Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Alone


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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  • Rookie Lenore Lee (11/29/2011 6:18:00 PM)

    Gorgeous poem with a great meaning... uniqueness can alienate a person to the point of being so different that you don't understand people in general; it can turn you into a sociopath.
    'All I loved, I loved alone' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronald James De Langen (11/22/2011 5:51:00 PM)

    Nice poem I can really relate to not only the message but the style... the more I read Poe's work the more he is becoming my favorite. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,782 Points Kevin Patrick (10/27/2011 3:31:00 PM)

    A chilling portrait of what alienation and loneliness can do to a person, that is alien from everyone else, painful but beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Assorted Thoughts (10/18/2011 8:52:00 PM)

    I heard, mostly on here, that Poe wanted to discard this poem and scratch it from his records.
    Not sure why, it might not be The Conqueror Worm but Alone gives me goose bumps every time I read it…Isn’t that the idea? (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,655 Points Dave Walker (8/23/2011 4:02:00 PM)

    Good poem. Take a look at my
    New poems. One called, for michael hicky
    A true story of a man fighting for his
    Freedom. And one called, boy to a man (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 496 Points Juan Olivarez (6/9/2011 7:53:00 AM)

    Poe was an incredible poet. And though this work is not nearly close to his best it tells you of the tormented life he led. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nina F (6/13/2010 10:44:00 AM)

    amazing i loved this writer from the first time i read his book the fall of the house of usher......and i falled in love with this poem.....bravo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Undead Perez (6/12/2010 4:56:00 PM)

    Simply amazing! I mean, he's pretty much the best poet that ever lived! ! This poem is one of favorites from all the wonderul inspiring poems he has ever written. You cant deny that when you read his work, you get a feeling of awe and it makes you want to worship him if possible. The best is when he seldom uses his lifes tragedies and makes a poem such as this one. So passionate with the hint of suffering! He basically personifies what it means to be a true poet........... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (6/9/2010 6:05:00 AM)

    Genius sets men apart, but that very genius creates works that draw all men together in, as far as possible, a common understanding. No one but Beethoven could write his symphonies yet his work is universally comprehensible. Genius says what everyone knows, yet which only a genius can express. Childhood traumas do not make a genius, though they may colour his or her works. (Report) Reply

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