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Who is the duke addressing his remarks about the duchess?

 

mason p #232427
Feb 24, 2012 10:26 AM

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Who is the duke addressing his remarks about the duchess?

From, My Last Duchess

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jill d #170087
Feb 24, 2012 10:31 AM

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There's no need to post your questions twice; someone will always be here to respond...... sometimes you just have to be a bit patient ;-)

The Duke is the speaker of the poem, and tells us he is entertaining an emissary who has come to negotiate the Duke’s marriage (he has recently been widowed) to the daughter of another powerful family. As he shows the visitor through his palace, he stops before a portrait of the late Duchess, apparently a young and lovely girl. The Duke begins reminiscing about the portrait sessions, then about the Duchess herself.

Source(s): http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/browning/section3.rhtml

 

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