Re: "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.
could anyone give me a brief analysis of this poem please? and possibly the literary devices in it. thanks!
Gouki: I'm new in this forum. I have an assignment about the analysis of this poem. Maybe I can help you. I know it is too late because you wrote this on February, right? But maybe this may interest you. You can e-mail to: [email protected]
to be in touch. The assignment is gonna be on Nov-30-2005. After doing this, I'll send the info to your mailbox. So please, e-mail me first. Well, see you!