the valley of unrest .. what style? what made he write it? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

what did he mean by this poem and what was the style? why did he write? if you know let me know im doing my midterm on this and need a few answers to help me thanks

the valley of unrest

Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They had gone unto the wars, Trusting to the mild-eyed stars, Nightly, from their azure towers, To keep watch above the flowers, In the midst of which all day The red sunlight lazily lay. Now each visitor shall confess The sad valley's restlessness. Nothing there is motionless- Nothing save the airs that brood Over the magic solitude. Ah, by no wind are stirred those trees That palpitate like the chill seas Around the misty Hebrides! Ah, by no wind those clouds are driven That rustle through the unquiet Heaven Uneasily, from morn till even, Over the violets there that lie In myriad types of the human eye- Over the lilies there that wave And weep above a nameless grave! They wave:- from out their fragrant tops Eternal dews come down in drops. They weep:- from off their delicate stems Perennial tears descend in gems.

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2001


i dont know

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2004

if it helps, im doing a similar assignment. I think Poe is trying to say how before, all the wars, there was peace and everything was beautiful, but once the wars started, a everything began to die and everything was lost. that's a summary of what I have so far, but im trying to find out wut "Hebrides" are... hope this helps. email me for more.

-- Anonymous, December 08, 2004

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