GCSE poem analysis: Porphyria's Lover by Robert ..

Two of the poems found in this book were “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess”.

Porphyria's Lover - Robert Browning - AQA Poetry - …

Porphyria's Lover begins with a very unsympathetic atmosphere, with the "sullen wind soon to awake" , about tearing down the elm-tops "for spite" and doing it's best to "vex the lake" ,this does not present the happiest beginning to a poem....

Both poems, "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" have similarities and differences.

"Porphyria's Lover" — Vastly Misunderstood Poetry

This style of monologue is spoken by a character, which is not the poet, and is usually projected at a critical moment, as in the case of 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover'.

Browning’s dramatic monologues are often narrated by very sinister characters, and the reader must piece together what the truth of the story is. My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover both fall into this category. Porphyria’s Lover was the first short dramatic monologue that Browning wrote, and was one of the first of his poems to feature a character with .