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Analysis and comments on Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 34 of 614, added on February 9th, 2006 at 4:41 PM.

This poem is so touching. I had a speech project due and i was looking for
a good poem and i found it. If u have not read this poem u should. It's one
of the best i have ever read!! - - Bri

Briana from United States
Comment 33 of 614, added on February 8th, 2006 at 2:48 PM.

this poem explains how i feel when i'm alone. i love to read edgers poems!
they are imaginative and powerful!

karena prescott from Canada
Comment 32 of 614, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 6:35 PM.

The poem Alone describes the realization of personal truth. When Poe (the
outcast)first comes to the conclusion that he is different from the rest.
The poem expresses the depression and the fear that he felt about the
possibility of being cursed to live his life without the "rose colored
glasses" like so many others wear.

Elan from United States
Comment 31 of 614, added on December 30th, 2005 at 2:06 PM.

how is it about his wife?
it just seems like he is talking about how he doesn't really belong and
that he is like an outcast. i don't see anything relating to his wife
unless you think that cuz he said he was a child and was talking about
being a child in annabell lee .. .. ..

this isn't my favorite poe poem.
mine is ADream Within A Dream

liz from United States
Comment 30 of 614, added on December 14th, 2005 at 6:38 PM.

Left out something. There is also assonance on line 8.

Dugaru327 from United States
Comment 29 of 614, added on December 14th, 2005 at 6:02 PM.

As only one other has attempted some sort of analysis, I will explain
this...most of you seem to have missed the meaning by a bit. This doesn't
have anything to do with losing his wife. I also encourage you to read the
other analysis (comment 2)

Lines 1-8: Describe how ever since his childhood he has been alone in the
sense of his personality and passions. He also, like the other analysis
said, didn't feel regret for being alone. However, he, unlike the other
children, still experienced sorrow and couldn't be as joyful as his peers.
Lines 9-11: Transition to the next section.
Lines 13-22: He talks about WHY he is so different from the other children.
It is a large section of anaphora and imagery ending with a metaphor of a
demon-shaped cloud in a clear sky which corresponds to the demon in Poe's
way whereas the way is clear for everyone else.

Dugaru327 from United States
Comment 28 of 614, added on December 7th, 2005 at 9:02 PM.

hii.......wel..i luv this poem..let me just say that...i m doin a eng
assignment..n i chose this poem..it just rocks..thats wut i think
lol..nyways..when u read this poem u can srsly relate to it..or just feel
it..or imagin wut he is tryin to say..he seems to be relli sad as others
have said 2...ni think this is a relli kool way of showin ur emotionz..hope
i get a gud mark on my siminar on the 19 dec...wish me luck ppl ! i knw u
wont ..but lol

Fatima from Canada
Comment 27 of 614, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 8:49 PM.

This poema reminds me of the time I asked my daddy for another pony. He
would not give it to me and now I hate him for life. I am also very very


LOL jking. this is Emma of US

Veruca Sault
Comment 26 of 614, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 8:43 PM.

The mood of this poem is “sad and filled with despair.” In this poem, Edgar
Allan Poe describes how he felt when his wife died. It means he felt like
the saddest person on Earth when she died, and he did he died. of This poem
is an example of imagery.This is what I think of this poem. I hope others
understand too.

Amelia Neil from United States
Comment 25 of 614, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 4:40 PM.

"cretzack lexzte raer grasia" means "i do not understand". That is what i
think. What does this poem mean? I dont know. My assignment for Gtradid,
or English class, is to memorize and it and write the meaning of it. Dudes,
I HATE this poem, and as Jessika from the United States said, I'm a poor
sucker!! Haha, we are all suckers Jessika!!!!HAHHAA!!!! ;P

Go me!!

Cretzsa Sloffgreirt from Botswana

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