Poetry Analysis Quiz -- My Last Duchess
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Who is Pandolf?
Who is the duke's audience?
(To whom is he speaking?)
someone who works for a count
a fellow painter
The Duke is clearly a collector of . . .
The situation involves a duke who is trying to negotiate a __________ .
price for a painting
contract involving land
What is the duke trying to convince his audience to do?
to hide a corpse
to recommend that the famous painter paint him next
to recommend him as the next king
to take the duchess to another country
to recommend him as a husband for the count's daughter
Throughout the poem, the speaker is basically answering . . .
why the duchess expresses joy in the painting
why he never lights candles in his house
why the duke never shows the painting to anyone
why the duchess stays in her room all day
why the painting is so imperfect
How would you best characterize the duke's attitude?
What has caused all the Duchess' smiles to ''stop together''?
he has had her executed
He had forced her to cover her face
he has had her face permanently scarred
He has stopped talking to her
She has died from a disease
Browning uses dashes in the poem to represent . . .
words taken out
What does the duke unknowingly reveal about himself?
that he has no money
that he has painted the picture himself
that he is a generous man
that he hates painting
that he is a murderer
The duke unwittingly reveals the Duchess to have been . . .
treacherous and evil
distant and aloof
kind and gentle
Browning uses ___ in his poem.
all of the above
Browning's poem is an example of what genre of poetry?
A major theme of this poem might be that . . .
Marriage requires a special commitment.
Arrogant pride can blind one to the truths unknowingly revealed about oneself to others.
People who smile too much deserve to die.
Vengeance can lead to one's self-destruction.
Duty requires self-sacrifice--and sometimes the sacrifice of the innocent.
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