What's "ALONE" about?

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Ok, I'm really bad any analyzing poetry, so could someone please tell me what Poe's ALONE is about?

-- Anonymous, June 10, 2000


i had to analyze this poem for a class...this is what i got from it... he's saying that ever since he was born, he saw and took the world in differently than everyone else. not badly, just dofferently. he found beauty in the uncommon things, not the typical. and he felt that he was the only one who did "and all i lov'd - i lov'd alone -" and what everyone else found was beautiful, he thought the opposite "of a demon in my view" have you seen American Beauty? well the guy with the camera, he had the same idea i think. i hope that helps

-- Anonymous, July 26, 2000

I don't know if you ever read Fyodor Dostoevsky's work. Dyst. is a recluse, who basically secludes himself from the world. But his seclusion is by option and not circumstance. Poe's poem reminds me of him. I guess in that poem Poe was saying that he didn't see or feel things as others did. He was like an outsider, as some sort of spectator to the world, and that everything he had or felt could not be comprehended by anyone but himself. i think he tried to escape that world of loneliness, but couldn't because that was who he was. It was already who he had become and this demon that he mentions in the end is a "phantom" of his life. A demon which he could not escape. That maybe will be with him until his death.

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2000

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