Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Alone - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
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Comments about Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Sarah Abdullah Sarah Abdullah (11/26/2008 7:26:00 AM)

    Can't help but Cry when Reading it
    Amazing...Simply...Amazing
    The words..
    The lines...
    The Emotions...
    Brilliant..... (Report) Reply

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  • May Namoc (10/28/2008 12:29:00 PM)

    love this poem as it expresses my feelings this very moment. brilliant piece from Poe once again as he always amazes me with his words, his poems, and his emotions. I applaud his works as it comes so effortlessly from his mind to his pen to the poem he produced. Bravo Poe! (Report) Reply

  • Krista Laham (10/25/2008 3:39:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite poems by Poe. It is so dark but written amazingly; the rhyming seems effortless. (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Stewart (10/24/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    a wonderful poem written by a wonderful and well missed poet.
    i thank my 7th grade Honors English teacher for introducing Poe's work to me. went and saw a few of his works as plays. Love his work. :) (Report) Reply

  • Crystal P (10/17/2008 9:21:00 PM)

    i love this poem.. i remember when i first read it i was 12 i think? im not sure but i never quite understood what it meant but now it is probably one of my favorite poems.. its quite a dark poem but it is written so beautifully. i have recently done a 1000 word analysis on it for school. for me near the end of the poem its almost like he feels mocked like how the sky may be blue and everything around him is going on normal but he still feels isolated and alone.. im just ratteling off thoughts so this probably doesnt make much sense..

    -crystal
    age 14 (Report) Reply

  • Lindsey Ashton (10/13/2008 6:19:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem, so wise in the world of yourself, where there is no one else and no one else matters. I have felt loneliness and can feel the words you write, this is a great poem, thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Sarita Singh (10/12/2008 2:12:00 AM)

    those who have known loneliness, we atonce be atone with it. (Report) Reply

  • Rohan R (7/31/2008 12:37:00 PM)

    Poe presents his sad realities jewelled from the child hood
    to the old (Report) Reply

  • Michael Pruchnicki (6/9/2008 10:00:00 AM)

    An American poet, critic, and short story writer. Poe produced an enormous and influential body of work before he died at the age of forty, exhausted by a bout of heavy drinking. All the comments posted here touch on his poetry and the topic of loneliness which he treats in ALONE, with an occasional reference to his morbid nature and the madness that drove him.

    Poe saw what others could not see, he asserts, and goes on to suggest in brief 'the dawn of a most stormy life' that was drawn from every depth of good and ill'. Where others saw blue skies overhead (both literally and figuratively) Poe had a vision of the demonic! His poems and stories sought to invoke an inward view of our twisted and complicated psychic life. He shunned the techniques of the realists of the 19th century literary scene who portrayed nature and life objectively and ignored the inner life.

    Note that his most ardent fans and imitators have been, by and large, French. Writers such as Charles Baudelaire (FLOWERS OF EVIL) and Arthur Rimbaud (THE DRUNKEN BOAT) carried his tales of hallucination into the 20th century. (Report) Reply

  • Irena keigh (6/9/2008 2:06:00 AM)

    i like it its very expressive......made me think...but yes i liked it very much......yes yes i did (Report) Reply

  • Marina Murden (5/28/2008 9:06:00 AM)

    Its very good poem i very love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sarah L (5/4/2008 10:06:00 AM)

    does anyone no the date of when the poem was written? (Report) Reply

  • Matt Johnston (4/19/2008 8:32:00 PM)

    Great. I can think of no finer poem to put on the wall of ones bedroom… at least if you live in a dark castle anyway. (Report) Reply

  • Celine Socrates (3/5/2008 9:34:00 AM)

    just BEAUTIFUL. it perfectly captures that 'outcast' feeling that more or less everyone goes through at some point in his/her life. i always feel melancholic after reading this. (Report) Reply

  • Wendy Gomez (2/2/2008 9:58:00 AM)

    Your simply amazing I own ure book of every poem you have written your my hero thank you for existing haha! (Report) Reply

  • Damien L. (11/25/2007 10:01:00 PM)

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  • Ivan Lafayette (11/18/2007 5:28:00 PM)

    A song played in only one take.

    A guitar totally out of tune.

    I composed a song in one take for this particular poem that I love! You can find a video for this song in my uploaded space at blip.tv following this address:

    http: //www.blip.tv/file/292551/

    Because we all have the right to fulfill our inner dreams.

    Enjoy and let me know about your opinion. (Report) Reply

  • Alexis Blanken (10/17/2007 7:41:00 PM)

    i love this poem and all poe's stories but i cant figure wat the theme would be... (Report) Reply

  • Linda Izundu (9/30/2007 9:20:00 AM)

    i really liked this poem (Report) Reply

  • Naveed Akram (7/29/2007 7:24:00 PM)

    ‘Alone’ is poem of much precision in the meaning of solitude. It uses the words which rhyme to great extents, and deposits patience on our minds. For sure, the poem resounds to let us benefit. It keeps us alert with the relevant words, and homes in on our own feelings.
    The first line has wonderfully let our thoughts enter our mind. It kept our drift on the matter of loneliness and slumber; just as a baby or infant can not find enough energy to keep to others, or even other people’s traits. The problem of being alone is to be investigated. This is the natural course of activity - to keep a ‘common spring’. The heart has been used in that line of lines to awaken us and give or take solace. Definitely the speaker is wanting to be alone, and he stresses this in the line, ‘And all I loved, I loved alone.’ It is highly loved by me, as he is saying he loves!
    ‘Still’ he binds to his childhood hours, and still he is comforted by them as a binding force.
    I prefer to anything else, the imagery in the middle of the poem letting us gape at his loneliness with the sun and the lightning and the torrent. These do make the binding take great effect, as the poem is called alone by binding together the words that are concocted for the task. The task has been to eradicate the demon in you. (Report) Reply










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