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

  • Ismael Esrada (12/29/2014 10:19:00 PM)


    WOW.... (Report) Reply

    27 person liked.
    21 person did not like.
  • Tracy Randolph (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 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

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


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

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed 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

  • Frank Avon (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 Ging Taping (9/1/2014 9:23:00 AM)


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

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed 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

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


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

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/9/2014 4:11:00 AM)


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

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (6/9/2014 12:17:00 AM)


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

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


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

  • Dea Dear (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

  • * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 1:30:00 AM)


    .......a poem which leaves a haunting image in the mind....enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:34:00 AM)


    Very harmonize kind of poem. Perfect in theme (Report) Reply

  • Taylor Kilgour (2/21/2014 4:06:00 PM)


    Let's face it, 'Alone' is one of the greatest, most powerful, deep and meaningful poems of all time. (Report) Reply

  • Valentin Savin Valentin Savin (2/21/2014 1:25:00 AM)


    I love the poem so much, because it reminds me of my own childhood. My father left my mother when I was six y.o. and I was brought by stepmother. I can't say she was bad. She was just alien to me. I did'nt wish to call her mother and was bitten by my father. There were three of us children. Myself, my sister and my stepbrother. I was always guilty if anything went wrong with us children and was always to blame. I was sort of introvert and different from others. I felt myself alone and abandoned. So much for that. The thing is I've translated the poem into my own toungue - Russian. And I hope that my countrymen will be able to understand and appreciate Poe's poems. (Report) Reply

  • Drex Van Zandt (1/23/2014 3:51:00 AM)


    This one really strikes a chord with me. (Report) Reply










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