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What could be the theme of this poem? What I would like to know is the subject matter and also what could be the author's commentary on the poem.
Sonnet - Silence
by: Edgar Allen Poe

There are some qualities- some incorporate things,
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold Silence- sea and shore-
Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,
Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces,
Some human memories and tearful lore,
Render him terrorless: his name's "No More."
He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!
No power hath he of evil in himself;
But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf,
That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod
No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!Sonnet - Silence
by: Edgar Allen Poe

There are some qualities- some incorporate things,
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold Silence- sea and shore-
Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,
Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces,
Some human memories and tearful lore,
Render him terrorless: his name's "No More."
He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!
No power hath he of evil in himself;
But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf,
That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod
No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is a commentary about the poem. There are others, if this one is not satisfactory:

http://www.eliteskills.com/c/3694

I want to understand the view Poe had of his poems message to others. Please help me on this.

P.S. We can only HELP but not DO the work for you. Here are some more sites for you to visit and after you write your analysis someone will be glad to critique it.

http://www.sonnets.org/poe.htm

I am curious. Why did you write the same poem twice? Did Poe really write it that way?

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