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

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Comment 81 of 721, added on December 28th, 2005 at 8:16 AM.

The people who think this man is a drunken fool are fools themselves. If
they cannot understand the deep meaning of this peom written with extream
understanding then they dont have the right to out down the extrodinary man
that wrote it.
The poem beggins to say that he has been living in a fantisy but the
fantisy is now over and must say goodbye, and he starts to think that what
if life is just a dream and one day we might all just wake up. Our lives on
this earth could just all be a dream 14 or 20 or 50 years long, then we
could wake up one day and see that it may just be one night that we slept
trhough dreaming of what we belive is life

Kristina from United States
Comment 80 of 721, added on December 14th, 2005 at 9:55 PM.

True, he was a drunken man who was probably called an idiot and a madman on
many an occassion. But he was truly a brilliant man. The fact that a person
may not understand his sophisticated language, the symbolism in his poems,
and everything and anything else about him is a fault of your own; it's not
your right to criticise him so harshly. And about him marrying his cousin;
it was a common thing to do in the States at that time, especially in
Virginia, if I'm not mistaken.

Mi from Canada
Comment 79 of 721, added on December 13th, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

I feel sorry for people who don't understand a poem and respond by calling
the poet stupid. I can understand your frustration, but that's your problem
not his. Anyway, it's really quite simple. Our lives and the material
universe of which we're a part are just illusions. The Hindus call it maya.
They also blieve that the only real thing is God in whose mind the drama
plays out. To many this is a joyous thing like a dance which has no point
except the fun of it all, but Poe did have a melancholic tendency and
tended to see the negative side of everything.

John from Canada
Comment 78 of 721, added on December 8th, 2005 at 8:02 PM.

I like this poem. he shows you he cares and he cares so much that he even
wants to save the sand from the tide. he is an emotional wreck but he can
turn terrible things into a strange but nice poem you can relate to.

stephanie from United States
Comment 77 of 721, added on December 6th, 2005 at 4:14 PM.

this poem has so much spirit that i love it

wen from Canada
Comment 76 of 721, added on November 26th, 2005 at 6:26 PM.

haha i dont care what anyone says about him except for i agree with all the
ones that said he a drunk retard!!! hell yeh he doesnt now poetry i mean im
in 8th grade i can write a better one then him haha lol



Stef from United States
Comment 75 of 721, added on November 26th, 2005 at 2:32 PM.

Freedom of speech, ha i think not.
this is stupid edgar allen poe was drunk
that married his cousin. moments of happiness brought him pain. its bcuz he
did drugs obviously.

jeana from United States
Comment 74 of 721, added on November 25th, 2005 at 5:30 PM.

I have read, read, and read, this poem. Granted knowing that some English
teachers dont get it, makes me feel better. However, my feelings and
understandings of this poem are confusing;in a sense i am lost. I have
picked this poem because of my fisrt impression, unfourtunately, the mroe i
read it the more im not sure.
I believe that Por is talking about life in general even though alot are
saying that it is about losing a loved one or loved ones.
In the end i say to myself that everone has different ideas about this poem
and that no wich one is wrong nor right. Someone said it best that youo
would jsut ahve to know what Poe was going through and thinking of.
I do like the definitions given about the metaphores in this poem.
I guess generally everyone is right and everyone is wrong..lol!

Nosika from United States
Comment 73 of 721, added on November 15th, 2005 at 9:18 AM.

this poem makies me wunna sing and hold my dog in the air i love this poem
like anerd loves math

brett (the one with the beard) from Russia
Comment 72 of 721, added on November 15th, 2005 at 9:11 AM.

i think that poe was trying to express his sadness for all those people
that cant understand his poems cause there idiots. he was
expressing his mental anguish wich was an effect of all the loss of loved
ones he has suffered from and alll have died of T.B. and other various
ailments i feel bad for all you stupid people that dont unerstand what
poe was trying to say and may god take pity upon you mothers soul

jonathan meadows from Somalia

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