Edgar Allan Poe 's Annabel Lee And The Raven Essay

1094 Words Oct 28th, 2015 5 Pages
In the early 1800s, Romantic thinking was upon every great scholar 's mind. Romanticism was an era where people began to think more spiritually rather than everything being explained by science. These writers and poets valued feeling over reason and touched upon universal human experiences such as death, love, and life.This is a time where nature and individualism were celebrated. There were different kinds of romantic thinking, there was Gothic and Transcendentalism. Gothic was more a darker, evil way of writing expressing that man 's nature was inherently evil. Where Transcendentalism writing was a more upbeat and positive taking in the beauty and meaning of nature. Poetry was a popular way of expressing this romantic thinking, many of the most famous poems were written during this time. Edgar Allan Poe uses Gothic Romantic elements throughout his poetry, specifically in “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven”, such as emotion, imagination, and supernatural to create his scene and get the point away in a greater way. One romantic element used in Poe’s poetry is the element of emotion through the speaker to make the reader understand the setting around the poem in a greater way. Poe is great for expressing a lot of emotion through his poetry. As Poe states in “Annabel Lee”, “And this maiden she lives with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me.” (“Annabel Lee 5-6). Poe is creating the scene of how deeper the love was between Annabel Lee and the speaker. This makes the…

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