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In the Victorian age Robert Browning had a talent for creating poems. He writes a number of poems but two in particular 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' these are the two poems I will be comparing in my essay.

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Pre Twentieth Century Poster Essay In the Victorian age Robert Browning had a talent for creating poems. He writes a number of poems but two in particular 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' these are the two poems I will be comparing in my essay. In the two poems there is a lot of 'dramatic monologue' where the writer is showing his personal his personal feelings in the poem. It is also classified when a single person is talking and asking questions with no reply like in 'The Last Duchess' the Duke is talking to the servant about his past wife but all the servant is interested in is whether the Duke will marry the Count's daughter. ...read more.

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The Duke obviously got mad by this because he goes on to say 'I gave one command and then all smiles stopped together' which states he killed her. Porphyria's Lover is about an anonymous guy who is having an affair with Porphyria. Porphyria's anonymous lover is very annoyed that Porphyria does not declare her love for him and leave her partner for him, but as the stormy night grew Porphyria started to admit her love for him. Porphyria's lover said 'Happy and proud, at last I knew Porphyria worshipped me, at this moment she is mine no one can stop that now' Porphyria's lover is debating what to do to keep this moment special. ...read more.

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Women were the property of men and did not have a say in anything, their fathers decided who they marry so it's totally unfair for them. The Duke and Porphyria's lover were both exactly the same the slightest thing good or bad and they decide to kill them because that's what they think is right nut its not. When these two poems were written the people, mainly men were shocked with Robert Browning because it expressed the truth, which they didn't like. I'm sure Porphyria's lover would have shocked them more because he killed her to sabre a moment which is very pathetic. I don't really like any of the poems because they are severely harsh to women and I would like to think that women are better treated now than then. ...read more.

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