Annabel Lee Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

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It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes! - that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Annabel Lee
Barry Blander 07 January 2013

Poe reveals that love is eternal, through life and death. This poem is very sad, one feel's Poe's harrowing pain.

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Meow 01 December 2021

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Shanice Morrison 09 January 2013

This is my favourite poem of all time! brilliant... absolutely brilliant!

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Jonathan Gonzalez 29 April 2023


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Amanda Blakely 03 December 2012

Breaks my heart. If I could cataorize this poem into comedy or tradegy i would put it into tragdey

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Saliha AHU 31 October 2023

Poe describes delusion of identity where the grief leads to loss of self. This kind of love shouldn't be romantisized nor promoted. Poe was what he was and lead a difficult and disturbing life. May we find peace in love and loss.

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Robert Brill 15 October 2023


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Ekaterina Mendor 05 October 2023

The best poem for me. It is more then poem it is tune of syllables and letter combinations

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The Word 30 July 2023

Classic Poe poem. Flawed but great.

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Subrata Ray 30 June 2023

One of the finest poems that I ever read .

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