The Raven And Annabel Lee Analysis

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Edgar Allan Poe, the poet of Annabel Lee and The Raven, is an American writer who is known for his mysterious and gothic themed poems and short stories. Themes of love and death appear quite often in his poetry, commonly beginning with love and generally ending with death. In both The Raven and Annabel Lee, the speakers narrate about how much they loved a young woman and how happy they were, however, near the end of the poems they narrate about how the women dies, and how their life becomes without them. Edgar Allan Poe explores the themes of love and death quite strongly in Annabel Lee and The Raven. This is achieved through describing the love, the effects of their death, and the discussion of afterlife and reunion In the poem Annabel Lee, the theme of love between the persona and Annabel Lee is so strong and can never be broken, that even the…show more content…
However, the love he has for her remains as the lover’s souls remain united. In the start of the poem, when the speaker says, “I was a child and she was a child”, in this line, is Poe describing their love as childish, and they could never be separated? This is what the reader thinks at the start, however, as you continue reading the poem, you will start to tell that their ‘Love was more than love’. The lines “But our love it was stronger by far than love of those who were older than we of many far wiser than we” suggest how much he actually loved her, and it shows that he knows what he is doing, and it proves that they are not child lovers, and in fact that they are true lovers. The theme of love in the Raven, is much harder to point out as it is being overshadowed by the sadness in the poem. The speaker indirectly shows his love towards his lover, Lenore, as he is always questing himself is he will ever see her again. The first time the audience are introduced to Lenore is where the narrator says “…. Sorrow for the lost Lenore.” The speaker thought of Lenore as “rare and

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