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Poem of alone by edgar allan poe

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Poem of alone by edgar allan poe

  1. 1.  This paper explaining abot psychologycal analysis of poem Alone Edgar Allan Poe. Alone, as the name suggests, is a poem about an introvert, about a person that was not very confident of himself, for he was diffident. The first half of the poem was about Poe's terrible childhood. The second half of the poem is about his family life, and so on. Let me explain more detailed. The first eight lines are about him not having the same passions as others, and about his normal life with his parents. The phrase even makes you think that he preferred being different to others The lines 9, 10, 11 and 12, are about how the dawn of his childhood, the early times of his childhood changed into something negative, which was what 'of a most stormy life was drawn' meant, the next line, 'From every depth of good and ill' meant that the change was made from the normal good and bad things in his life so far. The next line is about him questioning himself why it had happened to him. Lines 12 to 19 explains why he was taken from those factors of his life, and he explains how those beautiful and dangerous moods of nature like the torrenta, was part of his life. The last 3 lines are perhaps the most important.As far as I have read, Poe had spent most of his childhood to young adulthood with his foster parents, since he was an orphan. Poe had always mentioned his foster father as being very strict, aggressive and very practical, unlike Poe, who was always outside in the greens. So I think the last few lines are about his father suddenly looking down at him (the demon), when he was gazing at the blue sky, which he describes as heaven.
  2. 2.  He was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston. After being orphaned at age two, he was taken into the home of a childless couple John Allan, a successful businessman in Richmond, Va., and his wife. Allan was believed to be Poe’s godfather. At age six, Poe went to England with the Allans and was enrolled in schools there. After he returned with the Allans to the U.S. in 1820, he studied at private schools, then attended the University of Virginia and the U.S. Military Academy, but did not complete studies at either school. After beginning his literary career as a poet and prose writer, he married his young cousin, Virginia Clemm. He worked for several magazines and joined the staff of the New York Mirror newspaper in 1844. All the while, he was battling a drinking problem. After the Mirror published his poem “The Raven” in January 1845, Poe achieved national and international fame. Besides pioneering the development of the short story, Poe invented the format for the detective story as we know it today. He also was an outstanding literary critic. Despite the acclaim he received, Poe was never really happy because of his drinking and because of the deaths of several people close to him, including his wife in 1847. He frequently had trouble paying his debts. It is believed that heavy drinking was a contributing cause of his death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849
  3. 3.  ALONE   From childhood’s hour1 I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring2— 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 lov’d—I lov’d alone— Then—in my childhood—in the dawn Of a most stormy life—was drawn From ev’ry 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 roll’d In its autumn tint of gold— From the lightning in the sky As it pass’d 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. (http://cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides7/ Alone.html )  Sendiri  Dari jam milik masa kanak dimana aku belum ada  Seperti yang lain: aku belum melihat  Seperti yang orang-orang saksikan; aku tak mampu membawa  kehendak hasratku dari musim semi yang datar ini  Dari ujung hulu yang sama belum juga aku ambil  Kesedihanku; aku sungguh tidak mampu membangun  hatiku agar bergembira pada lirih bunyi yang sama;  Sebab dari seluruh yang aku cintai, aku begitu mencintai sendiri  Kemudian dalam masa kanakku, di sebuah fajar  Lewat hidup yang maha membadai— sudah tergambar  Setiap dasar kedalaman dari yang sehat dan yang sakit  Rahasia dimana terus menerus aku terjepit.  Dari seluruh aliran air yang mengucur ataupun yang memancur  Dari jurang-jurang diantara rongga pegunungan  Dari matahari yang rutin mengitari aku untuk menggulirkan  aroma cahaya musim gugurnya yang kekuningan  Dari kilatan-kilatan di langit  Yang seolah mengajak aku terbang  Dari lenguh guruh maupun pangkal badai  Dari payung mendung yang kepadaku nyaris sampai  (ketika surga jadi teramat biru)  Iblis bermukim di sekujur pandanganku. 
  4. 4.  He wrote this poem when he was 20. He speaks of his childhood and his foster parents. It was not published in his lifetime. And Edgar Allen Poe, wazs not rich. He was not poor, but he was not rich, he struggled a fair bit, but he was very well known. This poem is about his struggle, when he was looking up to heaven his foster father, looked down on him as a demon. It's so meaning full and it's sad that he never got to see how much this poem means to all of us that have commented. Therefore, The meaning of this poem is loneliness. Poe felt alone all his life and he was an introvert, who no one understood, even his own wife. He faced many struggles, but instead of putting those memories behind him and becoming a happier person, he held on to those memories and became bitter. My favorite line in this poem is, "Demon in my view." This line can mean anything, but I think it means taht most people saw things as beautiful and sweet, but he saw everything for waht it was: bleak and uncaring. And that was his demon.

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