Pre 1914 Poetry Summaries

Pre 1914 Poetry Summaries

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On My first Sonne

  • The poem records the death of the poets first son and the grief and sadness that he felt
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Sonnet 130

  • Shakespeare spends this poem comparing his mistress's appearance to other things, and then telling us how she doesn't measure up to them
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My Last Duchess

  • The Duke is the speaker of the poem
  • The Duke killed the duchess when he found himself jealous of her seducing men using her image and likeness
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  • This poem presents the desperately jealous feelings of a woman abandoned by her lover, who left her for a more womanly rival
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