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Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

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Porphyria’s Lover Analysis
“Porphyria’s Lover,” by Robert Browning is a poem about a relationship between himself and a girl named Porphyria. This relationship was full of love and affection, but dies slowly and peacefully over time due to the repercussions of their actions. The poem is a mix between romantic and gothic depending on where in the poem. The use of diction, structure, parallelism, irony, and symbolism is this poem give this poem the perfect mix between romantic and gothic with a romantic view having a gothic background. Diction and structure allow the author to subtly include things in their literature that the reader has to look for in order to find. The structure of this poem is very unified, with each line being roughly the same size as all the others. This could show the simplistic lifestyle he lived. He
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For an example in this story he uses the rain and weather in the first line so set up the gothic scene, or the cliché dark, stormy night. The next three lines he uses to describe the severity of the situation with the severity of the storm. Weather is the symbol he uses to describe the setting. Browning uses the death as a symbol of how their relationship died. He tells how great and full of passion and love their relationship was, and carries it on to how their relationship peacefully and painlessly dies. Peaceful does not always mean painless, but in this case when he says, “And all night long we have not stirred”, it shows how even after the death of their relationship, there was not any sort of hatred nor resentment. He also shows the lack of anger this caused him when he says “her cheek once more blushed bright beneath my burning kiss”. This quote also shows the love he had for her, the relationship, and the love he still has for her after their relationship is no longer
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