If we use the criteria established by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her poem Aurora Leigh as a basis for judgment, I think that we should consider husband Robert Browning's My Last Duchess to be an example of “good” poetry. The language in My Last Duchess is fairly straightforward and lacking any classical allusions. The events and ideas in the poem are things that could easily happen in real life (and may very well); there is no hint of the fantastic or mythological. There are no larger-than-life heroic escapades performed by long gone titanic figures. The duke's villainy is a very self-indulgent, commonplace kind, made, I think, scarier and more immediate by his angry self-righteousness and the matter-of-fact way he talks about what he has done. Events do not have to be set in ancient times; during the Brownings' lifetimes Europe was still full of titled nobility who negotiated their marriages very much like the negotiation indicated by the poems monologue.
9. Read the excerpt from Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." "She thanked men-good! But thanked/Somehow-I know not how-as if she ranked/My gift of a nine-hundred-year-old name/With anybody's gift..." Which of these best describes
English help? Read these lines from Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess.” “A heart – how shall I say? – too soon made glad,/Too easily impressed; she liked whate’er/She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.” How
Many critics see Robert Browning as a "psychological poet," who is more modern than other Victorian writers.In what sense is "My Last Duchess" an exploration of abnormal psychology and human evil? How does Browning convincingly
can someone please give me good links where i can find poetry to read. i am writing a poem called 'shadows of the past' . and i need to read some good pieces of poetry to get ideas, and ispiration. i don't know what my poem's