in the voice of the Duke of Ferrara, who is entertaining an envoy from the Duke’s soon-to-be father-in-law. As the duke hosts the envoy, they stop at a portrait of the Duke’s late duchess. Entranced by his own words as he reminisces about her, the Duke begins to reveal more than […]

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A Rose For Emily, Tell Tale Heart, and My Last Duchess

“A Rose For Emily”, “Tell Tale Heart”, and “My Last Duchess”, are all narratives with the theme of madness and murder. Each narrator’s point of view shapes their story. “A Rose For Emily” is told from an outside point of view while, in contrast, “Tell Tale Heart” and “My Last Duchess” are both told by […]

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My Last Duchess

My last Duchess essay ‘My last Duchess’ is a dramatic monologue written by Robert Browning in 1842. The poem itself is based in the 16th century and is narrated by Ferrara, the fifth Duke. Throughout the poem, many aspects of the Duke’s personality are brought to attention such as his need to possess and control […]

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