1.1 Written by Robert Browning and published in 1836
1.1.1 The poem is a dramatic Monolouge and the poem talks a unique look at the nature of love
and effect on people.
126.96.36.199 and also explores the dangers of obsessive love.
188.8.131.52.1 his skillful use of word choice and vivid imagery throughout the
monolouge encourages the reader to consider some of the darker
consequences of obsessive love.
2 Interpretation 1
2.1 He killed her to preserve the memory of a perfect love thst he cannot replicate
and therfore seals the moment forever by murdering her while she still loves
him to most.this is shown when its written''at last i knew Porphyria worshiped
me as this is the moment when he realises that his love cannot be stronger and
is the perfect moment.
3 The word Porphyria is derived from
the Greek word Porphyrus which
3.1 From the historical
background of this
word it suggests
that he was trying
to give her a noble
name as Purple
3.1.1 He looks up to her
184.108.40.206 She is also higher in society as she has to keep her relationship a secret
220.127.116.11.1 she is dominating him
- contrasting the
18.104.22.168.2 ''to night'' very secretive.
quiet show how
could be a secret
and the amount of
punctuation in the
poem supports this.
22.214.171.124.2.1.1 Also another - more perceptive
quote to support this would be
the fact that she owns a ''cloakand
shawl'' ''hat'' and ''gloves'' these
garments might imply that she is
of a higher status than the