My Last Duchess

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  • Created on: 28-04-18 14:24
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  • My Last Duchess
    • By Robert Browning
      • Was the son of a wealthy bank clerk.
      • Known for his use of the dramatic monologue.
      • He didn't fit in much in London society, he left the country and went to Italy to marry fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett because of her over protective father.
      • Browning's love of history and European culture influenced his decision to write a story based on the life of an Italian Duke from the sixteenth century.
    • Form
      • The poem is one long speech pretending to be a conversation.
      • To mimic unrehersed speech there are lots of twists and turns in the lines.
      • Structurally there are no breaks and the Duck speaks for 56 lines uninterrupted to reflect a man who loves the sound of his own voice.
  • Form
    • The poem is one long speech pretending to be a conversation.
    • To mimic unrehersed speech there are lots of twists and turns in the lines.
    • Structurally there are no breaks and the Duck speaks for 56 lines uninterrupted to reflect a man who loves the sound of his own voice.

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