How could the summary of "My Last Duchess" be concluded in a few lines?

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I'm not sure if you are looking for a summary of the whole poem or just its conclusion, so I'm going to summarize the whole poem, and then you can pick from it whatever is useful to you: the whole or just a part.

A duke discusses a portrait of his former wife (who is now dead) with the servant of a man whose daughter he now wishes to marry and make his new duchess. The duke keeps the portrait behind a curtain so that no...

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