My Last Duchess

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  • Created on: 05-04-17 09:45
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Ferrara is a region of Italy. In 1561, the Duke of Ferrara's wife, Lucrezia, died in suspicious circumstances- there were rumours she was poisoned. Hearing about this event probably inspired Browning to write this poem.
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"Stoop"
"Repetition"- uses in line 34,42 and 43 hints at how the Duke felt his wife was beneath him.
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"Not the first Are you to turn and ask thus"
"Power and objectification"- Creates the impression of a question from the visitor, but we hear it from the Duke- he's in complete control.
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"My gift of a nine-hundred-year-old name"
"Status"- He's proud of his important family and the titles of "Duke" and "Duchess".
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"The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her , the white mule"
"Enjambment"- makes it sound as if he's getting carried away by his anger.
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"That spot of joy"
"Repetition"- this shows that his wife's blushes bother him.
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Card 2

Front

"Repetition"- uses in line 34,42 and 43 hints at how the Duke felt his wife was beneath him.

Back

"Stoop"

Card 3

Front

"Power and objectification"- Creates the impression of a question from the visitor, but we hear it from the Duke- he's in complete control.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

"Status"- He's proud of his important family and the titles of "Duke" and "Duchess".

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

"Enjambment"- makes it sound as if he's getting carried away by his anger.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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