What does the poem 'The Haunted Palace' by Edgar Allan Poe mean?
porphyrogene=reference to royalty/perfection of a mind in control of its thought. the conciousness sitting on its throne.
'and, round...blushed and bloomed'=around his (home) mind is his facial expression, once full of blooming light and personality
Befell means happened or occurred or came to pass. A question might be What tragedy befell Edgar Allan Poe when he was two years old? The answer is His mother and father died. The same question could be asked What happened to Edgar Allan when he was two years old? The same answer would be given: His mother and father died.
In Edgar Allan Poe's 'William Wilson,' the narrator's second self or mirror image, serves as both his alter ego, as well as his conscience, and manages to prevent him from committing crimes or engaging in immoral behavior. It eventually becomes apparent that the double has been created by the narrator, who is obviously insane.