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Comment 5 of 23, added on July 25th, 2011 at 7:11 PM.
the sleeper related to macbeth

This poem has several themes that parallel to macbeth
.sleep- the word sleep is constantly meantioned within this poem and within
macbeth there is a constant problem of both macbeth and lady macbeth
getting sleep
.death- death is implied when the author mentions worms which are
underground and the pallor of her skin which indeicates she is underground
and rather an unearthly tone of skin again indicating death
.insanity- the author of this poem seems to be insane becuase they are
asking the dead person questions even though she can not respond,also it
seems that he cannot seem to come to terms with her death
.magic- the author says wizard rout which lets us think that there is a
rather mystical and magical air to the poem especially in the first stanza
where they paint a magical scene with certain words

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Comment 4 of 23, added on January 11th, 2010 at 10:15 AM.
length or tress

I allways had an image of the dead lover laid out to look like she is
sleeping, with long hair around her (like Padamai on Star Wars if youve
seen that)
It could be that it was cut after death, I had not thought of that, but
based on the fact that Poe is writing a romantic poem I think long flowing
tresses of hair are more likely, as the image of a beautiful dead lover
with shaven hair isnt very romantic!

Luthien from United Kingdom

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: The Sleeper
Added: Apr 27 2005
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Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2013

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