1. How does the poet describe the setting of the poem? (the weather, atmosphere) 2. What effect does Porphyria have on the atmosphere in the cottage? 3. Why can’t Porphyria give herself to the narrator completely? 4. What does the narrator realise and how does this make him feel? 5. What does the narrator do and why?
6. What happens at the end of the poem? (Think about the lover’s frame of mind?)
An Investigation into Porphyria's Murder
• This poem is a dramatic monologue.
• A dramatic monologue is a poem in which someone tells a story from his or her perspective. • Dramatic monologues can sometimes tell biased or incomplete stories.
Copy the tables below into your exercise books and fill them in using the P.E.E method. TABLE ONE: THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
| |POINT |EVIDENCE |EXPLANATION | |Where did the crime take place? | | | | |What time of year was it? | | | | |What did the victim look like? | | | | |(give at least two points) | | | | |How was the victim killed? | | | | |What did the murderer do to her | | | | |body? | |...