Interpreting "SPIRITS OF THE DEAD" by E.A.Poegreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
As I began reading the poem, from the first four stanzas, I was able to see a message the poem was trying to get across: After death, your spirit has no hope for happiness(or, you're in hell). But as I got to the fifth stanza, I got confused. I understand the first line, but I am having trouble interpreting the last four lines. I was wondering if you can help me. What do those last four lines mean? Is your interpretation inconsistant the message that I thought Poe was attempting to get across?
-- Anonymous, June 10, 2000
In the last 4 lines, i think that poe is talking about the mystery of the after life. The mist is unbroken and hangs upon the trees. I think that humans are the trees and we cannot break through the mystery of death. Jessica
-- Anonymous, June 24, 2000