love. The speakers description of a land of dreams having, neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain: is one were the relationship has nothing hidden and the roar of the waves on the beach reflect relaxation instead of confusion. And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst, How such a glance came there; so, not the first. Sir, twas not / Her hus bands pre sence on ly, called that spot. I repeat, The Count your masters known munificence Is ample warrant that no just pretense Of mine for dowry will be disallowed; Though his fair daughters self, as I avowed At starting, is my object. He is a murderer who had killed his innocent young wife out of jealousy. Being confused the couple does not know if they are fighting to keep the relationship going or fighting in order to end the relationship. Much the same smile? The major literary device used in this poem is irony. Fr Pandolf chanced to say, Her mantle laps.
Browning takes up a moment and makes the character speak of something that reveals so much behind what is being said. The curtain I have drawn for you, but I). Willt please you rise? We can see this when the duke boasts about his name, and complains the duchess did not pay regards to his great name: as if she ranked/My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name/ Whod stoop to blame/This sort of trifling? The use of ebb, flow, and misery makes the night and the relationship between the lovers appears dark and chaotic. The poet has used a unique approach: he exposes the dukes character through the dukes own dramatic revelation. The Duke may be a lover of art, but is "essentially a savage, however he may appear superficially" (Ralph Ranald: The Poetry of Robert Browning).
Undoubtedly the Duke sees himself in the image of Neptune and the last word "me" in the context indicates his tyranny of possession. But thanked somehowI know not howas if she ranked my gift of nine-hundred-years-old name with anybodys gift. Robert Browning and Matthew Arnold use the setting to expose their character traits. Browning's use of irony exposes the Duke to us: the Duke himself could not know the natural liveliness of the Duchess and remained a stranger to his own wife because of his obsession with himself. Robert Browning, the author. This is one of the most popular poems of Robert Browning. Structural Analysis The poem is written in a dramatic lyric, and it is presented like a short play. Would draw from her alike the approving speech, Or blush, at least.