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Manos Mathew12400 Dr S English 102 Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Edgar Allan Poe was obviously not typical in his style of writing nor in his style of life His father left the family when he was young and his mother was dead by the time Poe was three from tuberculosis So precocious a child must have carried with him deeply imprinted the waning figure and the coughing paroxysms of his mother Darkening 9 For the remainder of his tragic life things never seemed to improve much He lost his wife also his cousin Virginia two years before his own death After his trouble with alcoholism and general bad health Poe died when he was about 40 years old The exact events surrounding his death are still uncertain and somewhat mysterious Most of Poes literary works were inspired by life Alone is Poes way of vocalizing the unique and dismal life that he led He from an apparently young age finds himself with such different feelings about life than most people In this poem Poe describes his own condition of loneliness In the first three stanzas alone Poe discusses that since his early childhood he didnt see the world as others saw it Even as a child his emotions were very hard to express Anything he expressed he kept inside In the sixth stanza Poe writes My sorrow I could not awaken meaning that because he had his emotions bottled up he couldnt even express his sorrow Because he couldnt express his emotions anything he loved he couldnt love with another person he could only love alone There was no way he could express himself emotionally Poe continues to reiterate that since his childhood he had this mystery surrounding him following him wherever he went When he did anything or went anywhere there was this mystery or shadow that continued to bind him This mystery could be the problem of not
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