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Robert Browning paints a grim picture for his reader in the poem Porphyrias Lover Porphyrias lover is a killer who ultimately destroys the love of Porphyria His actions are murderous and his conscience is free of sinful guilt This poem is about two lovers Porphyria comes to her lover through a storm and enters his chambers with a loving heart and open arms However the meeting between the two people does not end in harmony but in murder The first six lines of Porphyrias Lover illustrate the weather Porphyria battles to reach her lover The rain set early in to-night the sullen wind was soon awake It tore the elm-tops down for spite and did its worst to vex the lake I listened with heart fit to break When glided in Porphyria straight This is an ironic passage because it is normally the mans fight to go to a womans house or home Another example of dramatic irony is shown by Porphyrias actions She is the aggressor of the relationship Porphyria begins all the seductive action she leads herself to become submissive by her greedy and murderous lover she rose and from her form withdrew the dripping cloak and shaw and last she sat sown by my sideshe put my arm about her waist and made her yellow hair displaced These are examples of how Porphyria threw herself at her lover Porphyria spoke to her lover with languid motion rather than using words Only her actions are present in this poem as well as her body Porphyria is only an object in this poem and her lover is the main focus The poem Porphyrias Lover takes a twist at line thirty-two Happy and proud at last I knew Porphyria worshipped me Surprise make my heart swell and still it grew while I debated what to do This is the time when Porphyrias lover realized that he could not let Porphyria go away He
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