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  • Evident Through Browning's Porphyria's Lover
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    Unrequited Love in 'Porphyria's Lover' In Robert Browning's dramatic monologue 'Porphyria's Lover,' he introduces the persona, a twisted and abnormally possessive lover whose dealings are influenced by the perceived deliberation of others actions. As the monologue begins, a terrible, almost intentional storm sets upon the persona, who awaits his love, Porphyria. His lover 'glide [s] in' (l 6) from a 'gay feast' (l 27) and attempts to calm her angry love. This leads to a disastrous end, either fo...
  • Porphyria's Lover And My Last Duchess
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    (WOODS 1) Carlos Woods Basic Study of Literature Dr. Nielsen Research Paper The Lover and the Duke The creation of a character within literature is one of the most difficult challenges to a writer, and development to a level at which the reader identifies with them can take a long time. However, through the masterful use of poetic devices and language Browning is able to create two living and breathing characters in sixty or less lines. When one examines these works one has to that they are quit...
  • Porphyria's Lover
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    The Point of View in "Porphyria's Lover"Porphyria's Lover" is an exhilarating love story given from a lunatic's point of view. It is the story of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that he decides to keep her for himself. The only way he feels he can keep her, though, is by killing her. Robert Browning's poem depicts the separation of social classes and describes the "triumph" of one man over an unjust society. As is often the case in fiction, the speaker of "Porphyria's Lover" does not giv...
  • Speaker And The Lifeless Porphyria
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    However, the speaker is aware of her passionate attempt to conceal her pride and vanity. Her beauty, pride, and conceit prevent Porphyria from completely loving the speaker. The unnamed speaker realizes that Porphyria cannot make a true commitment to a serious relationship of love. He is overcome by his passion and desire to be her only lover. As the couple embraces one another, the speaker is unable to restrain overwhelming desire to make Porphyria his only lover. He has terrible thoughts about...
  • Speakers Need For Porphyria In His Life
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    Porphyrias Lover is one of many poems by Robert Browning. In this poem a woman named Porphyria is killed by her lover. This mans obsession with Porphyria led him to murder. Through vocabulary, imagery and situation Browning shows the reader the mind of an obsessed man. Imagery in a poem helps the reader visualize the surroundings and helps the reader infer the main events in a poem. The opening lines in the poem show a dark dismal night. The rain set early in tonight, /The sullen wind was soon a...
  • Porphyria Lover
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    Robert Browning paints a grim picture, for his reader in the poem, Porphyria's Lover. Porphyria's lover is a killer, who ultimately destroys the love of Porphyria. His actions are murderous, and his conscience is free of sinful guilt. This poem is about two lovers. Porphyria comes to her lover through a storm and enters his chambers with a loving heart and open arms. However, the meeting between the two people does not end in harmony, but in murder. The first six lines of Porphyria's Lover illus...
  • Porphyria's Lover
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    THE STORM WITHIN AND THE STORM WITH OUT Porphyria's Lover - Literary Analysis The finest woks of Browning endeavor to explain the mechanics of human psychology. The motions of love, hate, passion, instinct, violence, desire, poverty, violence, and sex and sensuousness are raised from the dead in his poetry with a striking virility and some are even introduced with a remarkable brilliance. Thanks to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, so many people living in such close quarters, po...
  • Duke And Porphyria's Lover
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    Both these poems were written in the mid-1800's, by Robert Browning, and are examples of his earlier works. He was one of the pioneers of the dramatic monologue form, which is used in both the poems. Browning described the dramatic monologue form as "Action in character, rather than character in action". He means that the personality and thoughts of the character are revealed in the poem, and it is not centered on their actions. The form allows the poet to hide behind a fictitious first person s...
  • Selfish And Possessive Like Porphyria's Lover
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    Compare the different ways in which the idea of love has been treated and presented in any 2 poems you have studied. A popular medium to use in the 16th-19th century was love poetry. People used poetry to express their feelings and emotions to other people. For example: In the 16th and 17th centuries, sonnets a common form of romantic poetry, were written in that time to express their feeling of love towards their partner or lover. However love has many different emotions, positive and negative....
  • Mr Damore
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    Judge Watson scanned his courtroom with an eagle-like glare. The room was packed, Watson could smell the eager reporters outside. Damore versus State of Alabama was the biggest case his Honor had heard in years, God he needed a drink. Judge Watson blinked a long, tired blink, and swallowed hard in a vain attempt to soothe his bone dry throat. The old man called out in a loud voice, ? prosecution!? Billy Parker stood deliberately and strutted to his podium. The DA unbuttoned his two thousand doll...
  • Porphyria's Lover Possessive And Angry Side
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    The A&P vs. Porphyria's Lover Essay, Research The A&P vs. Porphyria's Lover In John Updike's short story, "The A&P', he writes of an eighteen-year-old cashier who is infatuated with three girls that enter the store and in Robert Browning's poem, Porphyria's Lover, He writes of a man's intense passion for his lover. Even thought these two works are different in context, they have very striking similarities. Updike's narrating main character, Sammy, is plagued by middle class monotonous life style...

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