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How does Browning use the human voice to create character? Look at at his choice of lanuage partically, in the thress poems you have studied. Say which you preffered and why?

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Coursework - poems How does Browning use the human voice to create character? Look at at his choice of lanuage partically, in the thress poems you have studied. Say which you preffered and why? All thress poems, 'Porphyria's Lover', 'My last Duchess' and 'The laboratory' are about murdering innocent people out of the desperateness of love and never wanting to lose that one perfect moment. In the poem, 'Porphyria's Lover', a blonde woman is the vistim but 'My Last Duchess' is about killing the Duchess probabaly through jealously as she treated everyone equally and the husband might have wanted more love and admiration shown towards him alone from his Wife. 'the Laboratory' chooses a woman to be the perpetrator, She is wvil. She is resourceful and terribly energetic as she knows how to get what she wants. 'Porphyria's Lover' mimics natural speech. It actually takes the form of stictly structured werse, rhyming ABABB. The intensity of the pattern suggests the madness concealed within the speakers reasoned self-presentation. Like most of Browning's other dramatic monologues, this one captures a moment after a main event or action. ...read more.


It also reminds us of speels and magic. Although the poison is produced here, the sinister acts will take place elsewhere; Browning describes the apothecary's lair as hellish, and therefore can be thought of as the 'engine room' for sin. ''Sinuous'' describes graceful, twisting movement, as of a dancer, and a vine. 'My Last Duchess' gently kills the lady whereas in the other two poems they are killed violently. Phrases such as ''I debated what to do..'' and ''string i would.. thress times around'' tell us that the speaker is unstable, has a obessive nature and highly dangerous in 'Porphyria's Lover'. All thress poems have a theme if jealousy running through them. This is probably is the reason for killing the ''opposistion''. 'My Last Duchess' is a less violent poem and the narrator describes his Wife using emotive words giving us a good impression of her, though he means the words as a critism, ''too soon made glad''. This dramatic monologue, 'My Last Duchess', is narrated by the Duke. He mensions that She's passed away in the first few sentances, ''Thats my last Duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive'', he prefers her as a piece of art because then She's completely under his control. ...read more.


'The Laboratory' poem describes a sistuation where the nattator is persumed to be a woman unlike the other two poems, because here she uses 'poison' a woman's weapon. She wants it to be visible that her rival has died and wants her lover to witness the painful death. This is a pre-planned murder as in 'My Last Duchess' it is only 'Porphyria's Lover' when there is a real crime of passion unplanned. Overall i preferred 'Porphyria's Lover', as he is contemplating with honey in his voice and is actually unknowingly admitting to the act of murder. This sanity is questioned when she arrives at the house and he is sitting in the dark. Browning uses this to get a sense of foreboding established and you start to wonder why no lights are on or why there is no fire built. The speaker schemes in obscurity at the thought of going through with his plan, while at the same time describing her every move. This keeps the reader intrested and wanting to find out his next moves. In all thress poems, Browning makes us 'hear' the narrator's voice, as if we're watching a play and this makes the poems come alive. ...read more.

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