A Study Guide for Robert Browning s My Last Duchess

A Study Guide for Robert Browning s My Last Duchess

A Study Guide for Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410336873

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Robert Browning s Porphyria s Lover

A Study Guide for Robert Browning s  Porphyria s Lover

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355669

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
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A Study Guide for Robert Browning s Meeting at Night

A Study Guide for Robert Browning s  Meeting at Night

He was the firstborn child of Robert Browning and Sarah Anna Wiedemann
Browning, an accomplished pianist. ... titled Dramatic Lyrics, he published some
of his most famous early dramatic monologues, including “My Last Duchess” and
 ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410352415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni s My Mother Combs My Hair

A Study Guide for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni s  My Mother Combs My Hair

considerations when he married her is fading, as the wrinkles around her eyes
have increased since his departure. ... two of the following poems about marriage
: Divakaruni's "My Mother Combs My Hair," Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess,
" ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410353474

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "My Mother Combs My Hair," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for William Blake s The Fly

A Study Guide for William Blake s  The Fly

In modern times, lyrics are the words to a song, and the lyric poem has a musical
quality. It is defined as a ... The form was used famously by Robert Browning in
poems such as "My Last Duchess" and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb." It is not an
 ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410346148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for William Blake's "The Fly," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Importance of the Concept of a Self image of Speakers within Dramatic Monologues

The Importance of the Concept of a Self image of Speakers within Dramatic Monologues

The intention of this essay is to find answers for these questions within the dramatic monologues studied during the seminar. In the course of this I make use of Robert Brownings "My Last Duchess" and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses".

Author: Ronny Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656034018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Erfurt, course: Victorian Poetry, language: English, abstract: Identity, imagination, thought, emotions and behavior all have an association with the term self-image. Every person possesses a self-image, but how important is this self-image for that person? What are the significant points to work with if we are speaking about self-image? How are self-images influenced by other people, and what can individuals do to influence their own self-images in such a way as to realize personal wishes. The intention of this essay is to find answers for these questions within the dramatic monologues studied during the seminar. In the course of this I make use of Robert Brownings "My Last Duchess" and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses".
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Poems by Robert Browning such as “My Last Duchess” are the usual examples
of the form. ... More interesting studies take a broader approach, relating generic
practices associated with the form to historical and cultural developments.

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135314170

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
Categories: Reference

A Reader s Guide to Robert Browning

A Reader s Guide to Robert Browning

25 - 27 . Nathanson , Leonard , “ Browning ' s ' My Last Duchess , ' ” Explicator ,
Vol . XIX ( 1961 ) , Item 68 . Pipes , B . N . , Jr . , “ The Portrait of ' My Last Duchess
, ' ” Victorian Studies , III ( 1960 ) , 381 - 86 . Rea , John D . , “ ' My Last Duchess ...

Author: Norton B. Crowell

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039114413

Category: Books and reading

Page: 268

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The Poetry of Robert Browning

The Poetry of Robert Browning

A peep through my window, if folk prefer; But, please you, no foot over threshold of mine!” In this guide, Jonathan Keates looks at the roots of Browning’s poetry, at at why he is so influential and at how, despite his determination to ...

Author: Jonathon Keates

Publisher: Connell Publishing

ISBN: 1907776117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Many of Robert Browning’s poems are concerned with different aspects of human identity. In the great dramatic monologues, such as Fra Lippo Lippi, Andrea del Sarto and My Last Duchess, the question of exactly who is speaking obviously concerns us, but to what extent do the speaker’s language and attitudes mirror those of the poet himself ? In the various poems on the theme of love and sexual relationships which Browning included in his published collections, we inevitably want to know which of these spring directly from his personal experience. Browning, however, never felt a duty to reveal himself to the reader within his poetry. Though he admired several of the Romantic writers among the poetic generation immediately preceding his own, especially Shelley and Wordsworth, he was unwilling to follow their example by relating his discourse to the concept of a dominant ego, an “I” whose personal drama of feeling and experience formed the substance of a sustained narrative. Several of his works deliberately criticise the tendency, made fashionable by the Romantics, to see a poem as offering clues to its writer’s identity and, by association, his private life. In 1874 Browning a poem, House, arguing that the reader has no right to share an author’s privacy: “For a ticket, apply to the Publisher.” No: thanking the public, I must decline. A peep through my window, if folk prefer; But, please you, no foot over threshold of mine!” In this guide, Jonathan Keates looks at the roots of Browning’s poetry, at at why he is so influential and at how, despite his determination to keep his private and poetic identities separate, some of his work is so shocking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Elizabeth Barrett Browning s Aurora Leigh

Elizabeth Barrett Browning s  Aurora Leigh

Assigning the outline in Chapter 1 of this Guide enables students to understand
the trajectory of the poem and see where the assigned excerpts appear in its
overall design. ... In Week 7 discussion focuses on the way two nineteenth-
century authors (Robinson and Oliphant) describe their ... 4th edition EBB to
Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1 January 1844 (excerpt) Robert Browning, 'My Last
Duchess' (1842) ...

Author: Michele C Martinez

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654437

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's ambitious and challenging epic, 'Aurora Leigh' is illuminated for twenty-first century readers by Michele C. Martinez's Reading Guide. A clear commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frame
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American and British Poetry

American and British Poetry

Author: Harriet Semmes Alexander

Publisher:

ISBN: 0804008485

Category: American poetry

Page: 486

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Categories: American poetry

The Browning Critics

The Browning Critics

The twenty-one essays here have been arranged chronologically so that the reader can follow the development of Browning studies and the fluctuations of his poetic reputation.

Author: Boyd Litzinger

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813163628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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The poetry of Robert Browning has been the subject of extensive literary criticism since his death in 1889. Two well-known Browning scholars here present the best of Browning criticism, bringing together from many sources representative evaluations of the poet and his poetry. The twenty-one essays here have been arranged chronologically so that the reader can follow the development of Browning studies and the fluctuations of his poetic reputation. They express varied points of view and are typical of the critical methods used by the Browning scholars. Included are essays by George Santayana, John J. Chapman, G. K. Chesterton, Paul Elmer More, William C. DeVane, Hoxie N. Fairchild, and Richard D. Altick. In the introduction Mr. Litzinger and Mr. Knickerbocker review the broad spectrum of Browning criticism. The editors also provide a bibliographic guide to the rapidly growing body of Browning criticism, which supplements and brings up to date previous Browning bibliographies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wiley AP English Literature and Composition

Wiley AP English Literature and Composition

If you encounter other characters whose points of view differ from that of the
speaker, you get their points of view. ' The poet may reveal his or her own point of
view. In Robert Browning'sMy Last Duchess,” for instance, the speaker is a
Duke who had his wife, the Duchess, murdered because she ... When you read
Browning's poem “My Last Duchess” (see the discussion in the preceding section
), you can bring your ... 6 Answering MultipleChoice Poetry Questions | I KEY
CONCEPTS.

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118490235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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Score your highest on exam day Relax. The fact that you're even considering taking the AP English Literature & Composition exam means you're smart, hard-working, and ambitious. All you need is to get up to speed on the exam's topics and themes and take a couple of practice tests to get comfortable with its question formats and time limits. That's where Wiley AP English Literature & Composition comes in. This user-friendly and completely reliable guide helps you get the most out of any AP English class and reviews all of the topics emphasized on the test. It also provides two full-length practice exams, complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. This powerful prep guide helps you practice and perfect all of the skills you need to get your best possible score. And, as a special bonus, you'll also get a handy primer to help you prepare for the test-taking experience. A detailed overview of the test Subject reviews covering all test topics Practice questions Sample free-response questions with advice for crafting critical essays Strategies and solid test-taking advice Two full-length practice tests with detailed explanations and walk-throughs Supplemented with handy lists of test-taking tips and more, Wiley AP English Literature & Composition helps you make exam day a very good day, indeed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literary Visions

Literary Visions

The text will provide background for what you will read in the study guide, explain
the key terms, and give you some information about the poems you will be
reading. Step 2: ... "My Last Duchess," Robert Browning, pages 734-735.* • "Song
," C.

Author: Elizabeth Penfield

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132210673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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Literary Visions is a video instructional series on literary analysis for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Noted critics, authors, scholars, and actors enliven this exploration of literature and literary analysis. Dramatizations, readings, and discussions build skills in critical thinking and writing. Illuminating excerpts of short fiction, poetry, plays, and essays -- both classic and contemporary -- highlight standard literary forms and devices including plot, myth, setting, and character. This course, containing 26 half-hour videocassettes, can be used as a complete college-level course; as supplementary material in courses in literature, composition, poetry, drama or those focusing on specific topics and genres within literature; as an offering for adult or continuing education students; as an important addition to library video collections; and as enrichment material for advanced high school curricula. Visit http: //www.learner.org/resources/series41.html for more information.OurLiterary Visions Study Guide, an accompanying study guide for the Literary Visions program, contains information about each lesson, objectives, goals, lesson assignments, a viewing guide, formal and informal writing exercises, self-tests, additional reading activities, and an overview of each video lesson.All the works covered in the videos and study guide are found in Roberts Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, 8th ed. This study guide is salable to students
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literature

Literature

Your first impression, derived from a careful reading, guides your early responses
. Rereading helps you evaluate the ... to cluster into meaningfulness. Robert
Browning, "My Last Duchess" In Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," we have ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0130199974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1405

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For introductory undergraduate courses in literature. Clear, student-friendly writing and an impeccable treatment of the technique of critical reading make this text a powerful and engaging learning tool. This compact text focuses on helping students read and understand literature from various critical theory perspectives. The inclusion of women and cross-cultural writers encourages students to approach literature from a variety of critically valuable viewpoints, reinforcing an underlying premise that there are many valid interpretations of literature. An emphasis on understanding the critical elements and how they work in conjunction leads students to apply what they have learned when developing a thorough, satisfying critical interpretation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Jury Of Her Peers

A Jury Of Her Peers

And ye, beloved ones, when ye know, What wild, erratic natures are, Pray that the
laws of heavenly force, Would hold and guide the Mother star. ... However, I, for
one, am much obliged to the lady, and esteem her beyond all comparison the first
of American ... house and moving the family back to the safety and isolation of the
Institution, where she tried to find solace in reading, but ... 28 Like the Duke in
Robert Browning'sMy Last Duchess,” Chev gave orders and all passion ceased.

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748111510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Robert Browning The Poems

Robert Browning  The Poems

The volume is an ideal introductory guide for those who are studying Browning's poems for the first time.

Author: John Blades

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137414755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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This stimulating study takes a fresh look at Browning's poetry and key themes. Part I uses carefully selected extracts for close textual analysis, while Part II examines Browning's life, contexts and a sample of criticism. The volume is an ideal introductory guide for those who are studying Browning's poems for the first time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Guide to British Poetry Explication Victorian contemporary

Guide to British Poetry Explication  Victorian contemporary

Author: Nancy Conrad Martinez

Publisher: G. K. Hall

ISBN: 0816189889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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The fourth and final volume in G.K. Halls British Poetry Explication series, Victorian-Contemporary offers listings of scholarly explications of works from a diverse group of poets: from Matthew Arnold to William Wordsworth, from W.H. Auden to W. B. Yeats. As with other volumes in this series, entries are arranged alphabetically by poet and poem title, and reflect a wide range of critical approaches.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography

The McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography

Such poems as “ My Last Duchess , " " Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister , " and "
The Bishop Orders His Tomb , " in ... He was buried in Westminster Abbey Further
Reading Robert Browning is listed in the Literature study guide ( II , H , 2 , a ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015241188

Category: Biography

Page: 607

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Categories: Biography