Rhyme in My Last Duchess
Rhyme Examples in My Last Duchess:
Text of the Poem 1
"wall..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
Browning combines the literary device enjambment, sentences that run from one line of poetry to the next, with the formal conventions of rhymed couplets (AABB) and iambic pentameter. Notice how this creates an intentionally jarring style that adds to the disturbing impression made by the Duke in his monologue.