Analyzing Edgar Allan Poe's 'Annabel Lee'

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Sharon R. McCoy English 1020 Analyzation of Annabel Lee Edgar Allan Poe wrote a very lovely and sad poem “ Annabel Lee in “1849 The poem seems to be set in the Gothic period. The theme of this poem is based around beauty and death and a beautiful women that could not have fully. There are many metaphors such as: “her high born kinsmen”, “the winged seraphs of Heaven”. Back then childhood was thought to be pure and good and this poem celebrates child-like emotions and the love that is consistent with the Romantic era. Poe treats childhood love for Annabel as a love that transcends all. Though they were very young, their love for one another was so intense more so than that of an adult. They were one. Edgar Allan Poe had a hard life with many challenges, alcoholism being one that he never overcame. He wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849 and it was published shortly after his death as his last complete poem. In a sense Edgar Allan Poe’s love for writing about death and beautiful woman might of sealed his faith. In this poem he did not seem to be afraid. He thought that the angels were jealous of this strong love between them and that nothing could come in between them not even death. I believe that he must of written this poem during a drunken state because he had this notion that the angles killed his beloved Annabel. Some say it is written with a child's mind, but I say if was written out of hallucination. In, life as in death, Edgar Allan Poe evoked a feeling of sympathy from his poem. Those who knew him well considered him deep, mysterious and contemplative: thus , coupled with the tragedies he suffered throughout his life, especially the loss of his first wife Virginia, it is easy to understand how the author brings out the theme of Annabel Lee through personal/setting imagery, repetition of words and rhythm/rhyme. Throughout the
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