Symbols in Porphyria's Lover
Symbols Examples in Porphyria's Lover:
Porphyria's Lover 1
"yellow hair displaced..." See in text (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.