Comparing Poe's The Raven And Annabel Lee

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Edgar Allan Poe wrote two distinct but extremely identical poems, The Raven and Annabel Lee. “The Raven” is about a man that lost his wife, and a raven flies to his window. The poem “Annabel Lee” on the other hand, is about a man who is obsessed with a woman who might not even adore him as much as he does. Both narrators deal with loss in slightly different wats in the two poems, and he the setting are very different as well. But they share some similar traits. For instance, a loss of a loved one of both narrators.
The narrators in these poems deal with their loss of loved ones in very different ways. In Annabel Lee, the narrator lies down in Annabel’s tomb with her as she passes away. “Of my darling, my darling, my life and bride, in her sepulcher there by the sea in her tomb by the side of the sea”. He lays down next to her in her grave because he loves her so much. The narrator of The Raven approaches grief very differently than Annabel Lee does. A raven enters the narrator’s room after Lenore passes away because the raven is a representation of Lenore memory. He wants to take his mind of her because the memory of her haunts him. For illustration, the narrator says, “Take thy break from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door”. The crow refuses to fly away despite his request for it to do so. …show more content…

In the setting of The Raven, it is on a dark weary night, and it is also taking place in his chamber. The narrator explains, “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary... Back into the chamber turning, all my soul with in me burning”. The poem takes place in a chamber on very late, dreamy night. In Annabel Lee”, the setting is seen as a fairy-tale like place to the narrator, and it also takes place by the sea. The narrator state, “It was many years ago, in a kingdom by the sea”. During Annabel Lee, the poem takes place by the ocean, and the reader knows that it takes many and many a year

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