Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

A Dream Within A Dream - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
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Topic(s) of this poem: dream

Comments about A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (10/26/2009 7:33:00 PM)

    i guess the golden sand is describing poe's lost loves, (mother, foster mother, virginia) (Report) Reply

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  • (10/4/2009 1:02:00 AM)

    After I read it, I wanted to cry. No matter how hard you try, you can not hold onto the sand. Reality just slips away, and you are left wondering if it was just a dream within a dream. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2009 5:30:00 PM)

    This is a real masterpiece - one of Poe's very best. However, I would personally not be saddened at the loss of the sand. The second stanza has too strong a take for me. The first stanza is absolutely wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2009 2:28:00 AM)

    what is it supposed to mean
    I need to do an analysis of it?
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  • (7/16/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    master's piece...it is (Report) Reply

  • (7/7/2009 9:59:00 PM)

    the part about the sand is perfect. it shows you can never seem to save a single grain (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    I see it more of life as the dream he's describing. That life is like a dream in so many ways, that it can be seen, and experienced like one. (Report) Reply

  • (6/16/2009 1:03:00 PM)

    This is a true masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2009 2:58:00 PM)

    grammar & punctuation is not correct and 'the' is 'thy' form what I recall from 5th grade. I recited this in front of an audience of my classmates, it was a big hit! As an author, I keep myself busy attempting Poe's greatness in poetry. Of course, that's impossible to attain. (Report) Reply

  • (5/24/2009 8:52:00 PM)

    Poe, the master, what a great poem it flows smoothly and is a pleasure to read.also read my A Zephyr is Blowing you'll like it. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2009 9:19:00 AM)

    POE, captured the illusiveness of a dream in the sand analogy. How dreams are like whispers of a breeze, blowing against our being. They seem to have a reality but only tickle our fancy of desires in their fulfillments. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2009 1:09:00 AM)

    this is one of my idols aside from Langston Hughes and Tupac Shakur! i love this poem! truly poetic and brilliantly done! ! marvelous! (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2009 11:07:00 PM)

    Great poem, check out my poems too (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2009 7:43:00 AM)

    Ah yes this is very good! This poet knew how to structure (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    Poe fans may be familiar with Alan Parson's Project 'Tales of Mystery & Imagination' concept album based on Poe's work,10 +++ in my opinion, same rating for the poem too of course! ..the album has a track named after this poem..if only I had a CD player now..I ought to buy one. (Report) Reply

  • (1/28/2009 1:04:00 PM)

    This kinda makes you think about whats real and whats not (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2009 12:01:00 AM)

    This poem is quite possibly my favorite. He is such a great writer. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2009 8:25:00 AM)

    Poems make people create their own story, good or bad.I remember my story(when I read ''Dream within a Dream'') the happy days with my dearest friends, too... (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (12/19/2008 2:15:00 AM)

    What an imagery of a helplessness! ! ! The merciless Time takes our whole and we remain alone in the shore helpless, ruined! ! ! I wonder how our sorrow and grieves remain so uniquely common through the ages! ! ! !
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  • (11/6/2008 12:13:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem is this! ! (Report) Reply

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