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What are the best quotes to show poetic devices in "My Last Duchess" (e.g., alliteration, similes, etc.)?

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Robert Browning uses a number of interesting figurative and sound devices in "My Last Duchess." The sound devices include alliteration, assonance, and consonance; here are some examples of each:

Alliteration: "Perhaps Fra Pandolf," "such stuff," "cause enough for calling up," "she liked whate'er she looked on, and her looks went everywhere," "dropping of daylight," "skill in speech," "disgusts me; here you miss, or there exceed the mark," "some stooping," and "notice Neptune." 

Consonance: "Pandolf by design, for never read strangers like you that pictured countenance," "curtain I have drawn," "ask me if they durst," "hope to reproduce," "half-flush," "liked whate'er she looked on," "nine-hundred years-old name," "herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set her wits," "known munificence is ample warrant that no just pretense of mine," and "Innsbruck cast in bronze." 

Assonance: "Pandolf's hands," "never read," "not the first are you to turn," "mantle laps," and "forsooth, and made excu se--e'en then would be some...

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