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Analysis and comments on The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 30 of 110, added on March 9th, 2012 at 1:31 AM.

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Comment 27 of 110, added on March 2nd, 2011 at 2:06 PM.
the bells


david from United States
Comment 26 of 110, added on December 13th, 2010 at 9:51 AM.
in my opinion

bells for jhon whitesid"s daughter by ransom > it focuses on the metaphors
,similies dramatic situations ,irony and the theme of the poem .it also
provides a thesis that the poem depicts death from the perspective of
mourners who know that death will come to all humans beings.

Ameera from Egypt
Comment 25 of 110, added on November 14th, 2010 at 5:08 PM.

this is fucked up

Comment 24 of 110, added on August 11th, 2010 at 4:16 AM.

John McPhilips from Azerbaijan, you need to 1)either make sense or explain
yourself and 2) get over it, it's a poem not a person. Leave him to his
world view.

I would like to add that each stanza could represent a season.
The first (childhood) Spring, the time of birth and renewal. Also hope and
all happy and good feelings.
The second summer, 'balmy air of night' supports this as summer air can be
balmy. Also summer is the hottest part of the year, and being married in
those days would allow a lot more sexual learning/activity than they would
have been allowed before.
Next comes Autumn, the time before everything dies. Okay not the best
argument, but I'm lacking there.
Finally winter or death. Winter is the time many things die, nights are
longer and the cold (potentially frost) is no friend and killed it's fair
share of animals, plants and humans in those years.
That's just what I noticed while doing 'nature appreciation in poetry' and
in a dark mood.

Jacinta from Australia
Comment 23 of 110, added on January 19th, 2010 at 3:51 PM.

This poem was the biggest pain in my ass since world war 2. This guy needs
to stop being so damn depressed and get a life.

John McPhilips from Azerbaijan
Comment 22 of 110, added on December 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 PM.

I like this poem but its a tuff one im in the fifth grade and my teachers
making us analyze it. I think its explaining the stages of life.

madha from United States
Comment 21 of 110, added on October 9th, 2009 at 4:21 PM.

That's a very nice interpretation, Mere. I will offer a different
interpretation of stanza IV.

I believe the king is Death, not Fate. He is the king of the ghouls who
tolls the bells. See Marsha Brady's definition of ghouls: "a legendary
evil being that robs graves and feeds on corpses."

Also note that the iron bells are still referred to as "they" at the
beginning of the stanza. "He" refers to the king that tolls the bells.

Clayton from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: The Bells
Year: 1849
Added: Feb 20 2003
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