English 1022E Lecture Notes - My Last Duchess, Dramatic Monologue, Rachel Mcadams

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Trasyllabic or heroic couplets pairs of iambic pentameter) Trochee: falling rhythm (strong stress, weak stress) rachel mcadams. That"s my last duchess painted on the wall. Looking as if she were alive. i call that piece a sonder, now. together down, sir nay, we"ll go (all caps means that there"s a strong stress, lowercase weak stress) Published in 1842, just after queen victoria became queen. A time when women dressed in crinolines and concealed their body, very hierarchialized culture. men went to their clubs and smoked. 1815 congress of vienna set in place new european order. Time of great formality and a time when things are going to burst out because people can"t be repressed for very long. Writers were asked not to write about anything disturbing to families, social orders, nothing that would upset young women. Push them down and away out of the realm of poetry english lecture november 4, 2010.

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