Symbolism in " The happiest day, the happiest hour" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Hey! I have been studying Edgar Allan Poe's poem " The happiest day, the happiest hour" and i can't find any symbolism in it. Can anyone help me because i have a project where i have to state symbolism in his poems. If anyone could help that would be great. thanks a lot.

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2002


The metaphor of time flying permeates the poem from beginning to end. "For on its wing was dark alloy" concludes the loss with saying the pain started then too so there is truly no desire to go abck to the moment when both Hope and despair began. Poe's duality with despair getting the experiential upper hand bracketing beginning and end of poem.

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2002

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