Porphyria’s Lover Explication 1) Rainy and stormy outside 2) Speaker waits for lover 3) Porphyria enters, shuts cold out 4) Starts fire 5) Her actions gracefully – all her items damp 6) Sits by the speaker 7) Force him to hold her; head on bare shoulder 8) His head in yellow hair 9) She says she loves him; he can’t believe her; she’s too weak for him 10) she cares for material goods, money, appearance – she can’t give herself to him 11) He thinks of her beauty: he loves her 12) He concludes: 13) She is infatuated: making him happy/worried 15) He knows what to do: He strangles her with her hair 16) Assures listener
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2009 for the course ENG 88404 taught by Professor Keithley during the Spring '09 term at ASU.