Poe's "The Bells"

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I'm looking for any information or analytical essays and stuff on Poe's "The Bells." I have to do this stupid project for school and search engines suck! HELP!

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2000


Phil Ochs sang the Bells in Philadelphia. The Bells poem describes four kinds of bells. At the beginning of the poem it talks about silver bells, which are happy. Then it talks about the golden bells which are not as happy. Throughout the poem the bells get more sad and more sad.

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000

Basically what "The Bells" is trying to portray is the stages of life we go through. In the first stanza it talks about carefree youthful days, then in the second stanza it shifts to a more serious note when it talks about marriage, in the third stanza it starts talking about sickness, and in the fourth stanza we have reached death. As in "The Mask of the Red Death" the rooms symbolized the stages of life.

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2003

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