My Last Duchess and Porphyrias Lover by Robert Browning

my Last Duchess and Porphyrias Lover by Robert Browning

two poems in this section are both written by Christina Rossetti as is A Birthday, which featured in the Romantic Love section. How Do I Love Thee? My Last Duchess comes across as more shocking as he can quite easily move on, and views women as mere objects, which he can collect. The Duke describes how people are surprised by her seductive, passionate glance, and he gets very jealous when people admire the painting. Dramatic Monologue, in Cronin, Richard. The use of rhetorical questions involves the reader and I think they are very effective as the reader is made to think about the different ways you can love someone and our first love, which we all remember. She had a teasing and playful quality, which she used to make the Duke jealous of the men attracted to her beauty. Similarly Rossetti creates a sorrowful tone in Song and is poignant in its subject matter. "The Quest for Life: Consciousness, Immortality and Death in the Maya Creation Myth, The Popol points About a Crafting Business Vuh.

The speaker directs the reader's attention to the Duchess's passionate responses given not only to the Duke, but also to many other men who admire her beauty. The historical life of Alfonso II fits intricately with the events and happenings within the poem. In Porphyrias Lover Browning gives the reader a dramatic insight into the twisted mind of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever. Time has frozen for him and he can capture the moment forever suggested by the use of the expression: clay. Back to Volume, periodical: International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 64). The duke has curtains on the portrait of her The curtain I have drawn for you, but I he is the only person who can look at her when he pleases, he chooses who can look at her. It is a portrait of the Duke's late wife.