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Title: "My Last Duchess" Analysis

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Subject: English
Author: Sara B
Date: April 10, 2016
Level: University
Grade: B
Length: 1 / 286
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As is typical of Browning's poems, "My Last Duchess" is written as a dramatic monologue: one speaker relates the entire poem as if to another person present with him. This format suits this poem particularly well because the speaker, taken to be the Duke of Ferrara, comes across as being very controlling, especially in conversation...

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This format suits this poem particularly well because the speaker, taken to be the Duke of Ferrara, comes across as being very controlling, especially in conversation. For example, he seems jealous that he was not able to monopolize his former duchess' smiles for himself. He also seems to direct the actions of the person he is addressing with comments such as "Will't please you rise?" (line 47) and "Nay, we'll go / Together down, sir" (lines 53-54)...

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