Edgar Allen Poe's "Anabelle Lee"

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Edgar Allen Poe's poem "Annabel Lee" represents the unfortunate demise of Annabel Lee. The poem begins by introducing, Annabel Lee and how someone feels about her. "That a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabel Lee; and this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me" (5). This stanza exemplifies how this person feels about Annabel Lee. According to this verse. Annabel Lee is the love of his life, and nothing else matters to him.

Unfortunately, he is not the only one in love with Annabel Lee, "With a love that the winged seraphs in Heaven coveted her and me" (10). This specific stanza is a representation on how the Winged Seraphs (Angels) in heaven also desire the Annabel Lee. The angels desire for the lovely Annabel Lee is a maxim, which signifies that the death is imminent, and that the lord and the male relatives in her family request her presence in heaven.

"And this was the reason that, long ago, in this kingdom by the sea, a wind blew out of a cloud, chilling my beautiful Annabel Lee; so that her high-born kinsmen came and bore her away from me, to shut her up in a sepulchre, in this kingdom by the sea" (20). Annabel Lee has passed away, the wind represents the sprits, taken her away to the place where she is put to eternal rest, which in this case is, a kingdom by the see.

Overwhelmed with love for the lovely Annabel Lee, regardless how the spirits and demons view him he remains faithful to her, and expresses his love for Annabel. "And neither the angels in Heaven above, nor the demons down under...