Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Alone - Poem 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
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Comments about Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Richard Blay (4/25/2015 8:28:00 AM)

    Love it much. There comes a time when we all experience such situation (Report) Reply

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/19/2015 5:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful and superb (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Amazing... every part of it... wow... :) (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2015 12:04:00 AM)

    Relevant. It hits the nail in the head. (Report) Reply

  • Red (3/2/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    This poem is widely regarded as being his most revealing piece written when he was all of nineteen. Ironically this brilliant verse proves those of us who feel so keenly are not alone. (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2014 10:19:00 PM)

    WOW.... (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2014 11:59:00 PM)

    felt every word touch my flesh with a scratch and a push from a reflective needle (Report) Reply

  • Willian Menuci (10/10/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    I just love when a poem send shivers down my spine.
    That's what I think poetry is: make you feel what the poet was feeling when he wrote.
    (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (9/9/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    10 thumbs up. Perfect in rhyme and wonderful message (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/6/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Poets have macro and micro view that's the difference of vision ..Away from the common path and the eyes make a poet Poe the famous bard ... (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2014 2:16:00 AM)

    I've kept trying to find a Poe poem that I could genuinely say I liked. This almost makes it. This time his bouncy rhythms and punchy rhymes are tempered by enjambment. If one reads this aloud - as sentences, not as lines - then the sounds are subtler and the rhymes are subjugated to sense. The theme, it seems to me, is the despondency of the child who is a loner, an outsider in his family/school/community, alienated from his peers. I had similar childhood experiences. Fortunately - providentially I am brought to say -, I found friends who helped me and mentors who guided me, so that I escaped the poet's most stormy life. I am thankful to my God. (Report) Reply

    Ben Miller (10/22/2014 10:07:00 PM)

    The theme, to me, is less about a child who was excluded from normal child festivities and more about about a child who was inverted and could not enjoy normal in any form.

  • Ging Taping (9/1/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    It reminds me of my childhood years... (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/23/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    Tear rolled on my chick Thought its me May your soul rest in peace AEP (Report) Reply

  • (8/4/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    I love all work by E.A.P. My work has been compared to his, I am honored. :) (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (6/9/2014 10:33:00 AM)

    Hauntingly conveyed. Many of us poets and writers deeply comprehend Alone. Thank goodness for poetry and literature, to give us a realm in which we can feel connected. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/9/2014 5:58:00 AM)

    the world is really a mystery, good one. (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2014 4:11:00 AM)

    Pessimistic poem and the experience of childhood felt it very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (6/9/2014 12:17:00 AM)

    A lot of sadness taken from these words. (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 6:34:00 AM)

    alone....its a very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2014 5:18:00 AM)

    when i red this 86324poem i wrote these two lines from my childhood i have not been, , , , , , happy but that doese not mean , , , , , , , i was on this planet without aim, , , , , , , , my great hope is my creator name (Report) Reply

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