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Analysis and comments on The City In The Sea by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 15 of 16, added on February 7th, 2011 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 14 of 16, added on August 22nd, 2008 at 7:29 AM.

As I read the poem, slow by slow I felt like I had the paradise in front of
my eyes...I could write pages about this gorgeous poem but I will try to be
short and clear: being optimist is the key to the happiness..only in this
way, things around us will seem beautiful. Everything around us (the sea,
the flowers, the mountains etc) are created in a way to amaze us and serve
us as well. If we are thankful, the beauty of the nature will follow us as
long as we are alive. On the other hand, if we are pessimists things will
change..everything around us will seem ugly and we won't be able to know
the reason why we live.

Jetmire MERSINI from Macedonia
Comment 13 of 16, added on February 16th, 2006 at 5:28 PM.

to me this poem has a good description of the lost continent of Atlantis,
as explained by Plato of this heavenly island ruled by an advanced
civilization the was visible above the sea about 1500 to 2000 years ago or
more, sylvia browne explains the city is about to reappear in this
century! and the it was ruled by a civilization from the galaxy Andromeda,
with unthinkable technology that ended in the destruction of this land..
and this island is located in the atlantic ocean, stretching from
north\south america to african coast.. there has been satellite pictures of
this island city that collapsed beneath the sea thousands of years ago,
hence the name "A City in the Sea", and lo! there is a stir, a movement on
the wave..-Poe-try l0ver

true muzik from United States
Comment 12 of 16, added on January 18th, 2006 at 7:52 PM.

hello i am a poem noob you could say... haha, i am related to Edgar Alan
Poe, i see the poe family at reuinions, any way we have a school report to
do, and this was one of my favorite poems he has made. i read this and was
like wow i can understand where hes comming from. i may have a long life
ahead of me, but even at my age my worry is death, im not afraid of pain,
or death, but of being forgotten, being known by my grandkids maybe, but
then thats it i will be nothing, its hard to explain but it is my #1 fear
of life, and this poem showed me that i am by far not the only one with
this fear.

Gavin from United States
Comment 11 of 16, added on November 28th, 2005 at 7:41 PM.

Wow! there was just something about this poem. The wide vocabulary and the
depth to "The City in the Sea" I've been working on analyzing this poem for
about two weeks now and when I came across this web site with this poem I
was befudled with and uncontainable joy. How ironic... right? Well the
poem, as I see it defineatly represents the poets life.(In this case Edgar
Allan Poe's gloomy depressed life.) In the first stanza, "the shrines,
palaces and towers" represent the respectable graves "the good and bad,
worst and best" may represent the remembered and unremembered of society
and once they die, they all end in the gloom of a grave. We are all
forgotten.

Julie from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 16, added on October 26th, 2005 at 7:12 AM.

yet again, this poem is one of Poe's spellbinding and breathtaking
masterpieces...reading it is as if you are there...the best part, as with
all of Poe's poems, is to allot some free time, go to a quiet spot, read
the poem...and then let your mind wander...you may even surprise yourself
at the questions, answers, thoughts...memories and so much more that you
will think...

Alexandra from Russia
Comment 9 of 16, added on August 7th, 2005 at 3:56 AM.

hey thats very cool poem. may be this poem is the series of the annabel lee
which he dedcated to his wife
this The title of the poem seems to be a mysterious type of poem. This is
one of Poe's typical, 'atmospheric' poems, gloomy, and with the mystical,
almost strange
atmosphere that hints at, but never quite reveals, the supernatural horrors
lurking beneath the surface. This is the supernatural horrors lurking
beneath the surface. This is the true darker side of the sea not the
violent and death-dealing aspect, but the 'hideously calm' waters that
entomb a city ruled by death. -Christian


Christian from Philippines
Comment 8 of 16, added on August 7th, 2005 at 2:49 AM.

hey thats very cool poem. may be this poem is the series of the annabel lee
which he dedcated to his wife
this The title of the poem seems to be a mysterious type of poem. This is
one of Poe's typical, 'atmospheric' poems, gloomy, and with the mystical,
almost strange
atmosphere that hints at, but never quite reveals, the supernatural horrors
lurking beneath the surface. This is the supernatural horrors lurking
beneath the surface. This is the true darker side of the sea not the
violent and death-dealing aspect, but the 'hideously calm' waters that
entomb a city ruled by death. -Christian


Christian Obejas from Philippines
Comment 7 of 16, added on May 31st, 2005 at 10:58 PM.

Yah im doing this for an English report... Its cool cuz most everyone else
is doing happy poems so mine is totally awesome! I have to memorize it for
tomorrow (June 1st) and i got it down. It took my a couple days so im
looking forward to seeing the reaction of the students to this poem. I
really thought that it was very mournful and it really was a lot more than
a project cuz it was inspiring. I have to use props and this poem really
doesnt have a sole prop since it has many meanings. It kindof reminded me
of atlantas but thats just technical...It probably is something relating to
his life as one of u said... I never liked poetry but Poe really writes
some cool literature!

Ren Johnson from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: The City In The Sea
Year: 1831
Added: Feb 20 2003
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