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    Porphyria’s Lover Analysis “Porphyria’s Lover,” by Robert Browning is a poem about a relationship between himself and a girl named Porphyria. This relationship was full of love and affection, but dies slowly and peacefully over time due to the repercussions of their actions. The poem is a mix between romantic and gothic depending on where in the poem. The use of diction, structure, parallelism, irony, and symbolism is this poem give this poem the perfect mix between romantic and gothic with a romantic

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    Poems depicting love and loss are extremely popular in the Victorian era, Robert Browning is a well renowned poet that has similarly written poetry featuring love and death. Browning’s poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover has multiple ways they can be individually interpreted. One may focus on the love or attraction presented in each text, or the focus could be the deceit and death within the poem. Both of the poems have rudimentary similarities; male narrators, a beautiful woman who passes

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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

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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

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    My Last Duchess

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    Robert Browning 's poem "My Last Duchess" portrays a Duke 's emotional state toward his late wife. The Duke expresses his feelings to her realistic painting on the wall. In doing so, this allows enough of her essence and charisma to invoke an emotional response within the speaker. Likewise, the Duke 's response 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

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    Robert Browning was a popular English poet, whom gained 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

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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

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    My Last Duchess Essay

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    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 and criticism about his late wife portray him as an envious and crude man. The duke self-righteously speaks about past events, explaining of his disappointment it would have been for him to talk openly

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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    Macbeth Blood Analysis

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    Why does one shed blood, what motivates the theft of life? In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the Macbeth’s thirst for power causes them to commit unspeakable atrocities, each atrocity committed deteriorates their sole until they are “in blood Stepped in so far that, should [They] wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er”(3.four.125). Shakespeare uses the blood image to display inhumane acts that one would not expect from the originally innocent, thus revealing the true emotion

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    Long Distance Poem

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    ‘Heidi’ and ‘Long Distance’ are two disparate poems in terms of tone and elucidation, ‘Heidi’ is a blithe narrative about the coming of age of a young women who battles for what she believes in despite losing a parent, and ‘Long Distance’ faces the issue of never moving forwards. From the poem ‘Heidi’, we can also see Heidi’s determination in achieving what she wants, as she is inexorable ‘tell them it won’t wash out-not even if I wanted to try’, this shows Heidi’s headstrong determination, creating

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    If one truly loves another, separation from that person should be a completely irrelevant occurrence. This seemingly insensible concept is the central idea of John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” as the persona addresses what seems to be his lover prior to his departure. As the persona comforts his lover, Donne’s message emerges as he argues that separation between lovers should not be any cause for anguish, for any truly substantial bond cannot be shattered nor weakened by any physical

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    Mia Pollini Comparative Literature 30 Sappho’s Ode to Aphrodite: An Analysis Ancient Greek poetess Sappho’s “Ode to Aphrodite” and both her and its existence are cannot be overstated; consider that during Sappho’s era, women weren’t allowed to be writers… and yet Plato still deemed Sappho the “10th muse”. Sappho’s writing is also the first time, in occidental culture, that we get to know about emotions felt by a woman – and in this case, for another woman. Sappho’s use of the ode structure, coupled

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    The oil painting “Temptation of Saint Hilarion” by Octave Tassaert was painted in 1857. When examining this art for the first time, the viewer is thrown into a world of color and emotion. As our eyes grow accustomed to the image, we start to understand the message behind the madness. In the next few paragraphs, we will analyze Tassaert work by looking in depth at the form, technique of the subject matter and the historical elements behind them. To begin, the art piece, “Temptation of Saint Hilarion”

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    Abdelrahman Both poets, D.H. Lawrence and Alice Walker, have presented their thoughts on memories and feelings in “Piano” and “Poem At Thirty Nine” by the incorporation of themes such as nostalgia, grief of losing someone they love, and the relationship between a child and his or her parents. Both poets have used language, poetic, techniques that developed these themes in both of their poems. Firstly, D. H. Lawrence had used many poetic techniques like juxtapositioning, personification, enjambments

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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

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    Alex Galt Professor Whalen British Literature 4 March 2018 The Dramatic Irony in the Twelfth Night Dramatic Irony is a critical component of writing. The best possible utilization of dramatic irony allows an audience to have a facilitated comprehension of characters, by allowing the audience to know things that the characters in the writing don't have the foggiest idea. At the point when utilized appropriately, this learning is utilized to create feelings of humour and tension for the audience. Dramatic

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