My Last Duchess – Robert Browning: Poem Analysis

Themes: Marriage/Love, Men seeing women as possessions, Jealousy, Madness, Power Type: Dramatic Monologue/ Rhyming Couplets Background Written by Robert Browning Inspiration for the poem was Alfonso II whose wife died of suspicious circumstances Lucrezia was a Medici “Didn’t have a nine-hundred-year-old name” Power Fictional speech by a Renaissance Duke who is conducting a marriage negotiation…

If – Rudyard Kipling: Poem Analysis

Themes            Inspirational/ Motivational/ Aspirations Type                 Dramatic Monologue Links               Mother in a Refugee Camp – Courage                         Do Not Go Gentle – Courage/exhortation (encourage to fight)                         My Last Duchess – Dramatic Monologue Background Written by Rudyard Kipling and was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature Work based on his knowledge of the Middle East The…