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Al Aaraaf

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PART I

O! nothing earthly save the ray
(Thrown back from flowers) of Beauty's eye,
As in those gardens where the day
Springs from the gems of Circassy-
O! nothing earthly save the thrill
Of melody in woodland rill-
Or (music of the passion-hearted)
Joy's voice so peacefully departed
That like the murmur in the shell,
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 25 September 2017
Beyond the line of blue- The boundary of the star Which turneth at the view Of thy barrier and thy bar- Of the barrier overgone By the comets who were cast From their pride and from their thro Nice poem, thanks.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 January 2016
The style of narrating the story of the poem with minutest details is simply superb. Enjoyed the poem.
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Susan Williams 12 January 2016
I ran across this little tidbit and thought you all might like to take a look at it. There's this literary device that a writer can use when they want their characters to talk to characters or ideas even though they are not physically there. It is called an apostrophe. One of the times Poe uses this in Al Aaraaf is when Nesace, [ Beauty ] calls out to Ligeia..
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Manonton Dalan 12 January 2016
this so long I got lost in the first third
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Edward Kofi Louis 12 January 2016
That liist our love; with the seasons of life. Nice work.
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* Sunprincess * 10 August 2015
............a most superb write...a very nice composition ?
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Abdalla Juma Shenga 16 July 2015
very intimate piece with the massage that adds value in our lives. Edgar does it again
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 14 March 2015
Reference from Holy Quran Al Aaraaf- suraa 7
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Frank Avon 01 September 2014
A good example of rhyme overdone. As glowing as the thought and themes embodied in this work, the rhymes punch one in the belly and distract one from the emerging vision. Methought, my sweet one, then I ceased to soar And fell- not swiftly as I rose before, But with a downward, tremulous motion thro' Light, brazen rays, this golden star unto! These lines illustrate all too well how language is wrested from its natural beauty by the rigid demands of meter and rhymes. Listen to this sentence: I fell... this golden star unto! Handled subtly and sensitively, as Poe does in his best work, and as poets like Robert Frost do consistently, rhyme can have a heightening effect. But the lines of well-phrased free verse be just as uplifting, more so than in lines like too many in this poem. Poe, indeed, invented American verse, and the French love him still, but Whitman wrote our poetic declaration of independence, and Emily Dickinson outdid them both with her half rhymes, slant rhymes, eye rhymes, and subtle rhymes and rhythms - always the ballad/hymn stanza, but always fresh, the language authentic, not forced.
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a poem in the inner spirituality. GREAT poem
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