Human Interest and Porphyria's Lover Essay.

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Porphyria’s Lover Essay

My essay will be based on these two poems about two murders. I will be discussing and comparing the differences and similarities between the murders and the murderers themselves, and also the victims, which brings me to the first and most obvious difference between the two actual poems. It is obvious from the first sentences that the two poems are told by two people from different backgrounds, and possibly different times. We can see that they are likely to be from different backgrounds form the vocabulary used. It appears that the person talking in ‘Human Interest’ comes from perhaps an uneducated background and more modern times, “ The rain set in early tonight, The sullen wind was soon awake,” Although these words used in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ may still be used in some modern poetry, most poems with this type of vocabulary are set back in older times. Whereas ‘Human Interest’ sounds much more modern, “Fifteen years minimum, banged up inside for what took thirty seconds to complete.”

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Now, the first noticeable difference between the murderers is the way they are both describing the murders. In ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ the murderer describes the scene and the time leading up to the murder with what would seem to be more depth. The murderer in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ describes how he is feeling “Happy and proud, at last I knew” and he also describes the way Porphyria looks to him, which is beautiful, both before and after her death, whereas the murderer in ‘Human Interest’ describes his anger “I’d slogged my guts out for her, but she lied” and he says he ...

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