Alone Poem by Edgar Allan Poe


Rating: 4.4

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
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

Rectum Worms 23 May 2012


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Jennifer Kay Simmons 12 October 2012

The best Poet.Ever.

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Brian Blumenfeld 15 October 2012

a unique soul...poetically sensitive

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Terrance Tracy 13 October 2013

I know the world that Poe was trapped in. Unlike Poe I found a way out of the darkness of futility. I saw the light that put my demons to flight, Poe seems to have been content with the dark world of emotion.

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Freddie Mercury 29 June 2012

Edgar Allan Poe has witnessed death throughout his lifetime and this poem immensely reflects that.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 May 2024

FINAL: on the human condition and the complexities of identity.Full Marks 5 Stars

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 May 2024

on his sense of self and connection to the world. The religious imagery, including the mention of a demon, adds depth to the poem and underscores the theme of isolation. Despite its melancholic tone, "Alone" remains a powerful reflection

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 May 2024

NEXT: loneliness he experienced throughout his life. In summary, "Alone" captures Poe's feelings of loneliness and disappointment, emphasizing the impact of his early experiences

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 May 2024

The theme of this poem is loneliness and the poet's sense of isolation. In this poignant piece, Poe reflects on his feelings of being different from others and the resulting

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Sandra Feldman 23 May 2024

Poe's penetrating pain and unique poetic expression makes him one ot the most universal and great poets of the English language. He is my favorite! and his Annable Lee is the most intense love poem, never to be forgotten!

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