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Porphyria's Lover

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"yellow hair displaced..."   (Porphyria's Lover)

The image of Porphyria’s “yellow hair displaced” carries sensual undertones. In Western folklore and mythology, long unrestrained hair often symbolizes sexuality and a connection to nature. Considering the context of the previous line, with its image of the “white shoulder bare,” the scene is full of sexual tension.

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