In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream- that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro’ storm and night,
So trembled from afar-
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth’s day-star?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edgar Allan Poe's poem A Dream

13 Comments

  1. karan vikhar says:

    i luv the way poe writes….
    my fav is dreamland though..
    but ist para of this one is really amazing…

  2. jimmi says:

    wwhhhhheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! this poem is on crack and so r u

  3. mike spearow says:

    i hate this poem because he was a crazy wackjob.

  4. Julie says:

    I love the way he has written this poem. He really haas a way with words. I wish i could write like him.

  5. Anjeliquia says:

    this poem is extremly true and is one of my favorite poems by Poe

  6. Rabble says:

    I like the way this is written, he really does a good job of showing how the speaker is hit with the harsh reality that he can’t escape.

  7. Ralph says:

    In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “A Dream”, he made it easy to visualize. He uses his mastery of the English language to provide astounding imagery. He shows that even though dreams can seem horrible at times, they are better than this “cold reality”.

  8. MeLLy says:

    the guy was wack on the head…but w/e the poem was aight

  9. virginia clemm says:

    I HEART EDGAR ALLAN POE! HE IS SOOOOOOO MY IDOL!!! IT WOULD BE THE GREATEST IF HE WAS STILL ALIVE!! don’t you agree??

  10. starr says:

    this poem makes me feel like a bowl of chile

  11. mohamed says:

    i like it so much especially dat dis poet is a very wellknown person really it express my feelings

  12. cara says:

    This poem is awesome because Edgar wrote it.

  13. jenn says:

    this poem’s cool basically because poe wrote it

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