Voic Voice In Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee

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Author Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “Annabel Lee,” is a poem about a beautiful, painful memory. Edgar Allan Poe wrote "Annabel Lee" in May 1849, a few months before his death, and it was published later that year. Annabel Lee is the first printing, in an article by Rufus Griswold in New York Tribune, signed “Ludwig” which was printed two days after Poe’s death. This paper will focus on the voice, theme and sound of the poem.…show more content…
In this poem, Poe is the speaker and he is explaining how strongly he felt towards Annabel Lee. One can characterizes Poe as is devastated but also *does not give up on their love*. For example “And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes”. Poe is explaining that whenever the stars come out, he feels Annabel 's eyes on him. As if he know she is not there physically but he feel her there in spirit. It is not clear who he was directing this poem to but it could be that he was writing to reminisced “of the Beautiful Annabel Lee” (line 7). The speaker tone is very sentimental and gloomy. This is shown in lines 12 and 13, “And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side. Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride”. Poe said he spends his nights curled up next to Annabel 's dead body. The point of this text is very clear. Poe wrote this poem about his love, Annabel Lee, expressing his love for her and saying that neither the angels in heaven nor the demons who live under the water can stop them from loving each other. There is nothing in heaven or hell that can divide his and her soul. “And neither the angels in Heaven above. Nor the demons down under the sea. Can ever dissever my soul from the soul” (lines

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