Annabel Lee Analysis

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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe: A Review by Gina Rinaldo
Works created by Edgar Allan Poe, such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado and so on, convey profound, raw and heart wrenching emotions that left me in awe every time I read them. The poem “Annabel Lee” follows Poe’s usual sad and dark style of writing, however there is a bittersweet twist to this particular work. It left me with a feeling that I’ve never felt before while reading any of his other works. There are many great elements I could discuss about Poe’s other creations, but since I’ve fallen in love with Annabel Lee, I must go on about it.
The poem opens with a mysterious atmosphere as our narrator begins to tell us about a story that happened many years
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Firstly, the feelings between Annabel Lee and the narrator are clear, “we loved with a love that was more than love–” (Poe 9). This demonstrates that the love our speaker has for Annabel Lee is serious and authentic because the way he feels towards her is beyond just love. When you love someone, you have an attachment to that person. Moreover, not being able to be with your soul mate, makes love become a lonely, depressing and heartbreaking emotion. That being said, when the angels take away Annabel Lee from the narrator, this is how he feels. Indeed, this is tragic because this a terrible feeling that one can experience, however “neither the angels in Heaven above Nor the demons down under the sea can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;” (Poe 30). This shows that the narrator is strong, mentally and that he’s positive. He accepts and understands that he’s separated from his love and does not self-destruct. Of course the narrator is deeply saddened by this, but his undying love makes him continue loving her even if it hurts. Above all, this illustrates that the narrator is a strong person because he can endure the loss of his true

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