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

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Comment 49 of 709, added on July 27th, 2005 at 9:32 AM.

piękny wiersz. Zrozumiałam :) kiedy go przetłumaczyłam
na polski. Może znjade jakieśinne twoje wiersze
Translation:
Baeutiful poem. I understood when I transleted them Polish. Maybe I'll
find your different poems. If I have maid some mistake, I'm sorry... See Ya

Mysza91 from Poland
Comment 48 of 709, added on July 5th, 2005 at 3:06 PM.

It seems to me that Poe's heavy rhyme works best in his longer-lined poems
and poems with varied line length, "The Bridal Ballad" being an exception
to this. For me, the rhyme makes the lines feel choppy and when I read
them outloud, as I love to do with Poe, the sound seems to overpower the
image.

Edgar Hix from United States
Comment 47 of 709, added on June 15th, 2005 at 11:21 AM.

This poem is quite good. In the first stanza Poe is talking about a loved
one. The rest of the poem goes on to say he is living in a " dreamworld."
this says to me that Poe has lost all passion and his life now seems
meaningless. Like a dream.

Curtis Stang from Canada
Comment 46 of 709, added on June 1st, 2005 at 9:06 PM.

This is an incredibly meaning poem. I agree fully with sam on this one. He
analized this poem with amazing detail what whith the sand metaphore, and
the emtire first stanza. He hase a very true and rare gift.

Ryan from United States
Comment 45 of 709, added on May 16th, 2005 at 7:24 PM.

i think he expresses himself with the use of cannibas not alchol. marijuana
just isnt socially accepted its a shame. (don't blame me if i missspelled
somethingd im stonedt)

xavier from United States
Comment 44 of 709, added on May 15th, 2005 at 2:55 PM.

This poem is about life and how quick death creeps upon us. Poe uses the
sand to act as life when he states about how quick it creeps through his
hand.

John from Grenada
Comment 43 of 709, added on May 13th, 2005 at 10:38 AM.

I think this poem is very sad about isn't every thing we see nothing but a
dream? It's coo

Mia from United States
Comment 42 of 709, added on May 11th, 2005 at 10:28 AM.

What would you say Poe's poetic style was? Meaning did he use rhythm,
rhyme, rhyme scheme, figurative language, etc.

Jordan from United States
Comment 41 of 709, added on May 9th, 2005 at 5:42 PM.

A very expressive and sad poem...I believe Poe was a very sad man who
wanted the world to understand his inner-emotions. He probably became an
alcoholic because he felt he can express himself better without having to
deal with reality. I believe the effects of the alcohol was speaking to
him that brought out his ways of thinking and feelings.

Marychelo from United States
Comment 40 of 709, added on May 7th, 2005 at 5:50 PM.

In the first stansa of this poem, Edger is expresing his sadness for a
loved one who has gone away. The second stansa could be interpreted in many
difrent ways. obviusly the waves and sand represent something, some people
think the sand is his life, or his dreams, or maby his memories, but I
think they are all of the people that were close to him. In Poe's life he
lost many members of his famly and his wife to an illness. He was also a
drunk and was always looking for someone to love after his wife died. This
would suport my conclusion about this poem.

Hannah from United States

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