Paraphrase and full analysis of "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

How would you paraphrase and analyze "alone" by E.A. Poe?

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2003


Well i needed to paraphrase that poem to, what i mostly understand from the poem, is that he was not happy like other kids or other people during his childhood. he felt alone, he was depressed, pretty much no matter what happened, he could not open his heart to enjoy some things in life. the rest, i'm not really sure, hope this sort of helps.

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2003

I have done this several times already if you scroll down patiently and look for other questions on "Alone". Perspective is important, the dual structure, his treasuring of his lonely vision. The first part deals with his childhood, leading up to a revelatory moment contemplating a panoramic, dynamic scene of nature.

-- Anonymous, April 09, 2003

In the midst of the people around him, he finds that his experiences and how he views the important things in life are different from everyone else. No matter who he is with, he knows he is always different from them, which gives him the depressing feeling of being alone.

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2003

The poem reveals Poe's troubled childhood. The poem portrays his lonely approach to life. After each storm there's often a rainbow or in this case a "blue Heaven". However, for Poe this is not the case. While everyone rejoices and enjoys the wonders of the rainbow, his only resort is to settle for his "demon" in the sky. It is his destiny in life to deal with all the negative outcomes of his actions. Even if he takes the same approach, the result for him is always different from that of the people around him. His childhood experiences lead him to a sense of realization and conformity.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2003

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