I need help with an analysis on "Spirits of the Dead" by Edgar Allen Poe? And what would a good...
When analyzing a poem, it is best to identify the controlling metaphor. Often the title is a clue, as it is with Poe's poem, "The Spirits of the Dead." For, these words seem to be the key to understanding the poem:
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead who stood
In life before thee are again
In death around thee—
The spirits of the dead will come to the speaker and surround him and he will be able to communicate with his...