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Enjoy in Poems Robert Browning's poem "My Last Duchess" is based on a real story concerning the fifth Duke of Ferrera at the Renaissance period. He also married a 14-year-old called Lucrezia and then left her to get a two-year period. She died at age 17. In this poem, the Duke is now searching for another wife-to-be. Robert Browning is among the most important poets from the Victorian era. He writes romantic poems and he enjoys love in this poem as obsessive. The poem's rhyme scheme is really a, a, b, b. This really is really a dramatic monologue. This is the kind of poem where there is just one speaker. In this poem it's the duke. At the very beginning of this poem, we are already given the concept that the Duke is a proud guy especially with his art collections. "That's my last duchess painted on the wall", this quote tells us that he includes his final wife in his or her collection. The "my" highlights the duke possessing his very last duchess. By doing this, Robert Browning highlights the Duke needing power especially over his last wife. Her painting is behind the wall now and the Duke shows this to a very few chosen strangers, "because none puts the curtain I have drawn for you but that I". The painting was created by Fra Pandolf. The Duke is covetous by the fact that the Duchess can blush by receiving any compliments from just anyone. "Sir, 'twas not her husband's presence onlyinto the Duchess' cheek." In this quote, the Duke never treated his wife as an equal. But he believed himself higher than her and that he wouldn't lower himself to inform the duchess exactly what she did that annoyed him. He believes the duchess does not have any pride whatsoever because she treats everybody equally, "like she rated my gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name with anyone's talent". He desires the duchess to get h.. .