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Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

Alone is a poem of Edgar Allan Poe which got published after his death. this poem is basically a flashback of Allan Poe looking back at when he was a child. The tone of this poem is dark and gloomy, reinforced by such words as alone, stormy, sorrow, thunder and demon. Allan was thinking if writing can help a man’s feelings. Whether it helped him or not, the reader is better able to understand the mystery of why Poe was miserable in his life and he wrote about the subject of loss and unhappiness.

The Poem

From childhood’s hour, I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source, I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov’d — I lov’d alone —
Then — in my childhood — in the dawn
Of a most stormy life — was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still
From the torrent or the fountain,
The red cliff of the mountain,
The sun that ’round me roll’d,
In its autumn tint of gold —
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by —
From the thunder and the storm —
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view —

Post Script

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. the poem Alone published in September 1875, but it was written in 1830 when Poe was only twenty-one. This poem is especially interesting because it was written at such a young age. his works as an editor, a poet, and a critic had a heavy impact on American and international literature. he died on October 3, 1849.

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