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    The poems “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” are dramatic monologues written by Robert Browning in 1842. Browning was a writer that knew little fame while he was alive, but has since become an important and influential author. The short stories were part of a collection of poems, Bells and Pomegranates No. III: Dramatic Lyrics, which were mostly ignored while Browning was alive due to previous failure earlier in his career. This collection, along with another Bells and Pomegranates No. VII: Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845), “are often considered to be among the poet 's best work, containing many of his most well-known poems.”() “My Last Duchess” and “Porphyria’s Lover” contain similar context in which the social status of each speaker,…

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    An In-Depth Look at My Last Duchess In the poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, the main character, the Count speaks about his deceased wife and a painting of her to a mysterious listener at his private party. The Duchess’s story revolves around the internal conflicts between her and the Count. The main threads include the jealousy and self-importance of the Count, as well as the compassion of the Duchess. He subtly insinuates to the party-goer that his wife’s early death was caused by…

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    The characters portrayed by Browning in his dramatic monologues are various and often rise from the world of the Italian Renaissance. From the artist Fra Lippo Lippi who has become a monk without his will, to Andrea del Sarto, a great painter who has subordinated his art to the demands of an exploitative wife, Browning manages to reveal the true value of art. The pictures of great artists blended with historical detail are embodied in his poems. Vasari’s Lives of the artistsis the source of the…

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    “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning is a poem written in the form of a dramatic monologue. In it, the speaker describes the portrait of his late wife to the servant of a prospective bride’s father. Throughout the description, the speaker’s sociopathy is made increasingly clear, with the heavily implication that he was the actual cause of the wife’s demise. Browning reveals the prideful, control-obsessed, and sociopathic character of the speaker through self-boasting, caesuras in the monologue,…

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    throughout the story, but mostly it is in an indirect way-- she changes her thoughts and feelings she shows to the world, and introduces her feelings as we move along the story. Here are a few quotes and song lyrics from Sia’s song, ”Unstoppable”, that represent her becoming more open-minded about her feelings, showing the world the true Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker. This book represents her change throughout the story as she becomes more open with her true feelings. Although Hazel sets off…

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    The Queensland Theatre Company’s famous Australian contemporary piece The Secret River was written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield. Adapted from the book, it can be viewed as a Gothic theatre piece through its use of conventions, setting and themes. The play follows the moral dilemma of the main character William Thornhill. Exemplifying the difficult adaption for both the European settlers and the aboriginal land owners. As both sides thought they were right, their actions…

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    Unit 7 Video Reflection

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    emotional and language skills. They have to consider what it is they are making and how they will structure or build it in order to get their desired outcome. This means that they will be using their cognitive skills to reach into their knowledge and execute their plan. While building in the block area they will also be using their fine motor skills in order to build in an upward and outward fashion. Some children may create a tall tower, some a wide area (driving roads, fence around a house,…

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    A lyric poem is a type of emotional songlike poetry, distinguished from a dramatic and narrative poem. Emily Bronte uses a lyric poem to express her great longing for freedom. Lyric poems require the author to be speaking in first person. Bronte clearly does this in her poem when she symbolically says; “could my hand unlock the chain” she is referring to releasing herself to freedom by suicide. She presents the bird and herself as one. Secondly, Bronte expresses her deep despair feeling when she…

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    The Importance of Sheila in ‘An Inspector Calls’ An Inspector Calls, written by J.B Priestley in 1945, is a morality play that denounces capitalism and argues that social justice can be achieved if everyone takes responsibility for his actions. The drama also illustrates the clear division between class, the role of women in 1912 and gender equality. - Make sure that these are still relevant. Sheila Birling, one of the major characters acts as a device used by Priestley to convey his message…

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    In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding describes the dramatic change of a group of young boys as they survive on an inhabited island in the middle of the ocean. At the beginning, a small basic society is developed where a leader, Ralph, is elected and rules were established to keep the young and old in line. The longer the children stayed alone, the more distant they became from the modern rules of everyday society. Main characters started to change from their old innocent child self…

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