Analysis Of Sonority And Semantics In Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe

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“The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionable the most poetic topic in the world” is once said by the late Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is a well know poet for his dark poetry and which some of his poetry includes nature, and romance. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston to Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe Jr. who were both actors. After two years after Poe was born his father left Poe and his mother while she struggled to support them while being sick. His mother passed away a few months later from tuberculosis. This made Poe traumatized because he lost his own mother. Poe was soon fostered by John and Frances Allan who weren’t able to have their own children. They provided Poe many thing that his biological mother couldn’t afford …show more content…
To Studniarz, he critics “Annabel Lee” for the stanza of the poem and not really what the meaning of the poem was like what Sova has done. Also, Studniarz mentions that Poe’s poem “serves as an excellent illustration of the crucial relation between Sonority and Semantics in his verse” (Studniarz). Many critics look at “Annabel Lee” as a lost dead loved one and the griever as a dark and sad story. While others look at the stanza of the poem like the tone, and language of how Poe wrote his poems, and short stories. Lastly, according to Darlene Harbour Unrure, she thinks that Poe’s writing was more of the Transcendental Movement that the American Romantic movement due to the gothic style. “There is no question that Poe 's thought and art incorporate romantic, and more narrowly, Gothic and Transcendental properties” (Unrue). Again, for Poe Unrue thinks that his poetry was based on the people he admired once he started writing. Even though it does include the gothic type of writing. Poe’s message from his poems is bringing death, women, and nature into writing, which was important to talk about coming from his complex state of mind. Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry has been influenced by his personal life of the death of special loved ones, nature, and the gothic …show more content…
Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” has the speaker talk about how badly he is grieving for his beloved Annabel Lee. The style that Poe writes in this poem about death and women, and is that he did lose his wife Virginia, biological mother and adoptive mother. Although, writing this poem no one knows why Poe has wrote it. After his death, this poem became popular and women who had a relationship with Poe they claimed it was about them. Some think it could have been about his late wife as well. The death of Annabel Lee was a tragic, and the speaker of the poem never mentions how she dies. Poe did use the mythology, nature, and love to compare how much he did love her, and how he compared her death to nature aspects. “I was a child and she was a child, / in this kingdom by the sea, / But we loved with a love that was more than love— / I and my Annabel Lee— /with a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven / Coveted her and me.” (Poe). This quote in stanza two, Poe’s language makes it seem their love was angelic and beautiful thing that the heavens should have and keep looking at because it makes the speaker happy. As well, this poem is a romantic type of poem that it does use the higher power and nature to compare

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