Literature Perspective In Porphyria's Lover By Robert Browning

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The perspective of a work of literature changes from the first time you set your eyes on it. My point of view of the poem Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning changed drastically from the beginning of this research project till now. As I looked into information over this poem and different aspects about it, I began to have more of an open mind towards it and understand the true meaning behind it. I learned that poetry has more to it that just the words that were printed on the page. It allowed me to read literature in a more mature manner and understand the text not just read it. At first, I did not enjoy the poem and I wish I had chosen another poem, but now I realize that this poem has a very significant meaning behind it and it was very …show more content…
When I first chose the poem, I had no idea it would be dealing with murder. I would have never expected to read a poem that described so much love, but also included the act of killing someone. As any naïve student would assume, I thought that the poem entitled Porphyria’s Lover was going to be about a man describing his unconditional love towards a woman he loved. To my surprise, he ended up killing the woman with her own hair. This astonished me when I first read this because I never imagined love to make a person commit a crime like this, especially towards the person they love dearly. Being a teenager, I’m accustomed to hearing the term ‘love’, but I had never imagined it in a violent way as Browning described it. It was interesting to read this poem because Browning’s standpoint about a fairytale love was clear throughout the poem and it wasn’t a common way to view …show more content…
Music has been a big part of my life since 6th grade year. It’s been about 6 years now that I have been involved in the band program, and it’s been a joy ride. Throughout these years, I have played numerous pieces of music that are composed by too many people to name. It had never occurred to me to realize the reason behind the composer’s choice to write a piece the way they do. Some pieces are slow and calm, while others are fast and loud. With the help of my band director, I have been able to gain knowledge about several composers and understand the hardships they have

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