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

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Comment 94 of 714, added on January 31st, 2006 at 12:28 AM.

it is clear that the morale of this story is loss is inevitable, but the
only one aspect that is unknown to many is, loss of what? Is it loss of
life, loss of love, loss of power, memory? All of these themes are
extremely convincing and could be the very meaning that Poe intended it to
be.


noname from United States
Comment 93 of 714, added on January 30th, 2006 at 11:44 PM.

alc had posted that this poem was written in 1827 but i was realy written
in 1849 during the gold rush and after his wife died in 1847. so i belive
that this poem was dedicated to his wife virginia. in false hope that he
could sve his wife virginia.

hihihihihihihihihih from United States
Comment 92 of 714, added on January 30th, 2006 at 8:27 PM.

I think 'Dream Within a Dream' is a deeply sad and tragic poem that causes
me to hurt for the writer. I think that it expresses more than just the
loss or grief that we all must experience, but rather an unfathomable grief
over a deeper eternal loss. An existential pain in a profoundly empty
universe.

He fears life is no more substantial than a dream and as impossible to
return to. Not a grain of it can he keep from slipping away into the dark
abyss.

I think of his poem, 'The Raven, ' where he asks - in effect - if his soul
will ever find relief from the great losses of his life. And the raven
always replies, 'NEVERMORE! '.

I don't believe that to be true. I believe we will someday be reunited with
those we have long ago loved. I believe there is a place of no regrets. I
believe there is a place, as author Frederick Buechner puts it, where all
that is lost will be found.

At the end of our lives, I believe that will be the deepest yearning of
all.

hihihihihihihihihi from United States
Comment 91 of 714, added on January 24th, 2006 at 11:57 PM.

Anways,
HAHA
I'm also a seventh grader!!! Why seventh grade!!! We're TOO YOUNG!!!
Anways, it took me one day to figure it all out. This is truely a
BRILLIANT work of art. And I think this poem is about hope and how the few
golden grains of sand is his hope and still he can't hold on to them. And
mabybe he's talking to his wife or someone. Since I know that he had lost
a lot of loved ones...

plz!notmyname! from United States
Comment 90 of 714, added on January 24th, 2006 at 5:39 PM.

im in 7th grade and i have a huge project due on friday.i think this is a
this is a beautiful poem and i agree that its not about memories

Christian from United States
Comment 89 of 714, added on January 23rd, 2006 at 11:03 PM.

I think this poem is really interesting... what i dont understand is the
the whole idea of "Hope". He is asking if hope has departed at any time,
is it gone or not? and then he refers to the line "All that we see or seem
is but a dream within a dream."
While other's see the next stanza as memories passing by, i think the
connotation of sand slipping through his fingers could be also referred to
as time. Stating that he doesn't have much time left because he is either
leaving or is dieing. I think that he is stating that he really doesn't
know when it is his time to go but is it going to be real or just "a dream
within a dream?"

Drew from Canada
Comment 88 of 714, added on January 8th, 2006 at 12:04 PM.

hi my name is Andrea im in 7th grade and i have to do a project on this
poem and i think that this poem is about how this guy is saying goodbye to
his loved ones and his life. and he is saying that he cant hold on to his
memories and he cant remember anything any more but he wants to and he
thinks that all his life was a dream and he will wake up every one will
wake up.

andrea from United States
Comment 87 of 714, added on January 6th, 2006 at 4:51 PM.

Hi my name is JaOnna Woodard and I live in California and i just wanted to
let you now that your poem is so great it help me realize that when you
love some one you should always ley them know that or thell be like air in
a balloon and fade away

jaonna from United States
Comment 86 of 714, added on January 5th, 2006 at 4:33 PM.

this poem is about this guys life and how he thinks that it is all a dream
and maybe just one day hr will wake up. and maybe this guy was a drunkin
idiot but he is really briliant when it comes to poetry. i love this poem

andy from United States
Comment 85 of 714, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 1:19 PM.

i'm in the 8th grade too, I have to do this huge poetry project too, does
anyone have ms. milin or ms.leapfried?

paul from United States

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