Dramatic monologue Essays

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

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

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    Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” Robert Browning was one of the best poets in the nineteenth century. Browning wrote two poems, “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover,”which are two of his many poems in his published piece called Dramatic Lyrics. In both poems the men were possessive and psychopaths. The poems characterize the men as being mentally unstable. The ladies in the poems were strong minded women. Sad to say but the men were intimidated by the women. To end the way the men

  • Porphyria's Lover Essay

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    Power, control, Superiority, and love are what Robert Browning emphasizes on in the poem “Porphyria’s Lover”. In this dramatic monologue Browning Browning starts off this poem with the words; “rain”, “wind”, “vex”. He makes it obvious that the plot line is not going to be about rainbows and butterflies. (Lines1-4). Porphyria, the speaker’s lover, makes her way to visit this man in the stormy weather, “The rain set early in to-night” / “The sullen wind was soon awake” (Lines 1-2). It is evident

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jealousy And Symbolism In 'My Last Duchess' By Robert Browning

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    "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning is a poem being told by a Duke who did everything he could to have control in every aspect of his life including politically and socially. He also endeavored to run his marriage the same way as he commanded his territory. The Duke considered anything he came in contact with, be it is materialistic or a human being, as a chance to increase his authority. His thought process was that a wife should be controlled; servants must recognize and obey his power; and elaborate

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dramatic Monologue

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    "Yes, if I do say so myself, these Hors d'oeuvres are delicious." I jump a little at the sudden voice behind me. "Sorry if I scared you there." John says taking the seat next to me. "I-it's alright...." I respond trying to relax again. What's with all these scares right after one another? And as fate would have it, I hear the sound of pouring rain hitting the building, with powerful gusts of wind making the mansion sway and creak. I can feel my heart start to race at the sudden sound of roaring

  • Dramatic Monologue

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    Moise enthusiastically strolled down the smooth cement sidewalk. He safely guarded his books under his tightening grip. He gave out a sigh of relief when he frantically checked his watch for the time. It was his last day of class before he would graduate and earn his second master's degree. He always gave off an amiable, warmhearted look, but his face was much more than that. Everyone knew him as a serious and persistent person, especially when it came to his pursuing his dreams. Of course many would

  • The Bluebird Dramatic Monologue

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    One day as I walk upon a pebbled road, and come across crowded pass. I hear Noise so much noise people sound mad and upset, What are people talking about? I think quietly to myself. But then i hear someone say shh he's here and i think who, who is here. Until Just a few moments later people are staring me dead in the face with a frightened look in their faces saying theres thr hippo whos to fat to care, and i wonder what i have done, why are they mad at me. So as i slowly walk home trying not to