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Analysis and comments on Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 44 of 614, added on April 8th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Hotel Munster
Comment 43 of 614, added on April 8th, 2009 at 9:52 AM.

i really enjoyed this poem and i found it very interesting of how he was
able to pour out his emotions
like that.

David from United States
Comment 42 of 614, added on December 16th, 2008 at 9:00 PM.

Poe seems to express the tragic loneliness he felt from early childhood
into his adult life - a loneliness so deep, it is etched into his
soul....This poem seems to have two distinct sections - the first,
expressing this deep loneliness....and the second, in which he seems to be
searching outside of himself (in and through nature) for answers. The demon
that he finds seems, to me, to be symbolic of his loneliness, perhaps, from
which he is trying to escape.....but then, discovers in the shape of a
cloud. It seems Poe was brought back inside himself - reminding himself
that, even when experiencing the beauty of life, his loneliness was a
constant companion.
This poem touched me deeply - and expressed profound truths about the very
real experience of loneliness.

Marianne from United States
Comment 41 of 614, added on March 8th, 2008 at 4:59 PM.

I disagree that the second half of the poem is off track. I think it's
fairly obvious that in the first half the narrator considers himself unique
and emotionally different than his peers. But the realization he has at the
end...delivered beautifully in the last two lines...is that he is not
merely different, but possibly evil. The mystery of his life will be
wrestling with this demon on the horizon that presumably will get closer
and closer.

Adam from United States
Comment 40 of 614, added on February 20th, 2008 at 8:04 PM.

This poem could not be about the death of Poe's wife because she died after
he wrote it nor is the poem about him being different. It is a general
narrator meaning it could be anyone. The message that the poem is trying to
get across is that when you realize you are different that seems to be all
you can see(the demon) and you never seem to pay attention to the beautiful

Ryan from Canada
Comment 39 of 614, added on January 30th, 2007 at 4:35 AM.

The first 8 lines are wonderful--real, sincere, vivid. Then he tried to
make it better and ruined it. The lesson is "less is more."

bb from United States
Comment 38 of 614, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 12:31 PM.

This poem is revealing to Poe's life. The man was such a powerful writer
and his work continues to be an inspiration to me, but this poem in itself
unlocked so much for me. It also show's his own personaly feelings towards
the lose of his parents. I have lost my family and i feel that there is no
one left to listen to my tears fall from my eyes. To read this was almost
better then anything i have ever read, it explained so much, thanks for
reading this, Peace

Graeme from Canada
Comment 37 of 614, added on April 19th, 2006 at 1:44 PM.

alone . it describes how i feel ... I have the feeling he wrote it for me
.. But he didnt . he justs wrote how he saw his chilhood , his personal
feeling for the life . alone . tha'ts how he feel , but in a sens everybody
is alone . Isnt true ? even your are with a lot of people your are alone .
alone with yourself . that's the perception i have . like edgar , i am
strange too and mysterious . i see myself in him . anyway , no more
comments .

caroline from Canada
Comment 36 of 614, added on April 10th, 2006 at 8:44 AM.

I believe that I truly understand the meaning of Poe's "Alone". I have to
write an introduction to this poem and some of these comments have helped
me put my thoughts into words,

Kayla Haskins from United States
Comment 35 of 614, added on March 26th, 2006 at 1:44 PM.

I believe: certainly not written to 'tell' people how to feel, or to invite
unecessary suggestions that most people feel the same. Poe is allowing us
to see his unique emotion; it is not meant to represent universal human
need, only his. Very special.

alice from United Kingdom

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Alone
Added: Feb 4 2004
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