Happy Great Poetry Reading Day!

28 Apr

Today is going to be another “my favorite” day.  To make sure that everyone reads great poetry today, here is a link to my favorite poem, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning.

I generally dislike poetry.  I thought it was only because I didn’t know enough about it, but after taking a poetry class in undergrad, I can conclude that I still dislike it.  However, I love this poem.  The first time I read it, I thought it was a love poem.  Then once we discussed it in class, a lightbulb went off: he had her killed because he was jealous!  Treachery in verse is my favorite.

Kings killing their lovers, then immortalizing them in paint–let’s hope for a happier ending for the Royal Couple of the moment!

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