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A Dream- A Poem on Sorrow by Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream is an interesting poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The main message as far as I can understand is that the poem tells us that if our heart is full of sorrow it should not make us rest in fear, but we should overcome the fear with happiness as the prize.

In ‘A Dream,’ Poe masterfully weaves a tapestry of emotions, delving deep into the human psyche. The juxtaposition of sorrow and happiness serves as a poignant reminder that life’s trials and tribulations are but fleeting moments in the grander tapestry of existence. It urges us to confront our fears head-on, armed with the knowledge that joy can be the ultimate reward for our struggles. Through vivid imagery and eloquent verses, Poe invites us to embrace the ebb and flow of life, finding solace in the beauty that emerges from the depths of our souls.

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely
beam
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro’
storm and night,
So trembled from afar-
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth’s day- star?

Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream- Wonderful poem that teaches us to overcome sorrow with joy.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Poem
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