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

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Comment 28 of 718, added on February 4th, 2005 at 6:28 PM.

I first read this poem when I was in my 30's and was immediately affected
by the sadness and loneliness of the writer. From the first verse 'take
this kiss upon the brow' shows that he is leaving someone that he loves
deeply. The relationship has broken up because he cannot hold onto it -
like the sand it slipped through his fingers and he was but living in a
dream, as we all are. It is profound and moving to say the least, a great
piece of work and one I shall always remember.

sandy from United Kingdom
Comment 27 of 718, added on February 1st, 2005 at 3:03 PM.

When I read this poem, the first thing I got out of it was that when Edgar
wrote it, he was saying that you live like your life is a dream. You don't
really live it like you are supposed too. I like the poem, don't get me
wrong. But you are supposed to live your life the way you want to. Live
your life to the fullest.

Donna from Armenia
Comment 26 of 718, added on January 30th, 2005 at 6:50 PM.

I like this poem. It is truly deep. Poe lived a miserable life from his
step parents to his fiance he never married. His life was so sad. I pity
him, and I love his works, too. He is a great writer. ^_^

fllnstr18 from United States
Comment 25 of 718, added on January 26th, 2005 at 3:59 PM.

This Poem Is Just So BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And it seems so true when it says
hcant save one froma wave.

Heather M. from United States
Comment 24 of 718, added on January 26th, 2005 at 3:35 PM.

you know this would be a great poem if i could read it but huh yea i cant
so i guess ill talk to ya later or something

looie from United Kingdom
Comment 23 of 718, added on January 20th, 2005 at 10:04 AM.

To here all of ur comments about saying "I love it" and for you trying to
understand it is not being fair. To understand this poem completely one
must understand Poe's life. He lead one with mayn financial problems and
maybe that is why his poem is about the mechanicalism of nature.

YaYa from United Kingdom
Comment 22 of 718, added on January 18th, 2005 at 5:38 PM.

this is a great poem and a great man. i admire him so much

chelsea from United States
Comment 21 of 718, added on January 16th, 2005 at 7:56 PM.

this is a great poem... I dont know if I like it as well as I do Annabel
Lee, But it's close. Well I would love to hear of more stuf about Edgar
Allan Poe...

emily from United States
Comment 20 of 718, added on January 16th, 2005 at 10:58 AM.

i love this poem and alwyas have from the first time i read it....he is
such a wonderful writer

Jessie from United States
Comment 19 of 718, added on January 13th, 2005 at 11:21 PM.

i have read it only twice which is not enough for poe..i learned as a young
student that i must read poe many times for me to get the most out of
it..this poem to me means that since our real moments are constantly
fleeing by us and become immediately a thing of the past, that our life is
surreal in a sense like a dream...we really can't hold on to anything
forever like the sand pouring through his hands and quickly
vanishing...everything is in a constant flow of vanishing so it is like a
dream--yes our lives in a way is like one surreal moment after
another..i.e. like a dream within a dream------

jp morella from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: A Dream Within A Dream
Added: Feb 20 2003
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