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    Comparison of “Last Duchess,” and “Lover.” (An analysis of Robert Browning’s poems, “Last Duchess,” and “Porphyria's Lover.”) Robert Browning was a victorian poet, who had a complex way of explicating the different types of love. There are many similarities betwixt the two poems. Firstly, in both poems, the man kills the woman, obviously with different motivations, but the outcome was similar. Secondly, he clarifies that both poems surround the fact that the women are victims of the man’s unhappiness. Lastly, Browning exemplifies how within both dramatic monologues, the man is jealous about how his companion behaves. Also, there are two reasons why the two poems are different. First, the reader understands who the woman is within the poem, “Porphyria's Lover.” In succession, the speaker exemplifies the different motives for killing the woman. Robert Browning’s two poems, “Last Duchess,” and “Porphyria’s Lover,” share some ideas that were common, however they also differed. Within Robert Browning’s poems, there are an abundant examples of how they are similar. To begin, the poems surround a major fact that the husband and lover kill the women. In the poem, “Last Duchess,” the Duke was angry at his wife for being happy all of the time, so he killed her…

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    Regarded as a brilliant sinister dramatic monologue, 'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning, challenges the perception of it's readers, in this case, creating a persona that is driven mad by his growing obsession throughout the poem. The poem is about a character who has a a difficult relationship with the woman he loves because she is unable to love him fully. It carefully illustrates the struggle for control between the two lovers drawing the reader into their twisted relationship with…

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    Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning is a twisted plot, because at the end of the poem the speaker is the killer. Porphyria’s Lover is a dramatic monologue; the speaker is expressing emotion about his uninvited lover. It’s a dark stormy night and Porphyria enters in the speaker home. Porphyria shut the door to the speaker home and warms his home. Then she grabs the speaker attention by seducing him; she let her damp hair falls on her shoulder and she undress herself. She lets her body speak for…

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    remain glued to the page until the ending is revealed. Like other stories, “Porphyria’s Lover” focuses on a devastating love story with a horrid twist near the end. The tragic tale concludes with the maiden dying in the arms of her lover; however, the poem is vastly different than what one may assume. Robert Browning is unlike most authors throughout the Victorian era; he reveals a sinister vibe in his works. Because of the somber theme, the haunting imagery, and the dire symbols, one may…

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    mirror, is to be strangled by your own hair. Wait a minute that's not right but that's that's that's far from the same thing. With the two poems I am speaking of, Porphyria's Lover written by Robert Browning and Lady of Shalott written by Lord Tennyson, are the same in his many ways as they are different. This is like comparing two great works of art the Mona Lisa and the Starry Night both have beauty in their own ways. But you can't challenge either one about being more beautiful than the other…

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    In the poem Porphyria’s Lover, by Robert Browning, I believe that the central theme is obsession. Throughout the poem, the narrator has what I believe to be an unhealthy obsession with a woman named Porphyria. The lover’s twisted and warped idea of love ultimately leads to Porphyria’s, and possibly his own, death. For starters, I could detect right off the bat that the love that the lover held for Porphyria was unhealthy. You can see this without reading the poem and by simply reading the…

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    The narrators of “Porphyria’s Lover” and “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” are both mad, but the madness manifests itself differently. Both narrators act irrationally towards one person, and that person becomes an object of their wrath. However, the narrator’s madness in “Porphyria’s Lover” ends in violence, while the monk’s madness in “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” manifests itself in an irrational hatred of a fellow monk. While the depictions of madness differ in how they are displayed,…

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    “Porphyria’s Lover” & “Neutral Tones”: The Sinister Similarities of the Speakers The loss of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult experience that humans ever come up against. The poem “Porphyria’s Lover”, written by Robert Browning, adds a sense of irony to this. At the most superficial layer, the speakers in both “Porphyria’s Lover” and “Neutral Tones”, written by Thomas Hardy, both deal with loss. The tones in “Neutral Tones” seem to be indifferent, or Neutral. The speaker of…

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    monologues are My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover. On the surface these two texts may seem very much the same, on the contrary however, upon further study there are many clear differences. In Robert Browning's Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, there are similarities such as the male…

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    Similar But Different (Comparing and Contrasting Robert Browning’s Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess) Robert Browning was a wonderful and talented author during the Victorian era. He produced many popular and extraordinary pieces of work throughout his life. One form of literature he is known for today is his dramatic monologues. Two of Browning's famous dramatic monologues include Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess. Browning was not only able to catch the reader's interest with his…

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