2nd period Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849 Poe was a Magnificent American poet, short story writer, journalist, and literary critic he was born on january19th 1808 in Boston Massachusetts he didn’t have the best life and after his wife died in 1847 he fell apart emotionally and died two years later. But people remember him for his style of how he wrote his poems and stories. TAG: TITLE= alone, to the river, hymn AUTHOR=Edgar Allan Poe, GONRA=poets Edgar Allan Poe poems always have a meaning, tone and theme
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. Alone is lyrical poem meaning he is addressing himself as the narrator he is talking about his childhood and how he grew up alone at first being different from everybody else when he gets older and older until the demon is in his view which can be inferred as death the tone is sad and the theme is trauma.
To the river Fair River! in thy bright, clear flow Of crystal, wandering water, Thou art an emblem of the glow Of beauty-the unhidden heart-The playful matiness of art In old Alberto's daughter; But when within thy wave she looks-Which glistens then, and trembles-Why, then, the prettiest of brooks Her worshipper resembles; For in his heart, as in thy stream, Her image deeply lies-His heart which trembles at the beam Of her soul-searching eyes. In the first stanza its comoring the girl to the river and in the second stanza its saying how she’s in his hear tone admariots and the theme is romantic
At morn–at noon–at twilight dim-Maria! Thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe–in good and ill-Mother of God, be with me still! When the hours flew…