Annabel Lee Literary Analysis

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‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder.

From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from his perspective my admiration for his
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Yet it only makes his love for her more stronger, knowing that although she’s dead, she will never really be gone. I think this relates to the wider world as a topic that nearly everyone can be able to connect with. For anyone who has ever lost a loved one can relate to this. That feeling of emptiness and mourning them every second of every day. We have all been through it. Sometimes it changes us for the better or for the worse. We realize that even though they’re not with us anymore, we can still see them around us, as if they never left. “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of my beautiful Annabel Lee. And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes of the beautiful Annabel Lee,” At this point I discovered the poets intention of creating such a character as he wanted to create someone who everyone can relate to. We all love our loved ones even when they do
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