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

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Comment 6 of 16, added on May 6th, 2005 at 7:46 PM.

yea this poem is definitely one of my favorites! the meaning i get from it
is that the first two stanzas are about the city in the sea being its own
heaven and in the third stanza the tone cahnges and in the last two stanzas
the melancholy waters are now being described as a restless tormenting
hell......perhaps poe was relating to himself in this poem ....perhaps he
was trying to say just when he thought himself right for something he
miscomprehended himself completely...perhaps the melancholy waters are his
soul- a restless tormenting evil...anyone have any other perceptions?...

jenn from United States
Comment 5 of 16, added on April 12th, 2005 at 6:40 AM.

ıthink this poem magnificent.the words cannot explain the all senses
in it.thats all...

GÜLER KOÇAK from Turkey
Comment 4 of 16, added on January 28th, 2005 at 3:52 PM.

In this poem, I think Poe is trying to evoke a feeling of loneliness and
isolation. There is no reference to any of the people in this poem having
a soul...nor does the doomed city. Maybe he is making a paralell to a dead
body with this poem...lonely, isolated, and having no soul.

Dawn from United States
Comment 3 of 16, added on January 26th, 2005 at 5:45 PM.

I think that it is wierd that this poem is almost uncommented on. I have
been first to comment on a poem or two on this site, and it surprised me
most to see this poem with ONLY 2 COMMENTS!!! I liked this poem and I find
it to be inspiring for when i write my own poetry and short stories. I will
use it for my project for one of my classes. I will make sure to write that
this poem was taken from this site and written by Edgar Allen Poe when it
is in my project.

Michael Summers from United States
Comment 2 of 16, added on January 21st, 2005 at 12:40 PM.

i thought it was very cool....that is weird that only one other person
commented on it

zach from United States
Comment 1 of 16, added on November 10th, 2004 at 5:01 PM.

I love this poem! Why am I the first to post a comment on this one? It's a
very fine poem. In fact, I think I'll recite this one in class!
Chow!

Niya 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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