The beginning lines of the poem establish the firmness of the function that is to follow through the use of a descriptive aspect of the storm. The diction of the poem is straightforward simple direct words. A storm pieces the initial scene and represents the spirits of the loudspeaker through personification(describe). Browning also applies pathetic fallacy, in which something not human being is given individual qualities and thoughts. "The rain place early on in to-night, the sullen breeze was soon awake, it tore the elm-tops down for spite and have its most severe to vex the lake. " The blowing wind is given real human qualities to stand for it is "sullen"; the surprise ravages the trees out of "spite, " and proceeds to intentionally "vex, " or enrage the lake. Further in the poem, the speaker's mood is sullen and he uses his ambiance to draw out some sort of response from Porphyria. The disposition of the speaker is clear when he expresses that he is listening to the surprise raging outdoors, "with heart fit to break", the loudspeaker is suffering greatly over something, and the elements outside emulates and strengthens his feelings of making jealousy and insecurity of his love for a women he will never attain.
Porphyria glides in to the speaker's cottage, and immediately the tone of the poem alters. She is now in charge, when getting into the cottage "she shut the freezing out and the storm", a suggestion of her strength of her personality. The presenter presents a woman who actively steps around to set the ambiance of as soon as she is seeking. There is no fire burning, even though a raging surprise is outside the house; "and kneel'd and made the cheerless grate blaze up, and all the cottage warm". For the reader, therefore her sense of urgency to bring joy and to rid the cottage of the speaker's despondent, insecure and passive condition. For it shows up that he has been resting isolated in his cottage during an strong storm with no work to warm his home up. "Which done, she increased, and from her form withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl, and laid her soil'd gloves by, untied", which symbolizes the immoral status of the affair that won't lie neatly linked and will always be soiled of intimate sins. "And last, she sat down by my area, and call'd me. With no reply", the presenter is submissive in his frustrated state, and allows Porphyria to move his arm to her midsection to her choosing, while looking to seduce him with her yellowish hair, she does everything, as he just sits on the sofa silent and lifeless. She proceeds to embrace the speaker, showing him her bare make. At this moment she discloses her upper school limitations she must conquer to be with him. We then learn that Porphyria is disregarding her top course friends and family's wants to be with the speaker, "But love sometimes would prevail, nor could to-night's gay feast restrain". Defying her family's wishes, "So, she come through blowing wind and rain", revealing her love for the loudspeaker despite having the obvious troubles she must prevail over.
Unexpectedly, a turning point, the dynamic gaze between Porphyria and the speaker, "Be certain I look'd up at her eyes, Happy and happy; finally I knew", symbolizes as soon as in which the speaker implies his realization that she ultimately "worships" him for the reason that one quick, but sensual instant. He realizes that she will ultimately give in to her family and societal commitments and pressures, an understated theme of the poem. Porphyria is apparently of an increased social category than the loudspeaker is. Her hesitation to be with him may want to do with her hesitation to stop social ranking and defy her family's needs. These are completely only in his cottage, which isolates Porphyria and the loudspeaker from the rest of modern culture and the possibly contempt with their marriage. However, the intimate affair looks as something normal, satisfactory, and almost moral. Porphyria's love and innocent portrayal take importance over any hints of immoral serves she has determined with him. "While I debated how to proceed, that moment in time she was mine, mine fair, perfectly clean and good: I came across a thing to do", it is different for him, he is doubtful and debates of what to do, but is composed while he premeditates his next take action. Finally, attempting to preserve as soon as of the love and admiration for him, he wraps the thing she uses to seduce and control him, by using her locks around her throat and strangles her. The furniture have turned; he's now in control and has preserved their forbidden love permanently. The presenter murders her in an attempt to bring balance to their romantic relationship. "I am quite sure she sensed no pain", symbolizes he is insane and methodically justifies that premeditated murder is alright, and Porphyria would also agree to her fate, she does not mind. The speaker is empowered by this take action; he was the statue now she actually is. He interacts with her corpse to attempt to make her alive by propping her body up against his area and opening her eye. They sit together the entire night time, when morning will come the speaker remarks, "Yet God has not said a word!", which signifies he is doubtful of what he has determined.
Consequently, "Porphyria's Lover" characterizes the rational digressions of insane man who uses reason and discussion to justify his activities that reveal the disturbing characteristics of man and his insecurities. The poem's theme of assault, making love, and madness demonstrates that men are insecure with women of higher interpersonal class and the only way to preserve the moment of enthusiasm is by murdering her. Loss of life, functions as a social leveler, eliminating her makes her cultural position unimportant. By portraying the sexual affair between Porphyria and her enthusiast as normal, Browning makes the reader consider the partnership between making love and violence. In fact, his behavior is not normal, forcing the audience to judge the disturbing aspect of the speaker's madness, an insecure madness that the loudspeaker conceals beneath his seemingly calm habit and logical manner.