Porphyria's Lover (Part 2)

In this lesson, we will explore how Browning has used language, form and structure to present ideas about possession in 'Porphyria's Lover'. This lesson covers a poem that describes the violent death of a woman. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting, or completing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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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!

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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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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

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;"

5/5

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'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning: Language, Form and Structure

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary, the language, the form, and the structure used in the poem 'Porphyria's Lover' to explore ideas of identity.

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Q1.Select the pair of synonyms for "possession".

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Q2.Choose one method that Browning uses to demonstrate the speaker's control over Porphyria?

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Q3.True or false. Porphyria tells the speaker that she worships him.

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Q4.Why might Browning have used enjambment in the poem?

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Q5.The use of dramatic monologue gives the reader insight into the speaker's thoughts. Why else might Browning have used it?

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'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning: Language, Form and Structure

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary, the language, the form, and the structure used in the poem 'Porphyria's Lover' to explore ideas of identity.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Select the pair of synonyms for "possession".

1/5

Q2.Choose one method that Browning uses to demonstrate the speaker's control over Porphyria?

2/5

Q3.True or false. Porphyria tells the speaker that she worships him.

3/5

Q4.Why might Browning have used enjambment in the poem?

4/5

Q5.The use of dramatic monologue gives the reader insight into the speaker's thoughts. Why else might Browning have used it?

5/5

Lesson summary: Porphyria's Lover (Part 2)

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