My Last Duchess: Browning's Poetic Monologue


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What style of poem is Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess'?

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1. In Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess,' to whom is the duke speaking in the poem?

2. In Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess,' how did the duchess offend the duke?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study materials will test your understanding of the poem, 'My Last Duchess.' You will be quizzed on the plot and analysis of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The style and form of the poem
  • Where the Duke keeps the painting of his wife
  • What the Duchess does to offend the Duke
  • Who the listener in the poem is

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can pull out the most important information from the lesson on Browning's, 'My Last Duchess'
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer questions about the Duke
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the poetic style used in 'My Last Duchess'

Additional Learning

To learn more about Browning's poem, review the lesson on analyzing 'My Last Duchess.' This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explore what the poem is about
  • Analyze the different plot points of 'My Last Duchess'
  • Examine who the Duke and Duchess appear to be based upon