Comparing Three Poems First Love, My Last Duchess and Remember

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Comparing Three Poems First Love, My Last Duchess and Remember

Introduction

I have been told to choose three poems that differ in their exploration of love. The poems what I will be writing about so I can compare them are: 'First Love', 'My last Duchess' and 'Remember'.

First Love is about a guy who apparently meets a beautiful woman but hasn't got enough confidence in himself to at least greet her.

My Last Duchess is about a man who killed his wife and examines the picture of her. During the poem he describes in a sly sort of way why he killer her.

Finally Remember is about a woman who wrote probably a death letter to her fiancée. The letter consists of what her fiancée should do such
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This is what gives a good effect on the reader because it shortens words down pretty easily and allows you to understand it much simpler. As if you would to read it just 'Her face bloomed' it would not give a good description of what her face does look like.

I think 'First Love' is a great poem because it is very truthful (trust me on this one) and it has a wide range of good vocabulary which gets me very much into the poem. It uses a great simile to again break down words and the metaphor explains to how much nervous this guy is. The sentence 'and blood burnt round my heart', line 16, shows us that the man is probably so nervous he is starting to get really hot. This also shows us how nervous he is and what we might feel for first love. So overall the poem is very interesting and enjoyable so I'd say it is fantastic.

My Last Duchess ===============

'My Last Duchess' is basically about an honest but self-centred man who killed his trustworthy wife because of her being too easily impressed. Generally she basically gives the same smile to other people like her fiancée. So he got someone to draw a picture of her so she would still look as if she were alive - 'that's my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive'. He explains basically

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