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Analysis of A dream within a Dream (Edgar Allen Poe)
Posted by: Altema (---.vnnyca.adelphia.net)
Date: November 23, 2003 10:28PM

Hiya everyone. Im gonna have to analyze a poem and i think im gonna choose A dream within a Dream by Edgar allen poe.

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?


Im having trouble analyzing it. The only thing i can think of is that hes refering to life and that it all might be a dream and nothing is real. Other than that im clueless. So if anyone has some indepth analysis then could you please share? Thank you winking smiley


Re: Analysis of A dream within a Dream (Edgar Allen Poe)
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 23, 2003 10:40PM

Altema, the proper category for this type of question is the Homework Assistance forum, please post this over there.

Here's a previous discussion held on that forum:

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Also go to Google type in "A Dream Within a Dream, poem, criticism". That should give you much to ponder.


Les


Re: Analysis of A dream within a Dream (Edgar Allen Poe)
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: November 24, 2003 07:23AM

Altema, why did you pick this particular poem? You must have had some clue.


Re: Analysis of A dream within a Dream (Edgar Allen Poe)
Posted by: Altema (---.vnnyca.adelphia.net)
Date: November 24, 2003 09:36AM

The assignment was to choose a poem that struck you. I was reading alot and nothing seemed to interest me.


I have to do that too heres wut i think
Posted by: Lilo (---.anhmca.adelphia.net)
Date: March 29, 2004 11:00PM

I think its about how he lost someone he loved and he spent his whole time with her like it was a dream and not real. i also think the wave is referancing to god.
I hope this helps smiling smiley




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