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Porphyria's Lover

Porphyria's Lover


by Robert Browning

Analysis: Sex Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


Even though there's no graphic sex in this poem, we have to give it an "R" rating for the fetishism, the extra-marital affair, the murder, and the necrophilia. It's fair to say that those all add up to one thing: not appropriate for children.

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