My Last Duchess

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  • My Last Duchess
    • Form
      • Dramatic monologue
      • Rhyming couplets
        • aka. Heroic rhyme
        • Show controlling nature
    • Structure
      • Varied punctuation
        • Unrehearsed speech
      • Tells the story of his wife
    • Context
      • Based on real-life figure who was ruthless
    • Language
      • Little imagery
        • Emotionless
        • Controlling
      • Personal pronouns
        • 'I'
        • 'my'
        • Shows controlling nature
      • Euphemism
        • Shows he has power
        • 'all smiles stopped'

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