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Robert Browning's Dramatic Monologue

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  • very very well prepared slides and well explain Robert Browning's Monologue......... good collection of images and good use of smart arts......
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  • Drashti your topic is very good dramatic monologue was important for Victorian poets and Browning wrote many monologue in English poetry, you gave appropriate examples of it, and you beautifully described all points..
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  1. 1. Paper: 6 PaperName: The Victorian Literature Preparedby: Drashti Mehta Roll No:8 PG Enrollment No:PG13101021 Seat No:11310009 Sem:2 Email id: Submitted to: Smt. S.B. Gardi, Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinghji Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar(Gujarat-India)
  2. 2. The Victorian age • The Victorian age follows Romantic age. • It begins from 1833 and ends in 1900. • This age is one of the most glorious epochs in the history of England.
  3. 3. Characteristics • It evoked feelings of : • warm appreciation and commendation in the hearts of many of its admirers. • Resentment and condemnation in others. • Great emphasis on order, decorum and decay. • It was Rich in literary output. • Influenced by Science.
  4. 4. Study of a poet:Robert Browning • Robert Browning is a prominent Victorian poet. • He was born at Camperwell. • As a child he was precocious and started writing poetry at the age of Twelve. • Shelly influenced his mind and Byron was his favorite poet.
  5. 5. Compton- Rickett Browning’s art as a poet and a dramatist From 1832- 1846 Experimented period From 1846- 1869 “The ring and the Book” From 1869- 1876 Rich in Casuistic and dialectic version From 1876 - 1889 Asolando
  6. 6. Styles of Poetry Relation: Lyirical Poetry The Dramatic Treatment of Nature Philosophy and Attitude to Human life Verse, diction and Imagery Reputation as a poet
  7. 7. Lyrical poetry • Paracelsus • Sordello • Pauline • Pippa Passes • Dramatic Lyrics
  8. 8. “The Dramatic” • The Ring and The Book • Porpheria’s Lover
  9. 9. Treatment of Nature • Soul • Meeting at night • By the Fire -side
  10. 10. Philosophy and Attitude to Human Life • Fra Lippo Lippi “Oh, oh, It makes me mad to see what men shall do And we in our Graves! This world’s no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good.{ii.311-14}”
  11. 11. Verse, Diction and Imagery • The Pied Piper • Master Hugues
  12. 12. Reputation as a poet
  13. 13. Poetry of art Religious and ethical Thought Love Poetry Types of Poetry
  14. 14. What is Dramatic Monologue? • Dramatic monologue refers to a type of poetry. • These poems are dramatic in the sense that they have a theatrical quality; that is, the poem is meant to be read to an audience. • To say that the poem is a monologue means that these are the words of one solitary speaker with no dialogue coming from any other characters.
  15. 15. Points to be kept in mind What is the situation? Who is the speaker talking to and why? What tactics is the speaker using to make his case? Does the speaker seem to change his mind during the poem? What do you think about this character and what he has to say?
  16. 16. Some Dramatic Monologues • My Last Duchess • Porpheria's Lover • Home Thoughts from Abroad My Last Duchess
  17. 17. Porpheyria's Lover • Most Disturbing of Browning’s Poems • Main character is clearly insane as he calmly explain how and why he killed the women who loved him.
  18. 18. Home Thoughts From Abroad • Sweet sentimental speech • From the point of view of a road-weary traveler who wants to be back home.
  19. 19. Duke of Ferrara • He begins the poem by • “That’s My Last Duchess Painted on the wall.” • About the Painting • He also references “How her looks went everywhere.”
  20. 20. Duke, The speaker • The 16th cen. Speaker tells the story • His wife gives attention to other men • This affection causes the speaker to kill her • Her actions seriously upset him.
  21. 21. Last Duchess • Kind, young woman • Duke executed her • “Joyous look” • This was the only sin • We can see her with the feministic view also
  22. 22. About the poem: My Last Duchess Form • Poem is written with a senseless live breaks. • Creates a feeling of disorder • Poem is not in its perfect form • Outpouring of emotion Tone • Very old tone throughout the poem • Speaker discusses about his past wife with detachment • Treats his search for a new wife like a contest
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