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

  • Silver Star - 3,772 Points Dave Walker (8/23/2011 4:02:00 PM)

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

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  • Rookie Santiago Dionicio (8/13/2011 9:08:00 PM)

    I accidently stumbled in to this poem...yeah...his talking about me. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 741 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 Rodrigo Cruz (6/3/2011 4:52:00 AM)

    Incredible to see a poem so old describe how we feel now a days. Simply brilliant (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ncamie Pretty Khanyile (11/26/2010 2:17:00 AM)

    Wow am impresed, your lines and your words.please keep it up man (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 - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (6/9/2010 8:24:00 PM)

    I'M TAKEN how beautiful he relates nature to his life. (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

  • Freshman - 658 Points Ramesh T A (6/9/2010 3:31:00 AM)

    Only god or demon can be so! They are two sides of his personality! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (6/9/2010 1:44:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is a superb poet and this poem from his teenage years already foreshadows the master that was to come. This poem in introduction reads like a confession.
    ‘From childhood's hour I have not been
    ‘As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.
    From the same source I have not taken’
    What memories could Poe have of a mother who died when he was two, or of an alcoholic father. Being sent from Massachusetts to London for an education from about six until eleven years of age must definitely have been a lonely experience and seems to explain the lines of not knowing the source from which he originated.
    Poe shares a tragic life with a list of the greatest poets and writers of all time. Perhaps tragedy is the sword that pierces the heart and burns brands into the mind of revelation, producing amazing insightful literature from which we all benefit. Poe was ever a companion in those young years of introspection. As he has been and will remain being for those of us who love him. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie fleur de lys (5/21/2010 5:06:00 AM)

    This is considered Poe's most revealing work. I'll never forget the day I first discovered it and the way it resonated. He is a poet to fingertips. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Bindu Vidyadhar (4/18/2010 8:17:00 AM)

    Lonliness and being unloved by fellow men for reasons which one can't figure, makes one to go to the deapths of ones soul and find happiness within and in nature. Nature alone is our companian. True companion. That is what Poe has expressed here, I think. I loved this poem. Very inspiring and uplifting. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Kolawole Ajao (4/18/2010 6:24:00 AM)

    This poem alone can teach anybody how to become a poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emery Hinton (4/8/2010 9:53:00 PM)

    he's such an amazing writer, this is one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Monique Kardashian (3/28/2010 12:39:00 AM)

    What an amazing poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Alaude Solus (3/15/2010 3:52:00 AM)

    Totally agree with Milica. A poem is how one expresses himself at the time he wrote it. Ergo, your statement was already telling the fact that this is a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Milica Franchi De Luri (3/9/2010 4:47:00 AM)

    I disagree with Justin and Rob V. This is beautiful poem that clearly explains Edgar's filing of not belonging and loneliness (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Valya Lio (2/25/2010 2:21:00 PM)

    LOVE THIS POEM...............(THANKZ MR.EDGAR.ALLAN.POE.) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rob V (2/21/2010 6:28:00 AM)

    I agree with Justin: this is probably Poe's worst poem, likely why he never published it.

    It was written when he was a teenage orphan, living with a foster-father who didn't care much for him. Everyone in their mid-teens feels this way to the point of being cliche. Does that make them all 'disturbed'? Definitely read 'The Conqueror Worm.' Then read 'Epigram for Wall Street.' Then tell me you know all about Poe's writing. (Report) Reply

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