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

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Comment 105 of 305, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:14 PM.

i am Edgar Allan Poe's like #1 fan, his poetry comes to life, he pulls you
into his fantasy with his work, i am truely astounded by the fact that
someone could write with such meaning and such grace, hear i have not such
a sweet melody, from the heart in which it came.

Danielle from United States
Comment 104 of 305, added on April 11th, 2006 at 7:33 AM.

This is an inspring poem in many ways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jesus from United States
Comment 103 of 305, added on April 4th, 2006 at 9:21 PM.

this is a great poem! Yahoo!

bobby from Australia
Comment 102 of 305, added on March 29th, 2006 at 9:27 AM.


LORRIE from United States
Comment 101 of 305, added on March 20th, 2006 at 7:08 PM.

Of Course this poem is beautiful, in a melancholic sort of way, but then
pain can be a beautiful thing. I do not have a great understanding for
poetry, i thing that i am atempting to rectify. However it is my opinion
that those who spend there time looking to much into the poems meaning to
the author and not at the poems meaning to ones self are not truely
savoring the beauty of the words. That is not to say that Poes meaning is
not important, just that true poetry speaks to everyone in a different way
and should be apreciated be everyone differently, but the general idea
should be the same. For a school project i understand. But for those who
study to much into the poems backround and not enough time into the poems
depth you really are learning nothing of life, love, pain and all things
that make life worth living, which is what poetry is all about

Leif Ericson from United Kingdom
Comment 100 of 305, added on March 20th, 2006 at 4:36 PM.

i think that this poem is very well writen. you have your oppinions... some
nice and some crude... this poem is like a love poem so i believe it is

Comment 99 of 305, added on March 19th, 2006 at 11:26 PM.

I am a 7th grader and doing a project on this for my language class. I
think that poem is questioning his meaning and mortality. He joined the
military the same year that he wrote this poem. Does anybody know the exact
date this poem was written cuz' I could use this in my interpretation if he
wrote it b4 he joined the army! Thanks

Des from United States
Comment 98 of 305, added on March 18th, 2006 at 5:16 PM.

I do not believe that the last stanza is dealing with memories at all. I
believe that the "golden sand" that is slipping through his hand is his
hopes and dreams. Through his loss in the first stanza he has come to
realize that we all must die, and in turn lose our hopes and dreams to this
death. He tries to grasp his hopes and dreams with a tighter clasp, but you
cannot deny death, as it is unavoidable, so in turn, no matter what, we all
must lose our hopes and dreams. Therefore our life really is a dream within
a dream, because it eventually ends and we "wake up."

Helga from Canada
Comment 97 of 305, added on March 9th, 2006 at 3:06 PM.

This poem is sexy in every way possible

Brian from United States
Comment 96 of 305, added on February 20th, 2006 at 5:19 PM.


alex from United Kingdom

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