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By : Robert Browning. Porphyria’s Lover . About The Author . . . . Robert Browning was born in Camberwell , a suburb of London. Young Robert spent much of his time in his father's private library of 6000 volumes in several languages. It was the chief source of his education

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    1. By : Robert Browning Porphyria’s Lover

    2. About The Author . . . Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, a suburb of London. Young Robert spent much of his time in his father's private library of 6000 volumes in several languages. It was the chief source of his education Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barretts poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until 1846 when they were married. The couple moved to Italy that same year and had a son, Pen, later in 1849. Robert did not become recognized as a poet, until after Elizabeth's death in 1861. After which, he was honored for the rest of his life as a literary figure. Robert is perhaps best-known for his dramatic monologue technique. In his monologues, he spoke in the voice of an imaginary or historical character. Robert had a fondness for people who lived during the Renaissance. Most of his monologues portray persons at dramatic moments in their lives.

    3. Connections With History . . • There were many different time periods in which many forms and different types of literary techniques were coming into play. The Victorian period was the period in which Robert Browning made a mark in history with his poems. The most well-known aspect of Victorian England was its 'prudish' attitudes on sex. Operating under the belief that women were not to be consumed with sexual lust, laws and social strictures forced men and women into separate superiorities.

    4. All In All . . . . • Porphyria’s Lover is a poem about a man and woman who love each other and help fulfill each others sexual desire. They lust after one another but Porphyria is ill and although she is struggling with her illness she still pleases her partner. Her partner can no longer stand to see her so ill and he knows that she practically worships him so he decides to put her out of her misery. As Porphyria begins to give herself to her lover stranglers her and rests her on his shoulder once he is done. There they sit all night for he is not ready to let fully let her go.

    5. Poem Analysis

    6. Work Cited • http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/rbbio.htm