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Point of View in Porphyria's Lover - 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 give accurate information in the story....   [tags: Porphyria's Lover Essays]
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My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - The murder was a method to attain love in both monologues. 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' are famous dramatic monologues by Robert Browning who wrote forms of dramatic monologue in the Victorian era. Both the poems sketch the man’s obsession with a woman that concludes in her murder. His way of showing love is that it eventually turns into death or a murder. Together the monologues include the issues of jealousy, obsession, love, and hatred. Individually the speakers were exceptionally possessive, the murders were deliberate; the monologues had different setting, tone, and approach to make it sound more dramatic....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1647 words
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His Everlasting Moment of Intimacy - ... The persona, through synecdoche, addresses his dead lover as only a “head” and continues to objectify her by calling her “it”. The speaker’s objectification of his beloved shows how he only views Porphyria as an object that he owns—a mere possession. He also stresses about how Porphyria has “gained” him, when in actuality what he really means is that now he finally owns her forever. This clearly illustrates his outrageous and crazy way of thinking as he fulfills his never-ending moment with Porphyria by murdering her, and diminishes her later into a simple possession that he could do whatever he wishes to do with....   [tags: Porphyria's Lover, Catching Fire]
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Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning - Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning Violence towards a woman who was once desired and wor-shipped by men appears to be a recurring motif in Browning's po-ems. "Porphyria's lover" is one of the earliest dramatic mono-logues by Robert Browning in which he explores the mind of an insane male lover. Browning reveals the changing thoughts and feelings as well as the emotional disorder of his speaker. The reader often perceives a gap between what the speaker says and what he actually reveals. The poem depends upon the reader's abil-ity to make inferences as well as to analyze the speaker's attitude towards Porphyria since he does not give any background informa-tion....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - Sometimes poets can write the most absurd and questionable things. Even though that their writing is questionable at times, it is still worth the read. It makes you think about criminals in a new way, but sometimes, it can go to a more negative view. Robert Browning, a man who might not have had a teacher, self-taught himself in his father’s six thousand book library decided to become a poet. One of the many poems that he wrote, My Last Duchess, is about a man whose wife just died and he is looking into a new woman to marry....   [tags: insane character's in poetry]
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Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - Love is a topic that is known worldwide and is greatly debated each and every day. Although not everyone knows what love is, it’s is constantly incorporated in literature. All of the best poets and writers know how to utilize that concept and does it well. Jane Brody explains the importance of love when she writes: “When people fall in love and decide to marry, the expectation is nearly always that love and marriage and the happiness they bring will last; as the vows say, till death do us part.” One of the oddest forms of this writing is from Robert Browning’s texts My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover....   [tags: sick love theme, literary analysis]
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Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning - Everyone has a deviant side to them. Sigmund Freud explains there are three parts to the mind: the id, ego, and superego. The ego is the conscious, the superego is the conscience and the id is the deviance in people. By using Sigmund Freud’s method of psychology while reading “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning, you see how someone who cannot control their id acts. In this poem, Browning uses setting, symbolism and irony to portray that the id takes over the super ego. The settings in this poem reflect the two strongest emotions of the characters: passion, and violence....   [tags: poem, signmund freud, conscious, ego]
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Porphyria’s Lover : Browning’s Portrait of a Madman - Porphyria’s Lover : Browning’s Portrait of a Madman Robert Browning’s "Porphyria’s Lover" contains the methodical ramblings of a lunatic; it is a madman’s monologue that reveals the dark side of human nature. Power and passion coalesce to form the strangulation of the beautiful and innocent Porphyria, and at the same time strangle the reader’s ability to comprehend what is occurring and why it is occurring. The murder’s monologue depicts a heinous crime. The simple fact that the monologue is issued from the murderer himself creates a sense of distrust....   [tags: Porphyrias Lover Essays]
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Comparison of Porphyria's Lover and Let Me Not - Comparison of Porphyria's Lover and Let Me Not Porphyrias Lover and Let Me Not are my chosen poems. I chose these poems because I took an instant liking to Porphyrias Lover and thought that Let Me Not was an appropriate comparison with it. Porphyrias Lover is a poem about an obsessive possessive man, in love with a girl who cannot stay committed and has a fear of relationships, so he murders her to be forever with her. Let Me Not, in my opinion, is more personal and seems to have resulted from Shakespeare's own experience with love....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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Interpreting Poetry: Porphyria’s Lover - Poetry is a condensed form of literature that expresses vast meanings and feelings. This means that when analyzing poetry many aspects such as the literal meaning, poetic elements, and the metaphorical meaning should be considered. Although, not every reader is going to analyze a poem with the same ideology, a general understanding of poetic elements and the literal meaning presented throughout the poem should be similar. Professor Sutton, an English teacher at the University of Kansas, utilized his students to help interpret the works of Robert Browning....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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How Are Women Portrayed in Robert Browning’s ‘Porphyria Lover’? - ... Looking at it from both perspectives, it can be argued that the lover was playing the active role from the start. Nevertheless, Porphyria also sits beside him, calls his name, puts his arm around her waist and places the lover’s head on her shoulder, whereas, the lover sits passively without response or reaction, allowing her to rearrange him “…made my cheek lie there”. The passivity of the lover may be explained as the result of a clash between two different social classes – she came to meet him at his “cottage”, and cottages were the lower forms of households in those days....   [tags: patriarchal rule, literary analysis, women] 1167 words
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Robert Browning's Poems My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - ... He wanted more respect and believed that to be what he deserved, and when he felt it was not given he took her life from her. Porphyria’s Lover is a very similar text in these regards. The speaker was jealous of the fact that Porphyria had not spent all her time with him and that she had been out in society without him their with her. He felt he should be the one to dominate her time and he never wished to see her happy with another investment of her time. “But passion sometimes would prevail, nor could tonight’s gay feast restrain a sudden thought of one so pale for love of her, and all in vain: so, she was come through wind and rain.”(Porphyria’s Lover lines 26-30) He describes her wor...   [tags: women's equality, content analysis]
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Destructive Emotions in Poems, Mixed Emotions, Porphyria's Lover, and This Be the Verse - ... It also presents these destructive thoughts to be messy (think of a better word) within his mind, and it seems to be a spur of the moment attack. However the end stops used, slow the pace down. This contrasts to mixed emotions where there is enjambment. This shows a continuous, and fast paced line of destructive thoughts. Huage uses this enjambment to show the process of teenagers, and how their faced paced thoughts sometimes get the better of them. The flow of the lines straight into one another, make it hard for the reader to take a breath, showing the continuous feeling of depression for the teenage girl in this poem, and how her destructive emotions are consistent....   [tags: murder, enjambment, obsession]
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Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory - Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory “Porphyria’s Lover” and “The Laboratory” both deal with crimes of passion. Explore ways Browning explains ways of obsessive nature of his character and analysis the effects of literary techniques. “Porphyria’s Lover” is a poem about a crime and passion. Porphyria is a young, wealthy girl who seems to have abandoned her family’s tradition of choosing wealthy men as lovers. Her lover remains anonymous, this could be because he has murdered her and does not want his name releasing....   [tags: English Literature] 1499 words
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Comparison of ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ - ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are both poems by the Victorian poet Robert Browning. In this essay I will compare these two poems to find similarities and differences. Both of these poems can be used read from different points of view and they could also be used to show how society treated women in the Nineteenth Century: as assets, possessions. Both of these poems are what are known as a dramatic monologue as well as being written in the first person. The whole poem is only one stanza long, and each line in the stanza comprises of eight syllables....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 1236 words
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Porphyria’s Lover a Poem Written by Robert Browning - In the poem “Porphyria’s Lover”, the author Robert Browning uses the ideas of love and sin to create a contradiction and uses this contradiction to explore the relationship between morality and art. The poem is much more complex than a perverse, frightening account of a man with the inability to properly express his feelings for a woman. The title “Porphyria’s Lover” leads the audience to believe that the woman and the speaker have had a relationship for a good period of time. When the woman enters into the man’s presence, she enters the cabin with ease and starts a fire; something a person would not do unless they were comfortable with the person and the situation....   [tags: love and sin, contradiction, relationships]
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My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover - ... In My Last Duchess, the man is extremely territorial and becomes jealous when he sees that others can make his wife just as happy as he can. As stated in the poem, "She thanked men, -- good. but thanked/Somehow -- I know not how -- as if she ranked/My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name/With anybody's gift." (Browning). In Porphyria's Lover, the man is jealous that she has been going out to parties and how she has seen other men. This bothers him because it upsets his view that she is his and his alone....   [tags: love, hate, literary analysis, psychotiv]
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Analysis of Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning - ... After all the weather isn't aware of emotions. Key examples of this is written throughout the beginning of the poem. In line 2 the words “Sullen” and “Awake” are used to personify the weather. It’s not like the wind can really feel grumpy, nor could it have been asleep then decided to wake up. Further down in line 7 the narrator gives the thought that Porphyria has some kind of control over the storm -- she is able to somehow “shut it out” almost instantly. The narrator nevers tells use how she does it, just the effects of her power....   [tags: Murder, Relationship]
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Porphyria’s Lover: Love, Sex, and Sin - Porphyria’s Lover: Love, Sex, and Sin While it is easy to say that this poem is simply a frightening and perverse account of a man who cannot properly express his feelings for a woman, it is much more complex. Two major motifs in the poem, love and sin, create a sense of contradiction. Browning uses this contradiction to explore the relationship between art and morality. The title of the poem leads the reader to believe that the speaker and the woman have been in a relationship for some time. It evokes the image of a woman secretly visiting her lover....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Browning] 1417 words
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A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - "My Last Duchess" is a poem about an arrogant and extremely powerful Duke who is describing his deceased Duchess. From the word "last" in the title it is implied that the duke has had more than one duchess. In this poem, the Duke is extremely egotistic. He says, "I choose never to stoop." The duchess would look at everyone in the world as being equal no matter what class they are. The duke however cannot do this. He is too worried about his appearance. "Porphyria's Lover" is a poem in which a man describes an evening in which his lover, Porphyria, visits him and he unexpectedly murders her....   [tags: Robert Browning, Comparing, Compare] 1167 words
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Compare and Contrast Tennyson's Mariana with Browning's Porphyria's Lover - Compare and Contrast Tennyson's Mariana with Browning's Porphyria's Lover. What is the emotional state of each speaker and how effectively is this conveyed. Tennyson and Browning were contemporary Victorian poets. During his lifetime, Tennyson was made Poet Laureate. His poem 'Mariana' is very cyclical and minimal. The mood is depressive, which reflected Tennyson's family traits, as Tennyson himself was very susceptible to depression. However, Browning's 'Porphyria's Lover' is very linear as the action clearly moves from one stage to another and is not so repetitive....   [tags: English Literature] 2294 words
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The Similarities and Differences in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - The Similarities and Differences in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' are poems written by Robert Browning in the form of a dramatic monologue. They both contain themes of love, jealousy, contempt and obsession. In the beginning of 'My Last Duchess' the Duke is speaking about his wife's portrait to an envoy. In 'Porphyria's Lover' the Lover is speaking directly to the reader, conveying his thoughts, personifying the weather perhaps emphasizing his unhappiness ('the sullen wind soon awake') seeing as he had a 'heart fit to break'....   [tags: Robert Browning Dramatic Monologues Essays] 1140 words
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Compare the presentation of the Duke and Porphyria's lover in My Last - Compare the presentation of the Duke and Porphyria's lover in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's lover Browning has presented The Duke and Porphyria's lover as obsessive and controlling in the two poems. Telling the stories from the characters point of view makes it clear that they both feel threatened by their partners, and wish to regain the lead role they should have as the men in their relationships. Rather than confronting their significant others, they kill them because of their obsessive nature and lack of communication....   [tags: English Literature] 1423 words
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A Comparison Between My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - A Comparison Between My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover Works Cited Missing Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century and is still considered one of the major poets of the Victorian era. He was born in 1812 and married the privately educated poet, Elizabeth Browning, in 1846. They eloped to Florence, Italy, where his wife gave birth to their son, but after the death of Elizabeth, Robert moved back to London and it was here that he died in 1889....   [tags: Papers] 2917 words
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A study of Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert - A study of Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning. The first poem “Porphyria’s lover” is about class and control. A woman shows her control over her lover by seducing him to get attention, moving him to a position she likes and treating him like she is the boss of him and his possessions. The man eventually goes to extremes to get control and kills her. The second poem “My last Duchess” is also about control. The man is showing some important guests around his palace and stops to brag about his recent wife and how he ordered her death....   [tags: English Literature] 805 words
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A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812 in Camberwell. The majority of his education came from his father who worked as a bank clerk. In 1828 he enrolled at the university of London, but soon left as he found he was happier learning at his own pace. Robert tried to become a playwright as well as a poet but he was unsuccessful. In 1846 Robert Browning married Elizabeth Barrett who was also a poet. He settled down with her in Florence, but then moved to London when she died in 1861....   [tags: Papers] 476 words
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The Morning After of Porphyria's Lover - Original Writing - The Morning After of Porphyria's Lover - Original Writing I woke up to see Porphyria's dead body lie next to me on the floor. I couldn't clearly remember what happened the night before. The rain still poured down outside the small cottage in the woods. The fire burnt with just a flicker. A certain feeling of satisfaction flowed through my body. I grinned and raised myself up. I knelt down beside her. I lifted her sweet eyelid to reveal the pure whiteness of the eyeball. I took my hand away from her eyes and moved it down her face....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Gender Inequalities in Victorian England: Robert Browning’s Porphyria’s Lover - ... The emasculation and submissive role the narrator has been faced with ultimately leads to the climax of the poem. In an attempt to preserve Porphyria’s love and exercise power, Porphyria’s lover strangles her with a lock of her own yellow hair (Line 39-40). The obsessive speaker then proceeds to prop Porphyria’s ‘drooping’ neck against his shoulder (Line 39-41), a complete reversal of his previous compliance to her controlling actions. This is symbolic of recovering masculinity from prior submission and depicts the male agenda of the Victorian period....   [tags: dominate women, gender roles]
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Comparison of the Poets' Representation of the Lover in To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover - Comparison of the Poets' Representation of the Lover in To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover In "To His Coy Mistress", Andrew Marvell presents a declaration of love to the object of his desire, but at the same time he simultaneously develops a systematic argument of reasoning. As a metaphysical poem, Marvell uses his writing as a tool for sexism; beneath the surface the poem exists to be manipulated by a society domineered by testosterone for the fulfilment of male pleasure....   [tags: Papers] 2103 words
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True Heroes of Literature: Atticus Finch, Macduff, and the Speaker in 'Porphyria’s Lover' - Heroes are typically identified as firemen or police officers -- those who outwardly display courage and strength. While strength and courage are admirable, and even heroic traits, the distinguishing quality of a genuine hero is his/her selflessness. A hero is a person who does the right thing when no one is looking. In literature, there are the heros that are identified for obvious reasons and those that are overlooked because they do not fit a specific criteria. All good literature features a “backstage” hero, whose actions are not meant to reap personal gain....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Macbeth] 675 words
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Use of the Dramatic Monologue in Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess - In 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess', Browning uses several features of dramatic monologue in order to engage and sustain the interest of the audience. This style of monologue is spoken by a character, which is not the poet, and is usually projected at a critical moment, as in the case of 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover'. The speakers unintentionally reveal their insanity, in both poems, through their separate accounts. By making a comparison of the two poems, it becomes clear that Browning has used similar disturbing themes to illustrate what an individual is capable of doing....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess] 2365 words
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A Comparison of the Dramatic Monologues of Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning - A Comparison of the Dramatic Monologues of Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess by Robert Browning Robert Browning (1812-89) was, with Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of the two most celebrated of Victorian poets. His father was a bank clerk, and Browning educated himself by reading in the family library. He published many verse dramas and dramatic monologues (poems, like My Last Duchess, in which a single character speaks to the reader), notably the collections Men and Women (1855) and Dramatis Personae (1864)....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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Examining Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning And Not To Blame by Joni Mitchell - Examining Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning And Not To Blame by Joni Mitchell To begin with, these two pieces of poetry are about two different women who have suffered terrible violence from their male partners. This essay compares the two poems identifying their similarities and differences as they are both written from a different point of view. 'Porphyria's Lover' is written from a male's point of view, Robert Browning whereas 'Not To Blame' is written from a female's point of view, Joni Mitchell....   [tags: Papers] 1212 words
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Comparing the Use of Dramatic Monologue in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - Comparing the Use of Dramatic Monologue in My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover These two poems are both about love and a relationship; however they are not the type that ends happily ever after. They both represent a man's love for a woman and reveal faults they have in their relationships. As in all dramatic monologues the personality of the narrator is revealed through what he says, the words he uses and his point of view about events. For instance, in 'My Last Duchess' we see an example of a man with too much pride from his line 'I choose to never stoop'....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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Comparing My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning - Comparing My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning These poems by Robert Browning were written in the Victorian era. The Victorians from the outlook seemed to live on high standards and rules, but underneath they craved for scandal and gossip. Robert Browning gave this to them through his poems. They were filled with adultery, passion, sexual tension and murder. ===================================================================== 'Porphyria's Lover' starts off with pathetic falacy which reflects the narrators mood, he does this by using personification which also sets the scene....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Two Narrative Poems, Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess - In both of Robert Browning's poems, Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess, we can see that they are both narrative poems, they tell a story of something that is happening or has happened. We can also see however, that Browning's poem, Porphyria's Lover is much more narrative than My Last Duchess. Porphyria's Lover begins with a very unsympathetic atmosphere, with the "sullen wind soon to awake" , about tearing down the elm-tops "for spite" and doing it's best to "vex the lake" ,this does not present the happiest beginning to a poem....   [tags: Two Narrative Poems] 1442 words
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Comparing Males in Browning's Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess - Controlling Males in Browning's Porphyria's  Lover and My Last Duchess        The death of the female beloved is the only way deemed possible by the insecure, possessive male to seize her undivided attention. This beloved woman represents the "reflector and guarantor of male identity. Hence, the male anxiety about the   woman's independence for her liberty puts his masculine self-estimation at risk"   (Maxwell 29). The jealous and controlling males in Robert Browning's "Porphyria's  Lover" and "My Last Duchess" possess a fervent desire to fix and monopolize their unconstrained female beloveds....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Robert Browning Poems: My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover - Robert Browning is one of the most celebrated poets of the Victorian age. His two poems I am working from, "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover", are just samples of his eminent work. Browning wrote a range of monologues when living in Italy with his wife, Elizabeth Barret. Dramatic monologues are the basis of the essay. I will discuss whether (or not) each poem "creates a character who reveals himself in what he has to say". My Last Duchess is a monologue spoken by the Duke....   [tags: Robert Browning, My Last Duchess] 3771 words
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Comparing A&P by John Updike and Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning - Comparing A&P by John Updike and Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning 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....   [tags: Papers] 1174 words
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Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess and The Laboratory - Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess and The Laboratory In this essay I hope to prove that Robert Browning’s murder mystery poems are fulfilled with intrigue and excitement. I also hope to prove that in his poems he creates vivid characters and uses poetic techniques to expose a world of madness and wickedness. To show that the statements above are true I will be writing about the characters, the poetic features in each poem and the madness and wickedness in each poem. This essay will include three of Robert Browning’s poems; they are Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess and The Laboratory....   [tags: Robert Browning Poems Poetry Essays] 2589 words
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The Differences Between Porphyria’s Lover and Mariana - The Differences Between Porphyria’s Lover and Mariana Both of the poems have deep backgrounds to them, there are many different emotions to them, pain, anger and most of all love. Both use very similar language ‘he cometh not’ a part taken out of Mariana ‘she put my arm about her waist’ taken from Porphyria’s lover. You can tell that they are both set in the nineteenth century, the words that they both use are not modern English but correct English. As you read Mariana the built up is very strong, you get the disturbing feeling about a woman waiting for someone day in and day out....   [tags: Free Essays] 394 words
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Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess - The two poems that I am comparing are Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess, both early nineteenth century dramatic monologues by Robert Browning. Compare the three dramatic monologues you have studied on the way in which the characters reveal their true nature through what they say. The two poems that I am comparing are Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess, both early nineteenth century dramatic monologues by Robert Browning. A dramatic monologue is a poem in which only one person speaks, but the presence of another person is usually felt....   [tags: Robert Browning, Poem, Poetry, Prose] 1991 words
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Porphyria’S Lover And My Last Duchess - In 1842, Robert Browning published a book entitled Dramatic Lyrics, which was a famous work that contained a collection of dramatic monologues. Two of the poems found in this book were “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess”. In “Porphyria’s Lover”, Browning introduces a powerful insight into the demented mind of an extremely possessive man, while “My Last Duchess” tells a story about the Duke of Ferrara revealing to a guest the murder of his wife and the motives behind it. The two speakers share similar qualities, both being extremely possessive and completely unremorseful....   [tags: Robert Browning Dramatic Monologue] 1314 words
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Porphyria’s Lover - Porphyria’s Lover 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, poverty, violence, and sex became part of everyday life. The absence of family and community ties meant newfound personal independence; it also meant the loss of a social safety net....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 4336 words
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Comparing the two poems Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess - By comparing the two poems Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess, explore how Browning deals worth the theme of jealousy. Jealousy is a theme that occurs quite regularly in Browning’s poems. This was particularly noticed in both of the poems ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ where in both cases, the male protagonists were jealous of the extra attention that their lovers received from other admirers. When studying both poems, the reader can create in their mind a vivid picture of both the female characters....   [tags: English Literature] 1372 words
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