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     Apostrophe: Being a dramatic monologue, the poet directly addresses a person not present, that is ‘you’, the reader.  Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘silence of the sleep-time’, and ‘fancies free’.  Anaphora: This can be seen with the repetition of ‘Never’ in the begging of the lines ‘Read more

    1.  Apostrophe: Being a dramatic monologue, the poet directly addresses a person not present, that is ‘you’, the reader.
    2.  Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘silence of the sleep-time’, and ‘fancies free’.
    3.  Anaphora: This can be seen with the repetition of ‘Never’ in the begging of the lines ‘Never doubted clouds would break,/Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,’.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is motivation. Instead of showering a person on deathbed with pity, one should ask them remain brave in the face of death and stay strong for what laid ahead.   Epilogue Summary

    The central idea of this poem is motivation. Instead of showering a person on deathbed with pity, one should ask them remain brave in the face of death and stay strong for what laid ahead.

     

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  1. This poem is divided into 4 stanzas consisting of 5 lines each. As mentioned before, it is a dramatic monologue and follows the rhyme scheme ‘abcdb’ in each stanza.   Epilogue Summary

    This poem is divided into 4 stanzas consisting of 5 lines each. As mentioned before, it is a dramatic monologue and follows the rhyme scheme ‘abcdb’ in each stanza.

     

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  1. The theme of this poem is the inevitability of death. The poem takes on a pragmatic approach towards death, asking people to accept the reality of it and not be filled with pity and grief. Optimism can be taken as a sub theme here as well wherein the poet asks his readers to wish him strength and spRead more

    The theme of this poem is the inevitability of death. The poem takes on a pragmatic approach towards death, asking people to accept the reality of it and not be filled with pity and grief. Optimism can be taken as a sub theme here as well wherein the poet asks his readers to wish him strength and speed in the afterlife like they would to a brave warrior.

     

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  1. There are twenty-nine rhymed couplets in the "My Last Duchess” rhyme system, although there are no recurring rhymes. The rhyming scheme is therefore aabbccddeeffgghhkkllmmnnooppqqrrssttuuvvwwxxyyzzaaaabbbb.   My Last Duchess Summary

    There are twenty-nine rhymed couplets in the “My Last Duchess” rhyme system, although there are no recurring rhymes. The rhyming scheme is therefore aabbccddeeffgghhkkllmmnnooppqqrrssttuuvvwwxxyyzzaaaabbbb.

     

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  1. Assonance: Assonance is the repeating of the same vowel sound inside a single line. The poem's line "Her wits to your, forsooth, and manufactured excuses" employs assonance. The sound /o/ is repeated in this line, whereas /o/ and /i/ are repeated in the phrase that follows, "Of mine for dowry will bRead more

    1. Assonance: Assonance is the repeating of the same vowel sound inside a single line. The poem’s line “Her wits to your, forsooth, and manufactured excuses” employs assonance. The sound /o/ is repeated in this line, whereas /o/ and /i/ are repeated in the phrase that follows, “Of mine for dowry will be banned.”
    2. Consonance: Consonance is the repeating of the same consonant sound inside a single line. Together down, sir. is where the poem’s /t/ sound is repeated. But take notice of Neptune. The repeat of the /n/ sound in the line “The Count your master’s known munificence” similarly uses consonance.
    3. Simile: The explicit comparison between two things using the words “like” or “as” is called a simile. In the poem, the simile is used in the following line: “That’s my last duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive.” In this line, the poet compares a dead person to her painting by using the word “as”.

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  1. Robert Browning's frightening poem "My Last Duchess" explores the significance of women in a duke's life. The speaker of the poem informs the reader in the opening lines that an emissary is present and attempting to persuade the Duke to enter into a new marriage. He also talks about how a picture ofRead more

    Robert Browning’s frightening poem “My Last Duchess” explores the significance of women in a duke’s life. The speaker of the poem informs the reader in the opening lines that an emissary is present and attempting to persuade the Duke to enter into a new marriage. He also talks about how a picture of his late wife served as inspiration for his subsequent marriage. He implies that she did something wrong and that he didn’t like how she was acting. Finally, the Duchess died and now the Duke is left to choose a new bride
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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch” 2. Onomatopoeia- Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describeRead more

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch”

    2. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe. Example- “slushy sand”

    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “grey sea”, “long black land”, “yellow half-moon large and low”, “fiery ringlets”, “warm sea-scented beach”, “blue spurt of a lighted match”

    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The poem consists of two sentences that span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep loRead more

    The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep love to us.

     

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