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Meter in Porphyria's Lover

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Porphyria's Lover

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"Withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl,..."   (Porphyria's Lover)

Browning wrote “Porphyria’s Lover” in a crisp iambic tetrameter. The four-beat meter gives the poem a jaunty, ballad-like feel. The iambs in their relentless, monotonous march give the speaker’s voice an unnatural quality to match his loose grip on reality.

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