Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Basically, I need a monologue that is in blank verse. I understand that blank verse is verse that has metre but doesn't rhyme, but I have trouble processing language so I can't always recognise metre that well. I'm pretty sure it's iambic pentametre, but can you please tell me if I'm right and if this is blank verse or not?

    Monologue in question:
    Ah, Gloster, teach me to forgetmyself!
    For whilst I think I am thy married wife,
    And thou a prince, protector of this land,
    Methinks I should not thus be led along,
    Mail’d up in shame, with papers on my back,
    And follow’d with a rabble that rejoice
    To see my tears and hear my deep-fet groans.
    The ruthless flint doth cut my tender feet,
    And when I start, the envious people laugh
    And bid me be advised how I tread.
    Ah, Humphrey, can I bear this shameful yoke?
    Throw’st thou that e’er I’ll look upon the world,
    Or count them happy that enjoy the sun?
    No; dark shall be my light and night my day;
    To think upon my pomp shall be my hell.
    Sometimes I’ll say, I am Duke Humphrey’s wife,
    And he a prince and ruler of the land;
    Yet so he rul’d and such a prince he was
    As he stood by whilst I, his forlorn duchess,
    Was made a wonder and a pointing-stock
    To every idle rascal follower.
    But be thou mild and blush not at my shame,
    Nor stir at nothing till the axe of death
    Hang over thee, as, sure, it shortly will;
    For Suffolk, he that can do all in all
    With her that hateth thee and hates us all,
    And York, and impious Beaufort, that false priest,
    Have all lim’d bushes to betray thy wings,
    And, fly though how thou canst, they’ll tangle thee;
    But fear not thou until they foot be snar’d,
    Nor never seek prevention of thy foes
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: October 27, 2015
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

OMAM

Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

Notes

Revision Hub

All our revision materials in one place

Love books

Common grammar and vocabulary problems

Get your questions asked and answered

Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.