Robert browning's poem my last duchess is a splendid poem achieve within the format of the dramatic monologue, a poetic form in which there is only one speaker because there is only one speaker, we the reader must wonder carefully what the duke is telling us, and we often have to read. In this essay, i would like to discuss one of robert browning's better known poems, my last duchess while some readers may be put off by browning's language which now seems archaic, his poem is every bit as relevant today as when he wrote it almost two hundred years ago. My last duchess is a poem by robert browning, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue it first appeared in 1842 in browning's dramatic lyrics.
My last duchess by robert browning analysis 3172 words - 13 pages my last duchess by robert browning is a poem that takes place during the renaissance, in which the reader can conclude that the speaker punishes his last wife for asserting her natural sexuality, due to the fact of the duke. Robert browning's inspiration for my last duchess came from the duke and duchess ferarra the duchess died under very suspicious circumstances she was married at fourteen and dead by seventeen browning uses these suspicious circumstances as inspiration for a poem which dives. My last duchess is a dramatic monologue, a poem with a character who presents an account centering on a particular topic setting and background the setting of my last duchess, a highly acclaimed 1842 poem by robert browning, is the palace of the duke of ferrara on a day in.
5 robert browning 1818 - 1889 victorian age (1840 - 1890) poet and playwright master of the dramatic monologue 8 that's my last duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive i call that piece a wonder, now : frà pandolf's hands worked busily a day, and there she stands. Robert browning was born on may 7, 1812, in camberwell, england his mother was an accomplished pianist and a devout evangelical christian that's my last duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive i call that piece a wonder, now: frà pandolf's hands worked busily a day, and there. I will be analyzing the monologue/poem my last duchess by robert lowry the purpose of this monologue is to convey to the reader the dukes sense of arrogance, spite and possessiveness towards his estranged wife, which is referred to in the title as his last duchess. A summary of my last duchess in robert browning's robert browning's poetry learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section my last duchess comprises rhyming pentameter lines the lines do not employ end-stops rather, they use enjambment—gthat is, sentences and other.
My last duchess is a masterpiece by robert browning the poem opens with the duke unveiling the portrait of his duchess who apparently has left for although the statement sounds very weird in our modern times, the situation was entirely different during browning's times , but all credit goes to him. My last duchess, published in 1842, is arguably browning's most famous dramatic monologue, with good reason it engages the reader on a number of the last thing to point out in the duke's language is his use of euphemism the way he explains that he had the duchess killed - i gave commands. Self-aggrandizing duke murders or exiles insufficiently appreciative wife that's the plot the quotation comes from this analysis which is as good as any. Robert browning wrote the two poems, my last duchess and porphyria's lover both poems convey an thoughtful, examination profound commentary about the concept of love it is clear that the poetic persona in robert browning's my last duchess is the duke who is narrating the poem. Robert browning published my last duchess in 1842 in a book of poems titled dramatic lyrics as the title suggests, in these poems browning experiments with form, combining some aspects of stage plays and some aspects of romantic verse to create a new type of poetry for his own victorian age.
Robert browning's my last duchess is an example wherein the duke, speaking to a non-responding representative of the family of a prospective new duchess, reveals not only the reasons for his disapproval of the behavior of his former duchess, but aspects of his own personality as well. Robert browning was a british poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost victorian discover new books on goodreads see if your friends have read any of robert browning's books. The lines of my last duchess do not employ end-stops instead they use enjambment what does this mean it held a particular fascination for browning and his contemporaries, for it represented the flowering of the aesthetic and the human alongside, or in some cases in the place of, the religious. Robert browning's poem 'my last duchess' is a dramatic monologue in which a character distinctly different from that of the poet speaks of his dead wife a perfect example is his dramatic monologue, my last duchess, which is dark and a daring portrait of a domineering man though written in 1842. My last duchess - that's my last robert browning was born on may 7, 1812, in camberwell, much of browning's education came from his possibly the most famous dramatic monologue in the english language, my last duchess features a character based roughly on a real duke, alfonso ii.
My last duchess is a poem by robert browning, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue it first appeared in 1842 in browning's dramatic lyrics the poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter ferrara. That's my last duchess painted on the wall of joy into the duchess' cheek perhaps although the early part of robert browning's creative life was spent in comparative obscurity. [this text of my last duchess is derived from poems in english 1530-1940, ed david daiches new york: ronald, 1950 462-463 transcription for no 268 checked against the following: robert browning the poems, volume one ed john pettigrew and thomas j collins. That's my last duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive written in 1842 by robert browning, 'my last duchess' is the dramatic monologue of the duke of ferrara who is negotiating his second marriage through an agent of the count of tyrol on the grand staircase of the ducal palace at.
Analysis of robert browning's my last duchess melvin j rogers l26599934 liberty university robert browning's poem my last duchess is based on an incident in the life of the italian duke alfonso ii d'este of the duchy of ferrara (enotescom, 2014) the use of the dramatic monologue is. My last duchess is unique as it plays out without a cache of poetic devices save for riming couplets, the piece relies mostly on a browning's dramatic monologue remains an instructive example of the fact that a poem can be successful and can become a classic even without a cache of poetic devices.