Alone By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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The poem that I am analyzing is called “Alone”, written by Edgar Allan Poe. He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a poet who works of fiction and horror majorly impacted literature. He is also an American author, editor and literary critic. His death remains a mystery, there are different stories about how he died but no one really knows the truth behind his death. This poem “Alone” is a powerful lyrical poem that has portrayed Edgar Allan Poe’s tough and suffering childhood. The poet is the narrator of this poem. He talks about his strange and tough childhood throughout the poem with a dark tone along ...view middle of the document...

“I could not bring, my passions from a common spring.”(Line 3-4)
“Alone" by Edgar Allan is about his personal childhood life, which evokes many emotions, as it has to do with how his parents death has affected him and his perspective. Edgar has created this scenario by using visual imagery, structure and rhyme. The visual imagery included sets the reader into his life situation and emphasizes on the main idea. This allows the reader to get more of an understanding, which is rather depressing and unpleasant. 'From the red cliff of the mountain' (line 14), the 'red cliff' creates a dangerous and risky image letting the reader build tension and keep engaging.

In the lines “My sorrow I could not awaken, my heart to joy at the same tone; and all I loved, I loved alone.” The poet shows that he still cannot let go of deaths of his dearest people and be happy. It is like all the things that have happened to him like losing all the people he loves just keep on haunting him and will not let him free where he’ll never manage to fit in with the normal people and will always be the odd one...

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