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

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Comment 65 of 355, added on October 29th, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

well i dont really understand this but it sounds beautiful!

someone from United States
Comment 64 of 355, added on October 25th, 2005 at 3:28 PM.

whatever, don't care about this poem, it is STUPID,
you poem likers out there, get on with your life and get OVER poems. poems
are like, sooooooo pointless.....

Betsy from Bahamas
Comment 63 of 355, added on October 23rd, 2005 at 4:36 AM.

i don't know the meaning of this poem, but i love it, and just the way it
sounds

stephi from Australia
Comment 62 of 355, added on September 30th, 2005 at 10:00 AM.

i REALLY like this poem,it reaches out to me ALL the way.its well thought
out as in the fact that it can reach to ,lost lovers,and to life slipping
away.i think that he was writeing this in a time of grayness in his life.

kaitlynn from United States
Comment 61 of 355, added on September 29th, 2005 at 6:26 PM.

I think everyone has his first love or first dream,but it didn't come to
you as expect.so we might sign of it and look for a new one.i think feeling
bad of loss means you can take good care of what you own and what you will
own.i don't think everything you want you can grasp,so treasure the things
you have,and you are rich.

stafiny lee from China
Comment 60 of 355, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 1:48 AM.

The poem is really great at all.Actually I have already memorized some
lines on this certain poem.. I salute the ever greatest poet, Edgar Allan
Poe... Salamat sa pagiging inspirasyon para sa aming Pilipino.

Jezrael Renz Suhillo from Philippines
Comment 59 of 355, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 10:25 PM.

pinche poema mas fumaroloque bueno que este wey ya esta muerto

arturo from Mexico
Comment 58 of 355, added on September 19th, 2005 at 5:57 AM.

PS: This poem was written in 1827 and Poe was born in 1809 so he was only
18. He was very physically fit and described as egotistical by some. So the
theory of this poem being about him trying to hang on to a life slipping by
seems premature. It's true he was forced to leave his first true love
around this time. She soon gave up on writing to him after they seperated
and married another. Hence her love was but a dream. But he made the poem
very in general on purpose. He knew it had a universal meaning. Yes all
your theories are right but none of them are wide enough to encompass the
whole poem. He's saying everything is really a dream and our own projected
idea of everything is but another dream within that dream.

ALC
Comment 57 of 355, added on September 19th, 2005 at 5:02 AM.

The poem takes place (Hypothetically) after his death as he stands on the
shore between here and the here-after. "kiss upon the brow" means take this
little piece of wisdom. He's probably speaking to just plain old us. What
does dream within a dream mean?
Imagine someone wants to be famous. That's thier dream.
They then discover that fame was an illusion, that it slipped away like
sand in your hand. Then fame itself was but a dream, an illusion. Hence
they're dreaming of a dream. Fame then is a dream within a dream. This can
be attached to endless other subjects besides fame.
ie. Money, love, art etc. It's possible he may have been thinking in
quantum physics a lifetime before the science was born.

ALC from United States
Comment 56 of 355, added on September 17th, 2005 at 1:50 AM.

maybe the poem is about him leaving his lover because he is doesnt want her
to go through what he is going through. He questions lifes reality and why
cant he save life from slipping away

me from United States

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