Students engage in an evidence-based discussion of Robert Browning’s choices in introducing and developing the Duke over the course of “My Last Duchess.” This discussion prepares students to craft a one-paragraph analysis of how the revelation at the end of the poem impacts the development of the Duke’s character over the course of the text. Google Doc format
Why is the bronze statue described in lines 54–56 important to the Duke?
2. Discussion and Evidence Gathering
In a collaborative discussion, add descriptions and evidence of the Duke’s character into your “My Last Duchess” Discussion Tool:
- Reread the poem to determine what the text says explicitly and what the text leaves uncertain about the Duke’s character.
3. End of Unit Written Assessment
Write a one-paragraph response to the following prompt:
- How does the revelation in lines 45–47 impact the development of the Duke’s character over the course of the poem?
Use the Text Analysis Rubric to guide written responses. Use this unit’s vocabulary wherever possible in written responses. Refer to your notes, tools, and annotated text from previous lessons.
4. Vocabulary Test