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

  • (11/28/2009 6:32:00 PM)

    I can relate to that. Love this poem. :) (Report) Reply

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  • (11/26/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    Look at all the 'gifted' - Hemingway, London, Joplin, Warhol, etc., etc., etc. Genius, skewed - I suppose! (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2009 6:52:00 PM)

    Why is it so much easier for disturbed people to write great poetry? ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2009 1:02:00 PM)

    Poe's childood seems to be the undercurrent of 'Alone.'l-his mother dying and being abandoned by his father- and raised by others, 'not being as others' his 'passion couldn't come from a common spring' All he love., he loved alone. Poe, in the dawn of a most stormy life was drawn form the depth of his childhood experiences-of good and ill were the mystery which binds him still: the torrent of the fountain; red cliff mountain; (fresh perception) of the sun that round me rolled in its autumn tint of gold-the lightining and thunder passed him by. He couldn't escape his childhood memories even in observing nature for it has its own goods and ills, even the cloud was in the form of a childs mind. Thanks Edgar A, for sharing the light and dark sides of humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Gupta (9/24/2009 3:08:00 AM)

    'great emotional words to read'

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  • (8/29/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    such a great poem, its y only fav ^_^ (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2009 10:07:00 PM)

    my fav poet of all time. (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    a very troubled man with the writing talent of a genius
    if there hadn't been such a vast closet of demons in his life his subject matter of course would have been more lighthearted, and possibly a lot less interesting for us
    he is a classic example of everyone else gaining something from his own misery
    wish I could have known him, but then again he might not have been capable of friendship
    thanks Edgar for showing us what the capabilities are
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  • Kevin Straw (6/9/2009 5:45:00 AM)

    The child is father to the man - I quote from Wikipedia:
    'His father abandoned their family in 1810, and his mother died a year later from consumption. Poe was then taken into the home of John Allan, a successful Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son.'
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  • (6/9/2009 2:06:00 AM)

    Poe reaching into the bosom of the soul. Putting forth all the words, like clouds in a storm of life. Then the eye of the storm the demon, that he described as being alone. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2009 6:28:00 PM)

    What is really interesting is that Edgar wasn't really a drunkard. It was a myth perpetuated by his rival journalists. They tried to discredit him because of their jealousy over his sharp wit, amazing writing ability and quick rise in journalistic importance during his time. Plus he was quite charming with the ladies and some of those ladies happen to be the other writers wives. (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2009 3:32:00 AM)

    poe was a drunkard poet

    i idolized him

    i can write poems so deeply out of liqour influence
    where is the art then by the way
    poe was dead already so stop pleasing him to read your poem
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  • (4/28/2009 5:35:00 AM)

    but do you think Poe would have been any good at Nintendo Weii bowling (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2009 11:11:00 PM)

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

  • (4/1/2009 3:07:00 AM)

    'A demon in my view'
    This poem is beautiful, and haunting. Surely Poe's feelings of indifference were not so severe that 'all (he) loved, (he) loved alone'?
    I read this poem at my high school graduation to a great reception. Apparently more people comprehend this lonliness than I thought.
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  • (2/10/2009 11:04:00 AM)

    I'm getting
    'and all i loved, i loved alone'
    tatoo'd on me.
    I have always find an intrest and love that has allured me to edgar<3
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  • Is It Poetry (11/30/2008 2:46:00 PM)

    No writer such as this or any other yet to come should die in uncommon squalor stripped of ink and paper for lack of funds. (Report) Reply

  • Sarah Abdullah (11/26/2008 7:26:00 AM)

    Can't help but Cry when Reading it
    The words..
    The lines...
    The Emotions...
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  • (10/28/2008 12:29:00 PM)

    love this poem as it expresses my feelings this very moment. brilliant piece from Poe once again as he always amazes me with his words, his poems, and his emotions. I applaud his works as it comes so effortlessly from his mind to his pen to the poem he produced. Bravo Poe! (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2008 3:39:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite poems by Poe. It is so dark but written amazingly; the rhyming seems effortless. (Report) Reply

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