Essay on Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe The poem Annabel Lee has become one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous works. This not only was one of Poe’s more popular poems but it was also the very last complete poem he ever wrote. According to Jeannine Johnson, “Annabel Lee appeared October 9, 1849, In the New York Tribune, two days after the author’s death”. This poem represents multiple emotions Poe was going through in his life. Including the tragic death of his dearest wife Virginia. Throughout the poem, Poe talks about how immense the love he had for Annabel Lee was, even after she dies. Though life is temporary in this world, and death is unavoidable, love will conquer sub sequential to death, if the love is definite and true. Love can be absolutely beautiful or horribly ugly. Poe and Annabel’s love was absolutely beautiful. Even the angels were in love with Annabel and desired her to come to heaven “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me.” The angels were jealous of what her and the narrator shared. Some believe that what the narrator was trying to convey in his writing when he said, “I was a child and she was a child, in this kingdom by the sea;” that their love was childish and immature. However, Poe was trying to explain the youthfulness and excitement of this beautiful and crazy relationship. Also, with the thought that they were married at a young age Poe claimed that love he and Annabel Lee shared was a mature love even though they were young. He…

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