Is 'the city in the sea' about Atlantis? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I need to know a bit more about 'The city in the sea'. Is it about a cematery at night just before dawn or is it about Atlantis as it sank into the sea? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-- Anonymous, March 22, 2001


The City in the Sea ia an analogy depicting the land of the dead. Honestly, it has nothing to do with the lost civilization of Atlantis, but rather it is the region of the dead. It is place that bears no resemblence to anything among the world of the living. It is an ancient, time worn gloom that keeps those in death.


-- Anonymous, March 22, 2001

"The city in the sea," depicts a non-exisitent civilisation in which the soul's of the univerise reside. In this poem it is possible that Poe believes that everybody goes to hell, and that hevan presents only a false hope, that there is importance to our existence. The 'lost City' is not neccessarily refering to the lost city of Atlantis, but a discription of hell. Atlantis, was a civilisation that was mythically destroyed by the Gods. There could be a comparison?

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2001

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