Poe Post 2

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More stuff from Poe, I can never get tired of his stuff.

"But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate" ("The Haunted Palace")

In the beginning of the poem, Poe presents us with images of a magnificent palace with "Banners yellow, glorious, golden" and "with pearl and ruby glowing was fair the palace door." Then comes the quote I started the entry with and the poem turns into classic Poe. The "spirits moving musically" to "vast forms, that move fantastically." The change is sudden (at least to me anyway) like a part in a movie where everyone is dancing to music, but then it abruptly stops when some terrible secret is revealed.

"There is a two-fold Silence--sea and shore--
Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places" ("Silence")

There are two kinds of silence: peaceful and lonely (or whatever word you prefer). Everyone needs to have quiet time, but the second type of silence can be depressing. For the second type of silence, you realize that you're alone or it can perhaps make you go insane.


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