Is the poem "Annabel Lee" a work of power, originality, or individuality?

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More than anything, this poem represents the struggles of power in relationships of the heart.  The young couple in the poem are doomed from day one.  They are criticized when young for being too young - the adults are superior to them and limit their power.  They are doomed as adults by the social classes, which limit them because of their different stations.  Finally, they are doomed by the jealousy of the angels, who steal the beautiful Annabel Lee from her lover because of her beauty.  In summary, the lovers have no power and the world around them - including the heavenly world - has all the power. 


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