Alone - Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P.2 October 9 2019 Poetry Response#3 Alone Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe uses repetition to show the deep

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Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P.2 October 9, 2019 Poetry Response #3 Alone Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe uses repetition to show the deep loneliness Poe feels. To portray this tone, Poe starts the poem saying, "From childhood's hour I have not been / As other were--I have not seen / As others saw--" (Lines 1-3). Poe reiterates this idea that he does not think the same as others would as a child. He explains that even from a young age he has felt a loss of connection from the people around him. This loneliness can be shown through his repeated phrases. He isolates himself to very separate thoughts from everyone else. By isolating his thoughts from others, it starts the poem by creating a melancholy atmosphere, showing that his further thoughts are one's of deep grief. Poe continues this sorrowful tone when he writes, "I could not awaken / My heart to joy at the same tone-- / And all I lov'd--I lov'd alone--" (Lines 6-8). Poe tells the audience that
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Unformatted text preview: he cannot feel happiness as deeply as he feels sadness towards his life. Then, he goes on to use repetition by reiterating the fact that he is alone, and what he has loved in his life he has not had anyone to share these feelings. By repeating these lines, it notifies the audience of the importance of his feelings. It notifies them that he has faced many of his life obstacles alone. He is alone and he reminds them of this. These feelings of loneliness are shown through his writing and repetition of simple phrases. Overall, Poe wants the audience to notice his feelings. He wants them to see how disconnected he feels from the rest of the world and for how long he has felt this way. That is why he portrays this lonely character throughout the poem. It is to show the audience how lonely he truly feels....
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