Dramatic monologue Essays

  • My Last Duchess Essay

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    Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry written in the form of speech of an individual character. Dramatic monologue can be used to implicate the audience in moral judgement, expressing the views of a character and offering the audience greater insight into that character 's feelings. Typically, in a dramatic monologue, the speaker exposes himself negatively to the silent listener and to the readers as revealed in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess.” The duke’s comments

  • Comparing Poems 'My Last Duchess And' Porphyria's Lover

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    prominence during the Victorian era for his dramatic monologues. ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ are some of Browning most popular works, as readers are drawn in by his exploration of the blurred lines between control, love and mental instability by using subtle techniques such as his choice in the form of poem and satire. Browning is able explore the controversial idea of control, in such a conservative age, by using the form of dramatic monologue which is “regarded as the most significant

  • My Last Duchess

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    to the painting reveals his feelings toward his wife as well as his own character. The opening lines of the poem, “That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive.” (Browning 695) enables the poem to becomes a very dramatic monologue. This macabre poem, is based on the true-life accounts of Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara, whose first wife died in 1561 of a suspected poisoning. Browning was rather purposeful in

  • Rhetorical Devices In My Last Duchess

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    adopts the persona of the Duke Ferrara, in ‘My Last Duchess’. Written in rhyming couplets and iambic pentameter, the enjambment helps create a sense of continuity and naturalism that help dilute the horrifying scenes that are described throughout the monologue. The bitter and somewhat wistful conversational tone allow the reader to familiarise ourselves with this conceited persona in addition to the drawn out and overcomplicated sentences with

  • William Wordsworth's Use Of Sublime In Poetry

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    William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron are the most famous romantic poets who used sublime in their works. Each poet used the sublime in a different way from the other, but for them all, the sublime reflects the effect of Nature on them and they depicted what they felt through their works. Starting with Wordsworth, he defined poetry as “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (263)

  • The Manipulative Characters Of The Duke Of Ferrara

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    The Duke of Ferrara is the main of this poem as he gives description of his last wife. He is telling this story to a messenger who came from another country. The Duke was planning to marry the princess of that country. The poem starts with the Duke pointing towards a painting of the Last Duchess made by Fra Pandolf. Although the speaker, the Duke of Ferrara, is speaking of this servant in a negative manner, he wishes his wife not to be bossy towards him. He wishes to have total control. He emphasizes

  • Feminist Relationship In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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    Kate Chopin is a feminist author who lived from 1850 to 1904, but she did not start her career until the death of her husband. Kate Chopin pieces of work focused on the females going against societal norms and taking charge of their own life. The Story of an Hour explores the thought process of a newly widowed wife as she begins to understand the full consequences of her husband's death, which means a new found freedom, but she has it taken away in the end. The Story of an Hour is a feminist response

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

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    Through the Duke’s abuse of power, love is presented in a negative way throughout ‘My Last Duchess’. Throughout the poem, Browning uses a heroic couplet in order to signify his grandiose nature; he views himself as a superior being who nobody can ever surpass. This is reinforced when the Duke juxtaposes the different gifts the Duchess received he specifically stated that ‘as if she ranked / My gift of a nine-hundred years-old name / With anybody’s gift.’ Juxtaposition is used in order to highlight

  • Juxtaposition In My Last Duchess

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    Through the Duke’s abuse of power, love is presented in a negative way throughout ‘My Last Duchess’. Throughout the poem, Browning uses a heroic couplet in order to signify his grandiose nature; he views himself as a superior being who nobody can ever surpass. This is reinforced when the Duke juxtaposes the different gifts the Duchess received he specifically stated that ‘as if she ranked / My gift of a nine-hundred years-old name / With anybody’s gift.’ Juxtaposition is used in order to highlight

  • Death In Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess'

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    How does the poet convey the theme of Death? In ‘My Last Duchess’, Browning portrays the theme of death from the high-status viewpoint of the duke, as if it was a deserved punishment for the duchess. As seen in the structure of the poem, the duke’s focus rapidly changes from reflecting on her death at the beginning, to quickly finding a new mistress to appease him, often within the same line. This conveys the idea that although the duke is accusing his wife of being ‘too easily impressed’, it is

  • Samuel Johnson Rhetorical Analysis

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    Mothers have pushed their children to achieve greatness since the beginning of time. Such an example can be seen in a mother’s request to Samuel Johnson for an archbishop’s patronage for her son and the response of Samuel Johnson. In this letter, Samuel Johnson uses various rhetorical strategies to explain and justify to the mother that there is no reason for him to endorse her son and talk to the archbishop about patronage. In the beginning, Johnson explains the mistake that the mother made. He

  • Compare And Contrast A Rose For Emily And The Tell Tale Heart

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    In this short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, the authors represent the sense of horror in their stories. They are very similar in expressing their terrifying point of view. However, there are also differences. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is told in the first person perspective which creates compulsory picture of a mad murdered, whereas the third person perspective of “A Rose for Emily” shows Miss Emily through the eyes of others, which changes

  • Comparing Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury

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    The Faulknerian Exposé In societies throughout time, the perception of virginity among women has remained somewhat unchanged. In many cultures women who engage in premarital sex are ridiculed and in some situations severely punished. Religions reflect society’s view on virginity and even include this view in their moral code. Whether virginity is a physical state is not arguable. However, the meaning assigned to virginity by society has been the subject of debate. The question “What meaning ,if

  • The Duke Of Ferrara In 'My Last Duchess'

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    In his monologue describing a painting of his former wife, the duke introduces us to his dark and sinister qualities. By giving us the Duke of Ferrara as an example, Robert Browning subtly condemns the nobility for their poor

  • Dramatic Monologue

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    It 's been days that I 've been feeling like I 'm not myself. Although I think I know the reason why I have a been feeling this way, the lack of stimulus, human interaction or the convenience of being able to light a room with a push of a button. I found myself looking for things that I end up not needing. Maybe it 's paranoia that if I cannot feel when I reach for it, it will be forever lost in the darkness. Looking out the window before it gets dark, I saw my neighbor sweeping the road

  • Examples Of Conflict In Tell Tale Heart

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    Unit 2 Essay People can learn a lot about people through conflict;books are no different. In many stories many authors have a conflict that builds up to more, to be more specific they have conflict that creates characters. For example, in the book Speak the main character Melinda faces many conflicts from being sexual assulted and living with that. In addition she almost gets sexual assulted again but this conflict made her into a stronger person. In “Tell Tale Heart” (written by Poe) the narrator

  • Essay Comparing My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover

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    Jose Vazquez Professor Dorsey English 2323 May 5, 2017 Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” & “Porphyria’s Lover” Browning lived in the Victorian age in which love was written from complexities in the mind. He became a master in the style of Dramatic Monologue producing his best works out of all his writings, “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover”. They both are extraordinary pieces of literature that project their words into a deeper meaning through their theme, perspective, and tone. The theme

  • The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Essay

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    “He (Junot Diaz) conjures with seemingly effortless aplomb the two worlds his characters inhabit: the Dominican Republican the ghost-haunted motherland that shapes their nightmares and their dreams; and America (a.k.a. New Jersey), the land of freedom and hope and not-so-shiny possibilities that they’ve fled to as part of the great Dominican diaspora ”says New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for fiction Junot Diaz wrote the The Brief Wondrous Life of

  • Quiet Kill Dramatic Monologue

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    Quiet Kill He said, “Let’s calm down. Let’s get the thousand pound gorilla in the room out of here. I mean, what are we talking about here? The fact is your boss doesn’t give a damn about you and wants me dead.” She said, “Do you really think that’s what he’s up to, wanting you gone, like six deep.” “Yes. I’m certain that’s what he wants.” She said, “I guess what you believe makes a whole lot of sense. My last conversation I had with him, he wanted me to get all the dirt on you I can. He never

  • Marxism In The Importance Of Being Earnest

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    How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? In his play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895, London St. James’ theater), Oscar Wilde portrays the attitudes and society of Victorian upper class through character interactions within the ‘Bunburyist’ adventures of Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing. The play’s comedic elements, in addition to the portrayal of power structures, are used as an effective medium to challenge the viewer to reflect upon Wilde’s criticism on institutions