What is The Evening Star by Edgar Allen Poe mean?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
Help me please people! I have to write an analysis of The Evening Star but I have no clue what it is about! If you have any clue please save me, and write me a response!
-- Anonymous, May 21, 2002
An early poem(1827) not revisited. A fairly simple poetic comparison emotionally relating to the Evening Star rather than the greater light of the Moon. A love of the smaller, more "proud" burning light(Poe? Poe's inspiration?) as opposed to the cold, tyrannical oppressive Moon(the greater world, the accepted and worshipped way). It is similar thus in sentiment to "Alone" in seeing things differently, as one apart and seeing greater value in things overlooked or hidden to others. So the poem is in two parts from the changing viewpoint of the poet observing the night sky and the movement of a cloud(again compare to "Alone"). Views the Moon, the obscuring cloud, turns to the proud Evening Star. Further enhancing the mood of seeking consolation(light) is the setting of night.
-- Anonymous, May 22, 2002