"A Dream Within a Dream," by Edgard Allen Poe.
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Edgar Allan Poe published “A Dream Within a Dream” in 1827 in Boston. Poe is considered to be the “rock star” of American literature in the 1830s and 1840s. Many people think of him only as a “horror” writer because of their limited experience with his poems and stories, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” However, he wrote many other pieces dealing with topics such as philosophy, theory and criticism, science fiction, and even detective stories. “A Dream Within a Dream” is a poem that questions whether one can fulfill dreams if life itself is only a dream.
~Katie Cary, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348
April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.
Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.