Literary Analysis Of A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe

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A Dream “But a waking dream of life and light/ Hath left me broken-hearted.”(3-4). In his lyrical poem, “A Dream,” Edgar Allen Poe introduces a dream to involve the past. In this dream, he shows that someone he loved has past away and broke his heart, and the only way he can see them is through his dreams. In the Romantic Period in American Literature, Edgar Allan Poe uses gothic style in his poem “A Dream”. Through capitalization, end rhyme, and tone, Poe lets the reader know the feelings through the dream that is shared. Despite Poe’s boisterous life, his effort mirrors other authors during the Romantic Period in American Literature. Poe uses his experiences in life to write his morbid poems that many enjoy. “A Dream” accommodates illustrations that mirror the Romantic Characteristics, such as the fascination of death and the supernatural. In the first stanza, Poe emphasizes that someone had shattered his heart through death. “In visions of the dark night/ I have dreamed of joy departed.”(1-2) He uses the word departed to refer to the death of someone he dearly cherished. The death and supernatural is a characteristic that is frequently used in Poe’s …show more content…
After reading it again, you will find keywords like “departed”(2) and “broken-hearted”(4) to show that the speaker 's heart was shattered into pieces. You can also use the title of the poem “A Dream” to feature that the poem is about a dream that the speaker continuously has. While envisioning the dreams capitalization, end rhyme, and tone, appear to the reader as misery to a dim light at the end of the tunnel. Misery and Death show the characteristics of the Romantic Period in American Literature, but its also showing the Gothic Style that Poe frequently uses throughout his morbid poems. There’s more to the poem then just Gothic Style, Poe demonstrates the emotions that everyone has experienced while losing their beloved in “A

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