Porphyria's Lover' (1836) Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

In this lesson, we will explore the key messages and meanings in Robert Browning's poem 'Porphyria's Lover'. We will examine the key context linked to Browning and the poem to help to develop our understanding of the text.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Select the group of synonyms for the word 'fervour'.

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Q2.Which adjective can be used to describe the type of love presented in the poem?

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Q3.Why might Barrett Browning have used the adjective "straggling"?

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Q4.True or false. A volta typically comes at the end of the octave (the first 8 lines in the sonnet). However, the volta in the poem happens on Line 5.

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Q5.Why might Barrett Browning have placed the volta at this stage in the poem?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Select the group of synonyms for the word 'fervour'.

1/5

Q2.Which adjective can be used to describe the type of love presented in the poem?

2/5

Q3.Why might Barrett Browning have used the adjective "straggling"?

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Q4.True or false. A volta typically comes at the end of the octave (the first 8 lines in the sonnet). However, the volta in the poem happens on Line 5.

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Q5.Why might Barrett Browning have placed the volta at this stage in the poem?

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‘Porphyria’s Lover’ (1836) by Robert Browning

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'Porphyria's Lover' and the key meaning of the poem.

Q1.Which sentence is an example of delusional behaviour?

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Q2.True or false: A dramatic monologue is a type of poetry, in which a single speaker narrates the entire text to a silent listener, without any interruption.

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Q3.What ideas were central to many of Browning’s dramatic monologues?

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Q4.Finish the sentence: "In Victorian society, women were expected to ____________"

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Q5.Complete the quotation: "Happy and proud; at last I knew / Porphyria __________ me;"

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‘Porphyria’s Lover’ (1836) by Robert Browning

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'Porphyria's Lover' and the key meaning of the poem.

Q1.Which sentence is an example of delusional behaviour?

1/5

Q2.True or false: A dramatic monologue is a type of poetry, in which a single speaker narrates the entire text to a silent listener, without any interruption.

2/5

Q3.What ideas were central to many of Browning’s dramatic monologues?

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Q4.Finish the sentence: "In Victorian society, women were expected to ____________"

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Q5.Complete the quotation: "Happy and proud; at last I knew / Porphyria __________ me;"

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Lesson summary: Porphyria's Lover' (1836) Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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