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(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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Alone

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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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/gracious-anointing/

  • 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.

  • 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...

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

    i really liked this poem

  • 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.

  • Dee Daffodil (6/13/2007 11:37:00 PM)

    Wow! ! He sure could write! ! !

  • Leonard Daranjo (6/11/2007 1:09:00 AM)

    Fantastic Poem. Has great meaning for me. One of the ways of appreciating a piece of art is by identifying. This is exactly how I feel about this poem.

  • Doug Tatz (5/23/2007 8:51:00 PM)

    Many people have had been through the experience of not fitting in. It may be for a variety of reasons. In Alone, by Edgar Allen Poe, the speaker expresses himself and his feelings about not fitting in. 'From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; ' Not only is he alone in action, he is alone in thought. All the hardships he has suffered, he has suffered alone. All the joys he has experienced, he has also enjoyed alone. The speaker has trouble relating to other people his feelings about things. He has learned to take poeple's indifference as it comes, ' From every depth of good and ill'.

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