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Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe


"Eulalie" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in American Review: A Whig Journal in 1845 with the title "Eulalie - A Song". It is about a man who finally overcomes his depression by marrying a beautiful woman named Eulalie.

Three stanzas create this poem and the first has five lines while the rest have eight. The last three lines in each stanza rhyme. In the first stanza, the first two lines also rhyme. In the other two stanzas, the third line is the only line which does not rhyme with another line.



    I dwelt alone
    In a world of moan,
  And my soul was a stagnant tide,
Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride-
Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.

    Ah, less- less bright
    The stars of the night
  Than the eyes of the radiant girl!
    And never a flake
    that the vapor can make
  With the moon-tints of purple and pearl,
Can vie with the modest Eulalie's most unregarded curl-
Can compare with the bright-eyed Eulalie's most humble and careless curl.

    Now Doubt- now Pain
    Come never again,
  For her soul gives me sigh for sigh,
    And all day long
    Shines, bright and strong,
  Astarte within the sky,
While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye-
While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.

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Literary Movement
Romanticism, 19th Century

Sadness, Beauty, Marriage