Romance by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, who wrote poetry, plays, scripts and the like. He was born on January 19th, 1809. He was one of the major participants in the American Romantic Movement. In addition to this, he also holds the credit for contributing to the new genre of science fiction, in the era.


The poem was republished numerous times with minor changes and alterations made to it. As the title suggests, the poem talks about Romance from a man's perspective. It talks about the romantic inclination and feelings of a lad in the first stanza and graduates to a varied perception of the same feeling, from the viewpoint of the lad who has now grown into a young man.
The poem, in the first stanza, talks about the beauty of Romance. Here, the poet portrays Romance as a bird, 'paroquet'. The poet depicts this bird as one that is in complete harmony with nature. The varied manifestations of nature, like the green blades, the white snow and the calm waters provide refuge to this bird and the bird, in turn, lives in the midst of Nature. The bird taught the poet the art of discovering himself thoroughly and in learning new facets of life. The bird gave the poet immense happiness and support, while making his heart 'flutter'!
In the second stanza, the lad who talks about Romance has grown into a fine young man who now perceives Romance from a diverse perspective. ...
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