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Essay | A Painful Loss in "Ulalume"

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A Painful Loss in "Ulalume"

Summary: The structure and symbolism of Edgar Allan Poe's "Ulalume," a poem in which the narrator loses a beautiful woman, Ulalume, when she dies and must wonder with his soul.
The poem "Ulalume" by Edgar Allan Poe dramatizes the narrator's loss of a beautiful woman, Ulalume, through an untimely death. The poem is presented in first-person by a narrator who is wandering with his soul, or conscience, Psyche. The initial setting is an October night of the narrator's most "immemorial" year. He passes by the dark lake of Auber, the last name of a modern composer of sad music, and the woodlands of Weir, most likely a reference to the early nineteenth-century painter Robert Weir. As the narrator and his Soul go on traveling without a destination, they seem almost unaware of their surroundings because their conversation is absorbed with sad memories. As the night advances, two luminous lights appear in the sky. The first one is a crescent-shaped moon, which can be linked to the cold goddess Diana. The second is called Astarte by...

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