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Porphyria’s Lover Meme

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  This meme is based on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover.” In the poem, Porphyria returns home during a storm and cozies up the house. She pulls her unnamed lover close and lies his head… Continue reading

The Origins of Happiness: Examining the Memory of Birth in Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow

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Of the paired poems in William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, nearly every pair seems to progress from innocence to experience. There is an inherent sense of loss about them that… Continue reading