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Brooke Hall
Diana Reece
15 February 2013
Critical Reading 1 Assignment
I have chosen a poem by Edgar Allan Poe titled Romance. In my opinion, the main idea in this poem is romance and pain. I believe this to be true considering the poem starts out expressing how it is to be in love, like “far down within some shadowy lake,” Yet, in the next stanza, he expresses darkness when he writes “with tumult as they thunder by, I have no time for idle cares.” I believe the author is trying to convey that love has been with him since childhood but, in his old age, he’s finding it harder to love. I also believe Poe is trying to...

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