Porphyria's Lover Essay

Submitted By karlapaola1996
Words: 436
Pages: 2

Karla Delgado
When you read the poem you think that the speaker is more than insane but if you analyze each line you realize that there is some logic behind them. The first six lines describes the setting to let the audience know that it was a dark and stormy night. The next couple of lines lets us know that Porphyria had been in the cottage many times because she is comfortable being there which demonstrates that her and the speaker had some type of relationship. Lines 14,15, and 16 is when Prophyria sits next to the speaker and calls him. She gets no response this could mean that they weren’t in good terms and the speaker was already planning how he was going to kill her. In lines 19 and 20 talks about how he felt pleasure rubbing his cheek one her hair. Line 22 is when the reason for his doings being to be revealed. The speaker starts to let the reader know that Prophyria had some king of illness. She starts expressing her love towards the speaker and throwing hints that she wants to be involded with him but she is to weak to do so. The thought of taking her life began with the line that read “while I debated what to do.” At that moment he makes the chose of killing her while saying “ I found a thing to do, and all her hair in one long yellow string I wound three times her little throat around,” That’s when you realize that killing was not done with hate or anger. He convinced himself that it was the right thing to do and that she felt no pain He shows this by saying