Tag Archive: Power

Sublime Stench: Burke, Montagu, and “The Lady’s Dressing Room”


In today’s stereotypical relationship, it is considered taboo for couples to pass gas, use the bathroom, or even vomit in front of each other. Jonathan Swift, sarcastic poet and political novelist, writes a… Continue reading

Exhibitions of Power in ‘My Last Duchess’


“That’s my last duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive” (Browning 1-2) The Duke of Ferrara is the singularly compelling character in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” not only… Continue reading

Imperialism and its Emphasis on a Mother/Child Relationship in “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point”


The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point- Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Text” Category Imperialism is present throughout the history of the uprising of the British Empire and the effects it has on the readership and… Continue reading

The Veil of Permanence Removed


The veil has often been one of my favorite symbols. In modern times, it’s most often used in traditional wedding ceremonies to symbolize the bride’s virginity, innocence, modesty, and the protection of her… Continue reading

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