In the poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe writes about a lost love named Annabel Lee. The speaker and Annabel Lee loved one another “with a love that was more than love,” so intense and deep were their feelings for one another. Poe was a man who was impacted by the death of his parents at an early age. Left alone at a young age, the sense of abandonment is one that he reflects often in his writing, and he incorporates death, including the death of a loved one such as Annabel Lee, in much of his writing.
Thus, he writes that because they were so happy in their love, the heavenly angels—the seraphs—were jealous and wanted to put an end to their love. According to the poem, they sent a wind to extinguish the young couple’s love by chilling, and thereby killing the lovely Annabel Lee. He writes:
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulcher
These lines make it clear that...
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