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Poetry Analysis Essay: "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe
Alone; "Alone" is one word that perfectly describes Edgar Allan Poe's devastating life of sorrow; a never ending depression. This poem is the basic rundown of how loneliness played an important factor in the life of Poe stating how he was never like the others and how with even joy and happiness, despair affected him. The poem, "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe, has an abundant usage of symbolism and a unique way of using tone to create the poem that brings his true meaning of a man's life who has been living in isolation and melancholy.
One poetic element used in this poem is symbolism. Symbolism is used in "Alone" as a way for Poe to express his true feelings by using words to create an image or representation of the way he wants his readers to interpret the poem; using symbolism will generate a time period of Poe's life. The reason behind this is, because the words chosen, symbolize the ongoing idea of loneliness in the poem. For example, Poe writes, "(When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of a demon in my view"(Poe 21-22). This is the representation of how around Poe, there was happiness around him but all Poe saw was great despair from within due to the great loneliness. Another line in "Alone" by Poe is, "From the thunder and the storm, And the cloud that took the form"(Poe 19-20), which creates the
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The repeated word of "representation" in the essay is the Poe's life in sadness and loneliness throughout his life and that is what he wants to show. The purpose of the poem is for Poe to show his life of loneliness, hence the title of "Alone". The purpose of the two literary devices I chose is because these are two connected elements that Edgar Allan Poe used in "Alone" to bring out his life story and how loneliness affected his life into a pit of
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