- Words: 709
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 1316189
An Analysis of Browning's "My Last Duchess"
Browning's "My Last Duchess" begins with an informal construction ("That's my last duchess") establishing the wistful, conversational tone with which Browning's Alfonso speaks of his late wife in the dramatic monologue style so frequently employed by the poet. This paper will analyze the poem from the standpoint of a formalist literary critic, evaluating Browning's "Duchess" according to language, structure, tone, imagery, plot,