Symbols in Porphyria's Lover

Symbols Examples in Porphyria's Lover:

Porphyria's Lover 1

"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.