Comparing the Poems Kid, Havisham, The Laboratory and My Last Duchess

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Comparing the Poems Kid, Havisham, The Laboratory and My Last Duchess

The poems are all dramatic monologues about aspects of love and the feelings and emotions that evolve from that.

Kid is a comical monologue spoken in the voice of Robin, Batman's sidekick. Simon Armitage imagines what would have happened after the story of Batman and Robin's adventures. Robin is bitter towards Batman as he abandoned him, yet he has succeeded out of it and is therefore grateful to Batman. We this in the line, 'now I'm taller, harder, stronger older,' the opposite of what he was before.

Havisham is also a monologue about a woman, jilted by her scheming fiancé, she continues to wear her wedding dress and sit
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The Laboratory is a psychologically fascinating dramatic monologue, macabre in that psychotic way. It is about a person (probably a woman as it kisses the old man on the cheek and it carries a basket) who kills her rival in the presence of her lover. She asks an older scientist to create a poison. But soon develops the idea in her head of giving out poisons liberally throughout the court. Browning explores the jealousy and vengefulness of someone disappointed in love.

All the poems use enjambment but use it for different uses such as suspense, pity, reflection on the characters and anticipation.

Havisham and The Laboratory are about seeking revenge on someone, after feeling pain through love or lack of. Both poems are similar as there is an element of jealousy within the killers. The duke of Ferrara is jealous that his wife is more attentive to other men, and the woman in 'The Laboratory' is jealous of her lover's mistress. Both of the characters in the poems are driven to kill because of their jealousy, it is because of their partners they are led to commit a murder. The duke is angry that his wife does not value his nine-hundred-year-old family name, and then jealous woman is enraged that her husband is with another woman.

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