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How does the poem: "A dream within a dream" by: Edgar Allen Poe, correspond to the Pre-Civil war/American Culture?

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    First of all you need to think of and list all the "Pre-Civil War/American Culture" elements you can. Then see what parallels you can draw to the content and spirit of Poe's poem.

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-dream-within-a-dream/

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    I've tryed, and still seem to be lost.

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    Did you read all of the comments on that site?

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    Poe was a an alcoholic, usually in a state of depression. That poem in particular reflects his depression and view of his place in life. It seems to me that culture is hardly a thread. It is about life is slipping away, he has only a few golden grains in his life, and even those slip from his grasp.
    I think I would be lost also trying to fit this poem into a cultural setting.

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    ive been writing a paper on this poem for a week now, and were supose to have five pages but i only have three so far and im getting pretty fustrated.

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    Have you examined all that you've learned about pre-Civil War culture? It was certainly very complex with many different cultures.

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