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What's the rhythm of The Bells?
-- Anonymous, November 25, 2000
I don't think there is a particular rhythm, each passage is just telling about poe's life, and the materials the bells are made of are what part of his life, so the poem is pretty much just a jingle that fits all together
-- Anonymous, November 26, 2000
I believe that the bells were in tune during certain periods of Poe's life and when disaster hit they were out of tune. If you read this poem carefully it states brazen bells were out of tune. But during the good times like the silver or the golden the bells were in harmony and melody.
-- Anonymous, January 08, 2001
The bells is supposed to be read faster and faster as you go along. The bells smybulize mutiple thoughts screaming in side his head are in his head. He is going mad throughout the poem. The end when it goes the bells,bells,bells ect it is supossed to be like an explosion.
-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001