My Last Duchess By Robert Browning

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My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Robert Browning was born May 7, 1812 in Camberwell, London. His father was a senior clerk in the Bank of England. His mother was a pianist. His love for writing dramatic monologues came from his father who gave him the love Browning had for art and literature. Browning attended the University of London for half a year before returning home to read in his father 's library. His first work, Pauline: A Fragment of a Confession, was first issued in 1833. It was his second work that brought about his talents in the literature world. Paracelsus was the second work that Browning published; however, he felt as though it was failure, even though he had received many reviews and important friendships. Browning later had a disastrous work, Sordello, which caused him to decide to move onto dramatic monologue. This began the beginning of his more mature poetry that included many different poems that received a large amount of positive reviews. “Browning described himself as “One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,/ Never doubted clouds would break” (“Robert Browning” np). Unfortunately, Browning passed away on Decemeber 12, 1889 in Venice, Italy. However, after his death, Browning continued to be acknowledged for his works. The Browning Society in London was created in 1969, which allowed individuals to remember Browning 's contributions to the literature world. My Last Duchess was published in 1842 and it is known as one of
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