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

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Comment 90 of 730, 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 730, 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 730, 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 730, 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 730, 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 730, 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
Comment 84 of 730, added on January 2nd, 2006 at 9:25 PM.

I think this poem is about saying goodbye, because he knows that all his
days will be gone, then thay will all turn into dreams or memerories, then
in the second stanza, he begins to talk about how he is losing all of his
memerories. Some people might think that this is about losing everyone
around him because of the diseases going around, then in the next stanza it
makes it seem like he is trying to save all of these people.

paul from United States
Comment 83 of 730, added on January 2nd, 2006 at 12:22 PM.

I'm in eighth grade and we did this HUGE poetry project. One of the things
I had to do was paraphrase a poem and this was the one I did. I don't
remember everything I put, however, I remember that I thought this poem was
about memories. Especially with the second stanza and the references to
sand slipping through his fingers like memories being lost. I dunno.

Dayna from United States
Comment 82 of 730, added on January 1st, 2006 at 4:55 AM.

I agree with all Poe_lovers.I don't think that we have the right to throw
our negative comments to whomever it may stick to.Life is not easy for
everyone.we don't also have the right to judge either life itself or the
owners of it.If you don't get what a poem says then mind your own
business(if you have of course)

elif from Turkey
Comment 81 of 730, 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

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