Robert Browning Essays

  • Critical Appreciation Of If Thou Must Love Me

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    3) In the poem of If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, she states in the first two lines of the poem that she wants unconditional and pure love. Secondly, she wants a love that is not based on external qualities because those qualities will change over time with aging. Browning also believes that love should exist between the souls of the two individual is deeper and more profound than the love based off of appearance. Lastly, the poet also states that love for the sake of sympathy

  • Women's Inferiority In 'My Last Duchess'

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    Women’s inferiority Robert Browning is a Victorian poet and his poem “My Last Duchess” is a dramatic monologue published in 1842. He aspired to animate the breathless Victorian air, along the assembly of poetry, as a result which Victorian women had a agonized, sad, depressed life. Robert Browning applys a adjustment to agree the women statuts in Victorian Age. The feminine tone in Victorian poetry is usually adumbrated by male authors existence coming over in scene. This poem is also about established

  • The Duke Of Ferrara In 'My Last Duchess'

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    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 to boss around his wife. He wishes to have total control. In this famous poem, Browning reveals the psyche of a man, invincible and arrogant, who is speaking about his deceased wife in front of a silent audience. Unintentionally the duke exposes his own vices while pointing out the follies of his former spouse. The Duke reveals

  • My Last Duchess Thomas Hardy Analysis

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    that heartbreak attaches with the tenderness that love is suppose to bring? The romance, the affection, and the intimacy is something both Robert Browning and Thomas Hardy endured, however so is the heartbreak. From the first stanza to the last Browning and Hardy use similar images and metaphors to create two poems that are so alike yet so different. In Robert Browning’s poem, My Last Duchess, the speaker of the poem is the Duke and he tells the audience that he is speaking to an ambassador who has

  • My Last Duchess Analysis

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    ‘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 the significance of the Duke’s gift. Browning specifically mentioned the name of the

  • Juxtaposition In My Last Duchess

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    ‘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 the significance of the Duke’s gift. Browning specifically mentioned the name of the

  • Rhetorical Devices In My Last Duchess

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    a complex and powerful emotion.” Discuss the ways in which the poets have presented the different aspects of love in the poems you have studied. Loosely based in the paternalistic patriarchal society that was the Renaissance period, the poet Robert Browning 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 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

  • Robert Browning Porphyria's Lover Analysis

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    ROBERT BROWNING AS A LOVE POET English poet and playwright Robert Browning was a master of dramatic verse. He was widely recognized as a master of dramatic monologue and psychological portraiture. Browning was a prolific writer but is most well known for his long form blank poem The Ring and the Book, the story of a Roman murder trial in 12 books. He also wrote a series of lyrics, including The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Prophyria's Lover. The finest works of Browning endeavor to explain the mechanics

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns Analysis

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    The title of the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was actually taken from a poem called ‘Kabul’, written by Saib-e-Tabrizi, a Persian poet. He used the phrase to represent the beautifulness of Afghanistan and its cultural achievements. Thus, Hosseini uses the phrase as an evocative title and strong contrast to the title to raise up the public awareness about the struggles of Afghan women. Although Hosseini’s novel is a fictional account, it is based on the realities of life in

  • Rossetti Art Symbolism

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    “Fading Elizabeth Siddall, beautiful in her dying, signifies the virility and immortality of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s art” (Cherry & Pollock, 1984). This essay will think through the reasons to canonize Elisabeth Siddal in the paintings of Rossetti, drawing parallels between his life, central motives of Dante Alighieri’s “La Vita Nuova” and hidden symbolism of the drawing. Originally, to understand the relation between the poet and the painter, it is essential to make certain connection between

  • James Mcteigue's Film V For Vendetta

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    James McTeigue’s film, V for Vendetta is about a fascist government dubbed the Norsefire party taking power through fear and intimidation, the only person opposing them is an anarchist vigilante whose only moniker is V. The director uses the character V to illustrate the idea of revenge, whilst reinforcing the theme through the use of camera angles, sound, lighting and symbolism throughout the film. Throughout the film, McTeigue uses V to display the idea of revenge in his film. This is explained

  • Letter Found On A Corpse Maupassant Analysis

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    What do you think when you hear, ¨If you are not mine, you are no one´s¨? This story is about how love turned into death, and how a man is capable of anything for a woman to ¨love¨ him. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular nineteenth-century French writer. Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of modern short story. The majority of his stories are related to the people that died on the Franco-Russian war, and war itself. His short stories are based on how people lived at the

  • Definition Essay: What Is True Love?

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    Love is one of the most misconstrued concepts. Most people interpret love to suit their personal interest. But "true love" is selfless. True love is only applicable in a marriage relationship. Platonic and romantic relationships do not usually exhibit true love. Most of the time, these relationships are based on conditions. I love him because he is caring. I love her because she is pretty. There is always something about the other person that keeps the parties attracted to each other. But true love

  • Dom Casmorro: A Love Story

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    Dom Casmorro is a story written about discovery, love, jealousy and suspison. It was written in the 1890 's, depicting the 1850 's in Rio de Janero Brazil. The name Dom Casmorro was given to Marchado de Assis by a neighbor who was one night reading verses to Marchado as he began to fall asleep. Dom Casmorro is defined by the narrator as a aristicratic air, morose, tight-lipped man, withdrawn into himself. A love story and possible betrayal. Bentinho is the main character and the narrator of the

  • John Donne Sonnet Analysis

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    John Donne is the most original poets in English literature history ,he is best known for his metaphysical poetry that bring his experience into his verse. William Shakespeare is also one of most greatest play writes of Elizabethan dramatist because of his unique and intricate style of writing. Both Donne and Shakespeare wrote sonnets, which are fourteen-line lyric poems . In this assignment I will analyze ( Batter my hurt) Donne's sonnet and (Shall I compare thee to summer's day) Shakespeare's

  • Morality In The Odyssey

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    What is the definition of a good person? The view of a good person changes as time goes on. However, the Odyssey is still the foundation of human morality. The Odyssey, created by Homer, is an ancient telling of a man named Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War. The morals found in the Odyssey show readers the benefit of being able to view situations from multiple points of view. Also, the text shows the beneficial outcome of resisting from temptations that distract people from completing

  • John Donne As A Metaphysical Poet

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    John Donne is undoubtedly acknowledged as a giant metaphysical poet. In Donne’s metaphysical poetry we find unified sensibility. His poems range from deeply religious pieces to secular ones; they include lyrics, sonnets, elegies, satires and epigrams. This paper focuses on the exploration of the features of Donne’s metaphysical poetry. Donne is respect of the manifestation of metaphysical poetry was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and most outstanding among all poets such as Richard Crashaw, Henry

  • Asrar-Ul-Haq Maaaz Analysis

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    Asrar-ul-Haq Majaaz :A Journey of Love, Hope and Revolution Dr.Syed Ahmad Raza Abidi Assistant Professor Department of English G.S.S. Mahavidyalaya, Allahabad. In

  • Trifles Critical Analysis

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    The story of Trifles is about,a time when women played a small role in many situations, and was thought of as not having much importance. Women were thought of only being interested in little things of no importance as it goes with the meaning of Trifles. Throughout the story you come to see Mrs. Wright’s motive for killing her husband. Susan Glaspell makes it easy for readers to interpret as to why Mrs. Wright killed her husband with the help different aspects of literary elements, such as symbolism