My Last Duchess': Language, Form and Structure

In this lesson, we will examine some of the ways Browning uses language and form to present the Duke. We will be focusing specifically on how Browning presents ideas about control.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which sentence is an example of 'egotistic' behaviour?

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Q2.Which sentence explains why the Duke is egotistic?

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Q3.True or false: A dramatic monologue is a type of poetry, in which a single speaker narrates the entire text to a silent listener, without any interruption.

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Q4.What ideas were central to many of Browning’s dramatic monologues?

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Q5.Complete the quotation: "This grew; I gave __________; Then all smiles stopped together."

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which sentence is an example of 'egotistic' behaviour?

1/5

Q2.Which sentence explains why the Duke is egotistic?

2/5

Q3.True or false: A dramatic monologue is a type of poetry, in which a single speaker narrates the entire text to a silent listener, without any interruption.

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Q4.What ideas were central to many of Browning’s dramatic monologues?

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Q5.Complete the quotation: "This grew; I gave __________; Then all smiles stopped together."

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'My Last Duchess' - Language, Form, and Structure Quiz

A Review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary and terminology in the language, form and structure lesson for 'My Last Duchess'.

Q1.The meaning of 'objectification' is: the act of treating a person like an animal. This is a negative act as it makes the victim feel like they are not human.

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Q2.Irrational behaviour can lead people to behave foolishly. How has the Duke behaved foolishly?

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Q3.What are three of the central themes of the poem?

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Q4.Browning highlights how women are controlled and objectified in society. Why does he do this?

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Q5.What rhyme scheme does Browning use in 'My Last Duchess'?

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'My Last Duchess' - Language, Form, and Structure Quiz

A Review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary and terminology in the language, form and structure lesson for 'My Last Duchess'.

Q1.The meaning of 'objectification' is: the act of treating a person like an animal. This is a negative act as it makes the victim feel like they are not human.

1/5

Q2.Irrational behaviour can lead people to behave foolishly. How has the Duke behaved foolishly?

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Q3.What are three of the central themes of the poem?

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Q4.Browning highlights how women are controlled and objectified in society. Why does he do this?

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Q5.What rhyme scheme does Browning use in 'My Last Duchess'?

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