Monday, 13 June 2016

Edgar Allan Poe revealed that all the things had been of mystery to him, had remained mysterious since his childhood; as a result of his imaginative reasoning and absolute flare for loneliness. From line 1 to 8, he said that things that delighted the kids were in no way delightful to him and all the things he had loved, were in his state of loneliness.

The poem is a 23-line poem with a well structured lines (in terms of rhythm and end rhyme) the lines are in tetrameter with a line having similar end rhyme with the next line in form of couplet. The dominant poetic device is repetition of phrases "I have not", "As others", "I lov'd", "From the", etc.

One among the themes of the poem is mystery. Poe had himself full of life's mystery. He confessed that the ways everything was mysterious in his childhood still remained mysterious in his adulthood. Another theme is loneliness and deep sense of imagi
native reasoning.

Line 1- 8, From childhood, I've been different from other kids even the things that pleasure them didn't pleasure me. Line 9 - 18, even natural things are all mysterious in their existence the good and bad, the fountains are mountains, etc. Line 19 - 23, further buttress the poet's mystery:
"As it pass'd 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 --"

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)


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