Porphyria

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  • Porphyria is a Disease in which the Body does not Produce Porphyrins

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    Porphyria is a disease dealing with an abnormality of the metabolic processes in the body. In particular, there is an insufficiency of the body to process porphyrins which are a metal-containing pigment. However, porphyria is actually a group of diseases with the commonality of the accumulation of porphyrins or porphyrin precursors. Porphyria is derived from the Greek word porphyrous meaning reddish-purple. Urine from patients display a reddish-purple hue due to the presence of excess amounts of

  • Critical Comparison of Porphyrias Lover and My Last Dutchess

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    Critical Comparison of Porphyrias Lover and My Last Dutchess Both of these poems are based around the concept of power and possesion. They tell the story of obssesional lovers. The effect of using dramatic monologue to convey this idea is very effective. The first poem, Porphyrias Lover, was written in the mid ninteenth century, around 1842. It is the dramatic monologue of the Lover. It is not made known who the recipient of this poem is. I believe it to be an internal monologue, the Lover

  • Vampires Real?

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    Vampires Are Real With today’s media a fascination with monsters has risen to an all-time high. One monster in particular, though, has become the center point for all attention, the vampire. Many believe the existence of vampires is just a myth. One valid arguments of non-believers is that if vampires did exist, wouldn’t they have depleted their food source? Early legends of vampires are supported by the belief that people suffering from a deadly, but rare, blood disease not vampirism. Believers

  • Vampires vs Werewolves

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    Lauren Gallatin Pro.J.Kinder ENC1101 3/23/13 Creatures of the Night There are two creatures or “monsters” that are known to lurk in the shadows; Vampires and werewolves. Over centuries there has been a huge debate as to which one is superior. Vampires and werewolves have always fought each other from the beginning as born enemies. Some say the werewolves are superior because they are stronger and others say the vampires are superior because they are smarter. It comes down to brawn versus brains

  • Personal Narrative: Asthma

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    Let me tell the story of a little girl who grew up loving film. I vividly remember sitting at the foot of my mother’s bed watching television movies on our old big box TV. I grew up with chronic Asthma, so as a child I would often find comfort in moving images on the screen as the continuous hums from the nebulizer soothe me and the steroids released my constricted airways. Around the age of six I learned to give myself Asthma treatments without waking my working single mother. I would come into

  • Porphyria Research Paper

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    Porphyria is a disease that affects the body’s red blood cells mutating them to where the hemes enzyme is nonexistent (Daempfle, 2016). The hemes job is to accumulate oxygen in the blood cells, so when it does not store the hemes the porphyrins amass causing issues. These issues or symptoms manifest as extreme hair development, hunger for blood, photosensitivity, skin abrasions, receding gum lines, and worst of all it impairs organs (Daempfle, 2016). Due to the body’s failure to produce hemes blood

  • Porphyria 's Lover By Robert Browning

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    during the Victorian Era; women were treated as objects not people. They were property of men, not individuals. In this poem, the speaker, Porphyria’s lover, murders Porphyria and does not only think it was okay to do so, but he also thinks what he has done is noble. In the lines shown above, the speaker begins to realize that Porphyria loves him. Not only does she love him, but she “worships” him. This further pushes the idea that, because he is a man and she a women, he is so superior to her that

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' Porphyria 's Lover '

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    Love can purely take an over a man, and drive him crazy. Robert Browning, demonstrates “Porphyria’s Lover" as a terrifying love story given from a lunatic 's point of view. It is the story of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that he decides to keep her for himself. In this poem however, we find that this poem is more than just about a lunatic, and his obsession, but rather find ourselves in the midst of a poem more depth. First, we can see how the role of nature can express the mood of the

  • Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria ( Cep )

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    The UROS Gene & Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria Zachary T. Hall BIOL 301 – 005 October 23, 2014   Introduction Congenital Erythropoeitic Porphyria (CEP), originally called congenital hepatoporphyria (also known as Gunther’s Disease), is the rarest form of a group of uniquely distinct autosomally inherited disorders first classified and discovered by German physician Hans Gunther in the first decade of the twentieth century. Due to its relatively new discovery and rarity, CEP does not have

  • Porphyria 's Lover By Robert Browning

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    monologue entitled “Porphyria’s Lover” tells the story of a meeting between a man and a woman that begins filled with romance, but quickly turns sinister. Porphyria visits the speaker at his cottage late at night, to confess her love for him even though they cannot be together. The speaker, filled with happiness in the newfound knowledge that Porphyria “worshiped” him, kills her by strangling her with her own hair in order to free her from her “vainer ties” and allow them to be together. He then opens

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