1 What could be a thesis statement for "My Last Duchess?" 2 Works cited for the "My Last Duchess." 3 How could you outline "My Last Duchess?" 4 What is a critical analysis of "My Last Duchess?"
1. Your thesis statement would depend on your critical analysis: what do you consider the most important theme or point of the poem? Is it that the Duke was jealous of his wife for not liking him alone? Lines in the poem speak to this:
She hadA heart—how shall I say?— too soon made glad,Too easily impressed; she liked whate’erShe looked on, and her looks went everywhere.Sir, ’twas all one! My favour at her breast,The dropping of the daylight in the West,The bough of cherries some officious foolBroke in the orchard for her, the white mule
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