Robert Browning: Poems

Significance(importance) of the word 'last' in the poem "My Last Duchess".

Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess"

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In this context, the word last signifies that the woman in the portrait was the last wife, as he begins shopping for a new one. Think of a car dealership......... "My last car was an Audi; I'm looking for soething a bit more..."


My Last Duchess