Progression Through Life In The Bells By Edgar Allan Poe

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In the poem, The Bells, written by the great Edgar Allan Poe, the theme of the progression through life is expressed as well as the mood of the poem being at the beginning happy and then transitioning into sadness. The first example of the theme is when the poem implies, “What a world of happiness their harmony foretells! Through the balmy air at night, How they ring out their delight,” (Poe 17-19). In this example Edgar is expressing how happy the bells are therefore expressing how happy he is now. This is at the beginning of the poem and during this section he as well as the bells are young and happy starting their life. Another example is when Edgar states, “What a terrible terror, now their turbulency tells! In the Startled ear of night,
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