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poem問題---To My Mother(1849)

To My Mother(1849) Edgar Allan Poe

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,

The angels, whispering to one another,

Can find among their burning terms of love,

None so devotional as that of "Mother,''

Therefore by that dear name I long have called you-

You who are more than mother unto me,

And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you

In setting my Virginia's spirit free.

My mother-my own mother, who died early,

Was but the mother of myself; but you

Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,

And thus are dearer than the mother I knew

By that infinity with which my wife

Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.

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  • Baggio
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    1 decade ago
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    The main theme of this poem is the author’s everlasting love for his mother-in-law. Because she replaced the author’s mother who passed away early.

    A simple explanation on the poem :

    Up in the heaven all the angels are trying to find the most affectionate word, and that most devotional word is – mother.

    As the author called his mother-in-law “mother”, he found that the love given to him by his mother-in-law may even be greater than the one that his own mother gave him, because she died early.

    Besides being the “mother” of the author, she was also the mother of the author’s loved one – his wife. This adds up to an even more valuable “mother” for both the author and his wife. And with this reason, the author would treat his wife dearer than himself.

    The main sentence is :

    You who are more than mother unto me,

    And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you

    In setting my Virginia 's spirit free.

    Source(s): Myself
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