“My Last Duchess”
By: Robert Browning
Presentation: October 4, 2007
When you look at a piece of art what do you think?
Who is the speaker? Who is the audience?
What is the tone of the poem? Does it change, and if so where?
What is the rhyme pattern?
How is this poem by Browning a dramatic monologue? How does it relate to the content of the poem?
What language or imagery does Browning use?
What is the visitor’s reaction in the poem? How does that relate to the readers reaction?
What role does art play in the poem? How does the art relate to the relationship of the Duke and the Duchess?
How does Browning involve the reader?
What is implied at the end of the poem?