Essays Tagged: "Porphyria"

The Point of View in "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning

'Porphyria's Lover' is an exhilarating love story given from a lunatic's point of view. It is the sto ... g 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 ... s the 'triumph' of one man over an unjust society. As is often the case in fiction, the speaker of 'Porphyria's Lover' does not give accurate information in the story.The speaker is a deranged man who ...

(5 pages) 105 0 3.7 Oct/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analyzing of "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, and opinions.

The poem "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, is a dramatic monologue that consists of only one stanza and ... ng, he listened whith some sort of compassion that was getting ready to soon rupture.When glided in Porphyria; straightShe shut the cold out and the storm,And kneeled and made the cheerless grateBlaze ... rm;Which done, she rose, and from her formThe next lines bring along a new character, a woman named Porphyria. The woman is described as gliding in, and this gives you a sense of her being very gracef ...

(9 pages) 86 1 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover".

In his poem, "Porphyria's Lover", Robert Browning illustrates the narrators need for power by suppressing Porphyri ... 's thoughts and making the decision of her eternal happiness for her. The narrator is threatened by Porphyria's apparently higher social status. Only after taking Porphyria's life is the narrator expe ... status. Only after taking Porphyria's life is the narrator experiencing the superiority he desires. Porphyria never utters a word within the poem; the reader only learns the view of the narrator. This ...

(4 pages) 96 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess.

Porphyria's Lover and My Last DuchessCompare the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' ... ts of the nineteenth century. In 1842, he published 'Dramatic Lyrics' which included the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess'. In 'Porphyria's Lover' Browning gives the reader a dramati ... d of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever. In this essay, 'Porphyria's Lover' will be compared to Robert Browning's other dramatic monologue, 'My Last Duchess' ...

(9 pages) 73 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Victorian Period Essay

e Sonnets from the Portuguese as well as Sonnet 43 which we covered in class. He wrote a poem named Porphyria's Lover.Another writer that we covered in class was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. He became the p ...

(4 pages) 76 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning

Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" are two poems that are dramatic monologues that depict a disturbing story. Even ... s not show emotion and does not grieve throughout the poem. It is never states that the duchess or Porphyria is missed by the men. Neither of the men expresses gratitude for the love the women give ... don't want love, but want the control and power.The duke in "My Last Duchess" and the lover in "Porphyria's Lover" express different attitudes in each poem, even though there is a common theme. F ...

(2 pages) 62 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Compare and contrast "My last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" By Robert Browning.

Title: - Compare and contrast "My last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" By Robert Browning.Robert Browning was born on May7, 1812, in Camberwell, England ... her behind a curtain. He does this so that her glance doesn't attract another man.The character in 'Porphyria's Lover' is revealed in a similar way to the way in which the Duke's character is revealed ... hess' as the narrator gives an insight of his feelings to the reader. The mood at the beginning of 'Porphyria's Lover' is bleak. Browning emphasises this by using the technique of 'pathetic fallacy', ...

(12 pages) 131 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Life of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

ives as if speaking or thinking aloud."Be sure I looked up her eyes--Happy and proud; at last I knewPorphyria worshipped me; surprise--Made my heart swell, and still it grew--While I debated what to d ... little throat around,And strangled her. No pain felt she;--I am quite sure she felt no pain."(From 'Porphyria's Lover' in Dramatic Lyrics, 1842)Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, south London, as ...

(7 pages) 73 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover"

In this essay, I would like to discuss one of Robert Browning's more unsettling poems, "Porphyria's Lover." The poem is a dramatic monologue of sorts, though different from Browning's most ... st to "My Last Duchess" in which the Duke regales a Count's envoy with tales of his former duchess, Porphyria's lover is not addressing any other living person. Of course, this makes the monologue of ... more dramatic. In keeping with the most important quality of dramatic monologues, the character of Porphyria's lover is adequately and disturbingly revealed through his words.The poem begins with an ...

(4 pages) 5007 91 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Porphyrias lover

stragic results instead of being joyful. People can become obsessed with the ones that theydesire. "Porphyria`s Lover" by Robert Browning is an example of the struggling love thattwo people have for o ... nd "...did its worst to vex the lake". The horrible weather also portrays theirrational mind set of Porphyrias lover. Porphyria seems to have a great importance to thespeaker yet his obsession becomes ...

(2 pages) 53 1 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

'Dramatic monologue between My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover?' - Was one mark off 100% on this one

with this statement in terms of the two Robert Browning poems you are studying: My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover?'In this essay I will attempt to compare and contrast Browning's My Last Duchess a ... reader usually perceives what the orator is not saying by reading between what he actually does say.Porphyria's Lover is a monologue spoken by the mysterious 'Lover'. It is about a possessive lover wh ...

(14 pages) 82 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Robert Browning's - Porphyria's Lover - Browning's dramatic monologue successfully captures the essence of a damaged and obsessive personality. Do you agree?

d struggling" creates a visual image and also sets the scene. It shows that the persona is watching Porphyria's every move which emphasises his obsession with her.Another technique that shows that the ... triumph and the emotional intensity to the responder. It shows that the persona can't believe that Porphyria is finally his. "No pain, No pain" is another example of repetition in this monologue. The ...

(2 pages) 44 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A comparison between phorphyria's lover and my last duches

Robert Browning's poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' were both written in the form of a dramatic monologue. Both ... ding to the content and form and usually repeated as a recurring pattern in the poem. By contrast, 'Porphyria's Lover' does not follow this pattern, but has a different rhyming scheme.On the surface, ... ng scheme.On the surface, the narrators in each poem show completely different characteristics. In 'Porphyria's Lover', the narrator shows powerful emotions towards Porphyria, which demonstrate his st ...

(5 pages) 71 2 3.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

"Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning: Techniques

The poem "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, is a dramatic monologue of a man who is so obsessed with Porp ... "Dripping", "struggling" - visual image and also sets the scene. Shows that the persona is watching Porphyria's every move which emphasises his obsession with her.The use of third person shows that th ... he is doing. "Mine, mine" - repetition that emphasises the emotional triumph and possessiveness for Porphyria, his Obsession. "As a shut bud holds a bee" - simile which shows how out of touch he is fr ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.2 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How Does Browning Reveal His Character Psyche in "Porphyria's lover" and "The Laboratory"?

"Porphyria's lover" (PL) and "The laboratory" (TL) are two dramatic monologues written by Robert Brow ... yes could not do such things. This shows how her hatred has deluded her. Also in PL, the lover sees Porphyria's 'smiling rosy little head'. The lovers delusion is apparent as his love and fear have cl ... revenge and completes her poison to gain her revenge. The lover in PL seeks to capture the love of Porphyria he achieves this through the action of strangling her, to hold the moment.Furthermore, sim ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Explanations Of Vampirism

different diseases that could be related, if not, explain vampires. Some of these diseases include porphyria and rabies; these two topics will be discussed in this paper as will a more detailed clari ... ied.Many people have tried to explain the occurrence of vampires, one explanation being the disease porphyria. It is a rare hereditary blood disease; a victim of porphyria cannot produce heme, which i ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning - Questions and answers concerning the key aspects of the poem

Question 1: Describe the personality of the lover. Support with evidence.As the poem "Porphyria's Lover" progresses, the lover establishes a distinctly repulsive character for himself. I ... er and the intention to kill. His power is emphasized through the contrast between his strength and Porphyria's "little", fragile throat. This suggests a comparison between the lover and a hungry, sel ... dows, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on its prey. He makes his capture in the moment when Porphyria worships him and he declares her to be "mine, mine" before he locks this perfect moment in ...

(7 pages) 21 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparison between the text, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell and the poem, Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning.

The short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and the poem "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning, both show the concept of relationships. The short story "The ... the other who is not very well known, but has a enormous amount of skill, while on the other hand, "Porphyria's Lover" shows the relationship between the narrator and a woman who loves him.The poem "P ... a's Lover" is set in a cottage somewhere in the countryside. The two main characters of the poem is Porphyria who is a young woman in love with the narrator. Porphyria's Lover, also the narrator is a ...

(10 pages) 30 1 4.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

How does Browning present the relationship between men and women in his two poems?

thirty three Browning wrote “Be sure I looked up at her eyes happy and proud; at least I knew Porphyria worshipped me;…” The word worshipped means to treat somebody or something as div ... r something. So in that line Browning shows us that the male is in control by writing the fact that Porphyria worships the man, as Porphyria gives herself to the man during her acts of seduction. ( ...

(5 pages) 5176 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Race, Gender and Wealth in Robert Browning's, My Last Duchess & Porphyria's Lover.

ic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Browning's, Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess are written in the form of dramatic monologue and both explore ... ies of themes and issues including power and wealth to represent the lower or working class in both Porphyrias lover and my last duchess. It is these fundamental aspects that I will use to decrypt the ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories