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Compare and contrast what the poems 'My Last Duchess' and 'The Laboratory' are saying about human relationships.

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Compare and contrast what the poems 'My Last Duchess' and 'The Laboratory' are saying about human relationships and how the poet makes the poems interesting. The laboratory is about a woman wanting to poison/ kill her rivals so she can be the kings mistress. My Last Duchess is about a man describing his last Duchess, and how the painter flirted with her, he describes her features that show the painter was flirting with her. Both 'The Laboratory' and 'My Last Duchess' are of anger and resentment, in 'The Laboratory' it is the discarded mistress who is jealous about other ...read more.

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But to light a pastille, and Elise, with her head, And her breast and her arms and her hands should drop dead!' and in ' My Last Duchess' it was 'Too easily impressed; she like whate'er. The writer in the poems are trying to say relationships break down for one reason or another, in these cases it's infidelity, one person casting off someone for others, and in 'The Laboratory' she is fascinated with the process of how the alchemist makes the poisons, she thinks the poisons are beautiful, but they are very deadly, she uses beautiful words to make the poisons seem beautiful e.g. ...read more.

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to poison her prithee' and onomatopoeia 'Grind, Mash, Pound' and in 'My Last Duchess' he uses similes 'look as if she were alive'. ' My Last Duchess' doesn't need any poetic devises its almost like a stream of thought, he asks a question and then answers it himself, it's almost as if he's giving a lecture. My reaction to both poems was interested, I found the poems interesting especially 'The Laboratory' it caught my eye be cause it was of jealousy and about people who wanted to get revenge, it has got rhythm, and was very exciting. Christopher 11ly Clasper ...read more.

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