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  • Comparing My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

    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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  • My Last Duchess Dramatic Monologue

    “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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  • Analysis Of Browning's Dramatic Monologuess

    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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  • Alliteration In My Last Duchess

    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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  • And You As Well Must Die Beloved Dust Analysis

    Many people fear death at the back of their mind, unconsciously dwelling over the surreal fact that they would have to come face to face with it some day, yet most do not bring themselves to explore it completely until it lurks in the corner or appears on their doorstep. The sonnet “And You as Well Must Die, Beloved Dust” and the dramatic monologue “Identification”, explores the concept of death and how each writer comes to grips with it. Both poems express reactions to the inevitable nature of…

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  • The Importance Of Sheila In An Inspector Calls

    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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  • Unit 7 Video Reflection

    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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  • The Secret River Play Analysis

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Bronte And Dunbar

    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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  • Odes By Pindar

    Quitilian writes on Pindar ‘of the nine lyric poets Pindar is by far the greatest… his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language… and his rolling flood of eloquence’ . Pindar was usually paid by a family member of a victor at the Olympic games to write a song in honour of the champion’s achievements. These victory odes came with a sense of occasion and grandiosity due to the level of accomplishment that was being written about. In…

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