Porphyria's Lover Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Porphyria's yellow-blonde hair is one of the most memorable images in the poem, and the speaker refers to it frequently. Does the speaker have a hair fetish? Why does he choke her to death with her...
The speaker of "Porphyria's Lover" opens by describing the storm outside. Oddly, he describes the storm with adjectives that suggest that the weather is conscious of what it's doing. A Victorian cr...
There's not a lot of talking in this poem. Porphyria doesn't get any direct dialogue, and the entire poem is the speaker's (possibly internal) monologue. Eyes do most of the talking in "Porphyria's...
Cuddling by the Fire
Porphyria and her lover spend most of the poem cuddling by the fire. Of course, she's dead for half of it, and their positions get reversed, but still: there's not a lot of movement in this poem. L...
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