Alone By Edgar Allan Poe Analysis Essay

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POETRY ANALYSIS
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe and Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Do you know what is worse than being alone? It is to feel lonely even though you are surrounded by people. Everyone has felt lonely at some point in their life but not all overcome it.
Both of my chosen poems, Alone by Edgar Allan Poe and Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, demonstrate the themes of loneliness and despair. Alone reflects back on the writers past and childhood in a melancholy tone and captures the author’s isolation and torment he faced when he was young while speaking about his own personal loneliness. Solitude, however, illustrates the isolation that sadness and internal despair can bring.
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe was published 1875, after Poe’s death. It was written for Lucy Holmes’s autograph book, in which he and his elder brother, Henry, wrote poems. Lucy Holmes’s relatives published the poem in 1875 in Scribner’s monthly.
In the opening line, “From childhood’s hour I have not been, as others were” relates to Poe’s childhood, as Poe felt distant from people at a young age, and he has felt as if he cannot relate to the common feelings that people experience and has forever been different or in other words an outcast. His father was known to be abusive and his mother died
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Another metaphor in this poem is “But alone you must drink life’s gall.” Which implies that if you think negatively, then you shall be negative alone. Additionally, “There is room in the halls of pleasure “as halls are often associated with the connection of large groups of people and that many people can be happy at the same time. “But one by one we must all file on through the narrow aisles of pain.” Also uses metaphors to compare pain to “narrow aisles” which means that it is hard to go through or

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