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What is the central idea of the poem my last duchess?

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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 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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