Annabel Lee Analysis

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The two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have similarities because they both have the same theme of love. In the poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the poem in a very overwhelming and emotional way. In this poem, the author talks about losing someone that they love and having the person taken away from them. Even though the poem is very gruesome and mentions death, it still is very powerful due to the theme of love. In a passionate and determined tone, the author states, “But our love was stronger… Nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul, of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe 27, 31-33). In the poem,…show more content…
The poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, has a dark and eerie tone. This poem is so sullen and creepy because his wife, Annabel Lee, was killed by the heinous, chilling winds that were sent by the angels. Her husband, and now a widower, wrote the poem beside Annabel Lee, who was dead in her tomb. This has a very dark and glum toon, which causes the reader jump into a somber mood. The text states in a dreadful and shocking tone, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night, chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (Poe 25-26). In the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, is a very powerful poem about love. It is mainly about a man who knows that his life is complete because he has his love by his side. The author uses passionate and warm hearted words to make the reader have and feel an emotional mood toward the poem. In a spiritual and loving tone it states, “i want, no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)” (Cummings 6-7). Each one of the poems are unique in their own way, but both of them have a completely divergent feeling and tone to them. “Annabel Lee” has a dark, gloomy, and cold tone that makes the reader feel a sense of loneliness. On the other hand, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” has a warm, soft hearted tone that makes the reader feel a sense of love and enjoyment. Even though both of the poems have completely different tones and emotions toward the reader, they are both extremely powerful and heartfelt. It is evident that the two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have many differences because one poem makes the reader feel a sense of loneliness, abandonment, sorrow, and
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