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Analysis and comments on A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 125 of 305, added on April 21st, 2010 at 5:13 PM.
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Comment 124 of 305, added on February 20th, 2010 at 2:33 PM.
Mysticism and illusion are the key-notes of A Dream Within A Dream

Poe is more a mystic than a dreamer .He appears to be a pet of America ,
but his true stand is a reflector .
The present poem deals with life and its conflict between the
Great-unknown and the least apparently known.
Man's effort of securing the sand proves a failure , for
he can not captivate the beauty of his youthful mistress, and his effort
of realizing the fragments of his hopes get lost in the friction of Time .
In this poem the mystic in Poe rejects , Poe the dreamer .
Subrata Ray .Mousumi para .Uluberia .West Bengal .India .

Subrata Ray from India
Comment 123 of 305, added on February 20th, 2010 at 1:26 PM.
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Comment 122 of 305, added on January 1st, 2010 at 3:55 PM.

i adore this poem as i think it is really rather deep and meaningful and
the fact that there are so many different interpretations to come of it.

when i first read this poem i assumed (like the majority) that he was
talking of a lover but on re-read after re-read i began to realise that he
could be talking to a lover, but also to himself. as it seems he is saying
goodbye to either his own life or a lover. the simple fact that he is
talking about dreams here shows some confusion of wether things can really
ever leave for good if life is jus one long dream " is it therefore the
less gone?". it is implying that life itself is a dream and that nobody is
really here it is just a figment of our imagination.

the 2nd stanza again (like many) on first read i thought he was talking of
hope to see a loved one again. as i re-read i began to realise that he
could also be watching helplessly as his last days pass him by. his last
days before his dream dies as he dies with his dream. with this dream comes
memories so even if he was talking about his time to leave he may be
wishing that his memories could die with him and not disappear one by one
as his life, story and dream comes to an end.


nicola from United Kingdom
Comment 121 of 305, added on June 20th, 2009 at 4:49 PM.

I really enjoyed this poem really got me thinking.

teresa from United States
Comment 120 of 305, added on April 26th, 2009 at 10:40 AM.

hei..i am really2 love your poem..
keep up the good work okeyh!

farah from Malaysia
Comment 119 of 305, added on April 19th, 2009 at 1:00 AM.

I agree with Sam's interpretation of this 100% (comment 37)! That is
exactly how I felt and was confused by everyone else thinking he was
talking to a lover.

Megan from United States
Comment 118 of 305, added on February 20th, 2009 at 4:21 AM.

This is my favorite poem by Poe...
I'm writing an analysis paper on it right now for my English class.

Mr. Puddle from United States
Comment 117 of 305, added on October 29th, 2008 at 7:19 PM.

this was the most interesting poem i have ever read from edger allan poe i
love all his poems he has ever written

Madeline from United States
Comment 116 of 305, added on May 15th, 2008 at 10:29 AM.

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Dwayne Carter from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: A Dream Within A Dream
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