Essay on Analysis Of `` Annabel Lee ' By Edgar Allan Poe

830 Words Mar 31st, 2016 4 Pages
But we loved with a love that was more than love” (Poe Line 9). Love is one of the most important things to have in life, whether it is with family, friends, or that special someone, but that does not mean it will be perfect because everyone has problems. Love can be complicated; it may not be defined so easily or fit the normal standard of love. It sometimes also comes with a desire or an obsession. The inspiration of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe was inspired by the women that had passed away in his life, but since Poe had written the poem after his wife’s death, it is probably more about her. In “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning, there was no real inspiration except the fact he was just very into dramatic love. Robert Browning in the impulsive “Porphyria’s Lover” and Edgar Allan Poe in the somber “Annabel Lee” explore the theme of complicated love all throughout their poems and also their use of visual imagery, metaphors, and similes.
Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809, in Boston Massachusetts. At the young age of three years old, Poe lost his parents in a sudden untimely death. After the loss of his parents, Poe was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan. Poe was able to attend some of the best schools and was evenly accepted into the University of Virginia in 1825. In 1836, Poe married Virginia, his twelve-year-old cousin. But after 12 years of marriage Virgina, his wife, died of tuberculosis in 1847, two years later after her death Poe passed…

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