My Last Duchess | Study Guide

Robert Browning

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Author

Robert Browning

Year Published

1842

Type

Short Story

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

"My Last Duchess" is told in first person by an unreliable narrator.

Tense

"My Last Duchess" is written in the present tense.

About the Title

"My Last Duchess" is ostensibly about the now-deceased duchess. However, as this is a dramatic monologue, the focus of the poem is the narrator—the duke, speaking to a marriage broker on behalf of a count who hopes his daughter will be the next duchess.

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