Analysis Of Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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"Alone," the simple yet complex poem by Edgar Allan Poe, can be viewed to be born from many different origins. What we do know about the poem is that it is simply beautiful. Even though its beauty is known by the contrasting metaphors and what not, we do have to take notice in why he wrote such a thing. Was it as a basis of telling us his thoughts or was it just for our entertainment? To me, "Alone" is a direct view of Poe 's life and his hardships that came from it. His constant struggles and losses geared him into what he was during his time and in this poem, he expresses that very same thing. He takes notice in the bad and the good of every event. "Alone" is the epitome of Poe 's thinking and his view of himself in the eyes of the public. …show more content…
He knew that he was on the left side of the psychological plane while others were on the right. The things that made others happy, did not have the same effect on Poe. "My passion from a common spring" tells us exactly that when we read the poem. The passage tells us basically that while others thought more of the optimistic "bright side," he was sure to differ with his pessimistic thoughts.
In the poem, Poe explains that since he was a child, there was something different about him; something "special." He didn 't view life as others did or did have the same interests as others. The line "And all I loved – I loved alone" reinforces that statement. He uses a series of symbolic metaphors to show that even in the good sense or the bad sense, he stayed the same. "From the depth of good and ill" gives you the indication of this. His judgment was never swayed from outside sources. For example, "From the torrent, or the fountain" gives you the positive and negative views of the element water. The positive as if it was something like a fountain and the negative as if it was something of a deadly storm. He used this to show that in both, he would stay true to who he was; that he was indifferent to the matter at
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"From childhood 's hour, I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw…" simply states that he was unlike everyone who may have had the same feelings with each other. This made him feel, at times, unique and alone. At some point he takes this state of being alone as a good thing; not as being in total isolation but in being alone in thought. He was always fascinated by the dark side or nature of the human being and relates his own dark nature to the mystery which binds him still. He learns to accept this "demon" that is always with him because it is a part of him. Unlike others who are consume by the plagues of a hard childhood, he grew to be a part of it and it a part of

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