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Eulalie Analysis



Author: Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe Type: Poetry Views: 853

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I dwelt alone

In a world of moan,

And my soul was a stagnant tide,

Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride-

Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.



Ah, less- less bright

The stars of the night

Than the eyes of the radiant girl!

That the vapor can make

With the moon-tints of purple and pearl,

Can vie with the modest Eulalie's most unregarded curl-

Can compare with the bright-eyed Eulalie's most humble and careless

curl.



Now Doubt- now Pain

Come never again,

For her soul gives me sigh for sigh,

And all day long

Shines, bright and strong,

Astarte within the sky,

While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye-

While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.








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| Posted on 2013-02-27 | by a guest


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Here's an essay i did on it and also on Poe's "To Helen"
Poetry Essay
In To Helen and Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe, the poet uses a range of techniques and sound devices to portray two different, but equally important, messages. An important message in To Helen is that beauty is inside and out. And in Eulalie, an important message is that romance brings happiness. In both the poems Poe writes about two women who represent a past relationship he had and uses the theme of beauty to show his love for them.
To Helen uses mythological illusion as a technique to express his love for the woman and his passion for history. This poem appears to be written about a woman called Helen but is based on his first love, Jane Stanard. He uses the name Helen as a metaphor saying that Jane is the mythological Helen of Troy who was supposedly the essence of beauty. “Helen, thy beauty is to me like those Nicean barks of yore…” Here, Poe was meaning that Helen’s beauty is like the boats (barks) used in the past near the legendary place of Troy. This extends the metaphor of her being a mythic character. The poem continues with mentions to Rome and Greece but the second to last line refers to Jane Stanard also being Psyche who is also from Greek legend but is known for her beautiful soul. “Ah, Psyche…” By stating that Jane is two mythic women Poe is meaning that she is Helen for her physical beauty and Psyche for her beautiful soul. Through the technique of using mythological illusion, Poe gets across an important message; that beauty is inside and out.
The theme of beauty is present in the first line of the poem and continued to the end. This theme is shown through mainly simile, alliteration and slight repetition. The simile “Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore…” compares her to a graceful sailing ship. This simile helps readers to understand how Poe perceives her beauty. Keeping with the message and the theme by saying she is beautiful and helpful in stating she is like a boat.
The alliteration used draws attention to the words giving readers a sense of their meaning. “…weary, wayworn wanderer…” This gives the effect of a tired traveller wanting home in a glorious myth of which “Helen” is part of.
Eulalie is a romantic poem with the theme of beauty but also romance. Though starting off depressed, this theme is shown when the poet tells of how he and the woman (Eulalie represents Poe’s first wife Virginia) are in love and are soul mates. “For her soul gives me sigh for sigh And all day long Shines, bright and strong…” This is declaring the two both want each other and together they are, figuratively, glowing! This shows the theme of romance and the message that romance brings happiness.
The techniques are use to bring notice/thought to the words involved. Alliteration is used in the line “…became my blushing bride-…” so we pay attention to him marrying her as well as making her seem as young as she was (Virginia was 13 when they married). The poet also uses hyperbole as an exaggeration of how her eyes glow. “Ah, less - less bright The stars of the night Than the eyes of the radiant girl!” This line tells of how he believes her cheerful eyes make even the stars look dull. The effect this gives off is that she must make him full of joy whenever he looks into his eyes as the stars are relatively amazing. This leads back to the important message of how their love brings happiness.
Edgar Allan Poe explains his message then.
| Posted on 2008-04-07 | by a guest

| Posted on 2010-03-14 | by a guest


.: Ok.. Essay.. :.

Here's an essay i did on it and also on Poe's "To Helen"
Poetry Essay
In To Helen and Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe, the poet uses a range of techniques and sound devices to portray two different, but equally important, messages. An important message in To Helen is that beauty is inside and out. And in Eulalie, an important message is that romance brings happiness. In both the poems Poe writes about two women who represent a past relationship he had and uses the theme of beauty to show his love for them.
To Helen uses mythological illusion as a technique to express his love for the woman and his passion for history. This poem appears to be written about a woman called Helen but is based on his first love, Jane Stanard. He uses the name Helen as a metaphor saying that Jane is the mythological Helen of Troy who was supposedly the essence of beauty. “Helen, thy beauty is to me like those Nicean barks of yore…” Here, Poe was meaning that Helen’s beauty is like the boats (barks) used in the past near the legendary place of Troy. This extends the metaphor of her being a mythic character. The poem continues with mentions to Rome and Greece but the second to last line refers to Jane Stanard also being Psyche who is also from Greek legend but is known for her beautiful soul. “Ah, Psyche…” By stating that Jane is two mythic women Poe is meaning that she is Helen for her physical beauty and Psyche for her beautiful soul. Through the technique of using mythological illusion, Poe gets across an important message; that beauty is inside and out.
The theme of beauty is present in the first line of the poem and continued to the end. This theme is shown through mainly simile, alliteration and slight repetition. The simile “Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore…” compares her to a graceful sailing ship. This simile helps readers to understand how Poe perceives her beauty. Keeping with the message and the theme by saying she is beautiful and helpful in stating she is like a boat.
The alliteration used draws attention to the words giving readers a sense of their meaning. “…weary, wayworn wanderer…” This gives the effect of a tired traveller wanting home in a glorious myth of which “Helen” is part of.
Eulalie is a romantic poem with the theme of beauty but also romance. Though starting off depressed, this theme is shown when the poet tells of how he and the woman (Eulalie represents Poe’s first wife Virginia) are in love and are soul mates. “For her soul gives me sigh for sigh And all day long Shines, bright and strong…” This is declaring the two both want each other and together they are, figuratively, glowing! This shows the theme of romance and the message that romance brings happiness.
The techniques are use to bring notice/thought to the words involved. Alliteration is used in the line “…became my blushing bride-…” so we pay attention to him marrying her as well as making her seem as young as she was (Virginia was 13 when they married). The poet also uses hyperbole as an exaggeration of how her eyes glow. “Ah, less - less bright The stars of the night Than the eyes of the radiant girl!” This line tells of how he believes her cheerful eyes make even the stars look dull. The effect this gives off is that she must make him full of joy whenever he looks into his eyes as the stars are relatively amazing. This leads back to the important message of how their love brings happiness.
Edgar Allan Poe explains his message th

| Posted on 2008-04-07 | by a guest


.: Virginia the Blushing Bri :.

This poem, i think, is about Virginia his cousin and wife.
He writes in the beginning about how he was depressed. He uses the line "...And my soul was a stagnant tide..." which is an oxymoron and a metaphor. This draws attention to his possible confusion and inability to be happy.
Until Eulalie comes along and agrees to marry him. Her beauty even makes the stars look dull "Ah, less- less bright / The stars of the night / Than the eyes of the radiant girl!"
He believes they are soul mates shown in the line "For her soul gives me sigh for sigh..."
Basically, the theme of the poem is romance/love. And there is a message in it, that even when you're at your worst something good can come along.
Louise x

| Posted on 2008-04-07 | by a guest


.: Analyzing :.

I think this poem is about how much he loved her and he's describing her, and how she looked and how awfully young and beautiful his wife (who was also his 13 year old cousin, which i'd say is pretty creepy) was. I also think he is trying to say how even though she is married, or was married she's still very young and very delicate. His tone in this poem is a very happy tone compared to others that he has written. This poem is mainly about LOVE.... Love was very strong in their relationship

| Posted on 2008-02-21 | by a guest


.: Analyzing :.

I think this poem is about how much he loved her and he's describing her, and how she looked and how awfully young and beautiful his wife (who was also his 13 year old cousin, which i'd say is pretty creepy) was. I also think he is trying to say how even though she is married, or was married she's still very young and very delicate. His tone in this poem is a very happy tone compared to others that he has written. This poem is mainly about LOVE.... Love was very strong in their relationship

| Posted on 2008-02-21 | by a guest


.: Love :.

A remarkably original love poem for the period; set out in a verse structure, instead of the traditional sonnet form. Poe compares her to celestial objects and finds her far more worthy; he uses very vibrant imagery and powerful adjectives to describe the comparitive objects, yet rather boring descriptions of Eulalie (matron; bright-eyed; yellow?!) and I feel he did this to exaggerate the praise he's giving to her.

The flow is achieved through a 1-1 2 3-3 2 4-4 rhyme scheme and short sentences, making the poem very easy to read. It has a beautiful eloquence about it, making it a definitive classic of the poet-even if this is by far a happier poem than most of his works.

| Posted on 2004-10-20 | by whiteknight




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