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by Edgar Allan Poe

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How did Annabel Lee die in this poem?

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We do not know exactly how Annabel Lee died in this poem.

We are told two things that might be relevant.  First, we are told that a cold wind blew from a cloud and that was (it is implied) what killed Annabel Lee.  So from that, you could...

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The reason for Annabel lee's death in the poem is that the angels were jealous of her so they took her. Poe also talks about how she was "taken by the chilling sea" but he does not further explain. Poe's creation of Annabel Lee was inspired by his wife Victoria's death in real life.