This sick strange darkness

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Comes creeping on so haunting every time... (Blink 182)

In "Porphyria's Lover" did the main character kill the girl? I feel that hid did. "In one long yellow string I wound / Three times her little throat around / And strangled her..." (367) But, why?

I'm missing a motive. I'm really unclear as to what's happened here. Could someone enlighten me?

I did like the rhyme sceme. It changes and there is no pattern (that I can find), but it still flows. It switches from abab to bbcb.

SO

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Jessica Orlowski said:

Aja, in line 36ish, he says "the moment she was mine, mine, fair, Perfectly pure and good: I found a thing to do." There could be two reasons: she was cheating on him and he was preserving her in th emoment that he'd remember her as pure. Or, she could be dying of an illness (there actually is an illness called Porphyria).

Aja Hannah said:

I though he could have had the disease. And he was dying so he took her with him and that's why they both remained still so long.

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