•Porphyro are words in the semantic field

•Porphyro is depicted as the sexual, hot-headed and guilty character. He is tempting and dirtying her spirit and soul and ridding her of her innocence with his involvement. This can be seen when he enters the scene and she loses this innocence and holiness she seems to radiate when Keat’s uses very strong imagery of  “A dove forlorn and lost with sick unpruned wing”, this innocent dove symbolises Madeleine and the wings could be her key of getting to and flying to heaven, but can’t as one of the wings doesn’t work so becomes another guilty human.

•Porphyro’s effect makes them “like phantoms”, this simile compares them to ghosts and “phantoms” are words in the semantic field of religion and life. And you could say that Porphyro is responsible for turning her into this lifeless ghost of a woman. Keats uses contrasting techniques using hot and cold when he constantly describes Porphyro, the reader can understand more clearly what’s happening, as is seen when Porphyoro starts as hot and fiery and full of sexual desire, and as soon as Madeline wakes up , he goes over to her and then is “chill and drear” indicating that his sexual desires have been fulfilled.

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•Madeleine is depicted as the cleansed, innocent spirit. Madeline is presented in the same way as “a splendid angel” and “like a saint” the use of simile once again is popular to provide more, clear imagery of Madeline, as she prays, “shone the wintry moon” on her cross. There is an emphasizing of her holiness and her religious power again.

•The turns into something much more sensual and sexual as, unseen, he watches Madeline undress. Porphyro is lost in sensual and imaginative wonder, initial innocence transformed into intense physical desire. The contrast in his innocence to burning sexual desire is seen when at first when observes her “like a puzzled urchin on an agèd crone”, it reflects his innocence and confusion and the knowledge gain turns him into a guilty, sexually minded person. The effect of knowledge on innocence is seen in romanticism a lot especially in Wordsworth’s poems.