Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Poem 5: "Ulalume" Summary & Analysis

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Poem 5: "Ulalume" Summary

"Ulalume," is the tale of the narrator and his soul, Psyche. The two are following a star through the woods, and though he hopes it will bring happiness, she does not trust the star. Instead, the two come across a tomb engraved with the name of the man's recently deceased lover. The narrator realizes that the tomb of Ulalume has been occupied barely a full year, and he man realizes he's stumbled upon her grave on the anniversary of her the night he buried her.

Poem 5: "Ulalume" Analysis

"Ulalume" deals with human struggles on numerous levels. On its surface, this is an account a person trying to move on with life following the death of a loved one. There is a slight overtone of guilt, as if somehow the narrator bears some responsibility for the death. On another level, the poem...

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