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Annabel Lee

The subject of "Annabel Lee" is the relationship between the speaker and the titular Annabel Lee, and the ongoing loving feelings the speaker has for her despite the fact that she has died. He...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 2:18 pm UTC

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In Poe's "Annabel Lee," the author uses a great deal of figurative language. Figurative language is often used in poetry. Figurative language, by definition, is not to be taken literally. There are...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 7:37 am UTC

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The "winged seraphs" are angels in heaven who are jealous of the love that the author shares with Annabel Lee: But we loved with a love that was more than love— I and my Annabel Lee— With a...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 1:24 am UTC

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The poem was written in 1849. The poem, "Annabel Lee" does not state directly how Annabel Lee died. In the 3rd stanza the line, "Chilling my Annabel Lee", and the lines in the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2007 2:31 am UTC

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The speaker's reaction is certainly one of undying dedication. "Annabel Lee" can be read in the context of American Romanticism. It employs language to evoke mood and emotion; it uses elements of...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2016 1:48 pm UTC

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This is one of my favorite poems of all time, and part of that is because of the literary techniques Poe weaves into each line, focusing the reader's attention on both the depth of his love for...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2020 12:38 pm UTC

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“Annabel Lee” is a ballad, a narrative poem that was designed for recitation or singing. The poem has six stanzas, each having six to eight lines. In the first stanza, which has six lines, the...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 5:08 am UTC

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My favorite example of alliteration in the poem is this one: To shut her up in a sepulchre This harsh repetition of the s sound (he could have chosen the word tomb instead for an entirely...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2019 10:29 pm UTC

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It is difficult to know with certainty why an artist picks a certain theme. In "Annabel Lee," Poe's last poem, he continues, however, to explore a subject that has been important to him: the death...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2018 1:34 pm UTC

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The beginning lines give us the basic setting. We hear from the speaker that the poem is set in a kingdom near the ocean, which seems to invoke the idea of a monarchical and feudal territory,...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018 4:31 am UTC

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That a maiden there lived whom you may knowBy the name of Annabel Lee... Interestingly, the poem “Annabel Lee” was published after the death of Poe. Appropriately, it was his last poem. This is...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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Romanticism is a literary movement that occurred in the early 1800s. Romanticism tends to emphasize the power and importance of nature. Essentially, nature is something to be worshiped as a...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2017 2:36 pm UTC

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The main character in the poem is the speaker. He is responding to the death of his love, Annabel Lee. Annabel Lee is another character, but she is dead. She died when a breeze from the sea...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012 4:09 am UTC

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A simile is a figure of speech, a literary device which adds emphasis, gives visual clarity and makes a comparison between things that would not normally or literally be compared. It is distinct...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2015 12:48 pm UTC

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Edgar Allen Poe's poem has several examples of both personification and consonance. Personification means attributing human characteristics to nonhumans, including animals, objects, or abstract...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2020 3:55 am UTC

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I am using the definition of consonance that says that it is when you use the same consonant sound in a bunch of words (more or less in a row). The sound does not have to be at the start of the...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2010 8:28 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 1:06 pm UTC

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The last stanza of the poem by Edgar Allan Poe titled "Annabel Lee" reads, For the moon never beams without bringing me dreamsOf the beautiful Annabel Lee;And the stars never rise but I see the...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2015 2:52 pm UTC

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Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee" tells the story of two young lovers who lived together in a "kingdom by the sea." Their love was "a love that was more than love." For that reason (in the...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2016 8:36 pm UTC

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Performing a scansion on a poem is a somewhat subjective process. In a scansion, you mark each syllable of each line with a dot or a dash--a dot to show an unaccented syllable and a dash to show an...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2017 6:11 am UTC

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In literature, imagery is the description of sensory experiences: it can, therefore, be visual (to describe a sight), auditory (to describe a sound), olfactory (to describe a smell), tactile (to...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 3:19 pm UTC

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In the poem "Annabel Lee," the highborn kinsmen are Annabel Lee's relatives—probably her father and her brothers, since it normally would be close relations who take a dead body away for burial in...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 1:52 am UTC

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While the losses in Poe's life through the deaths of beautiful beloved women--his mother, his friend's idolized mother, his young wife--is reflected in his poetry--just as his years living in...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2010 1:31 am UTC

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In "Annabel Lee" much of the phrasing and vocabulary is reminiscent of fairy tales. For instance, the poem begins as do many tales with the idea of "long ago/once upon a time": It was many and...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2009 2:59 pm UTC

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"Annabel Lee" is written in the first person. Poe refers to himself, and to himself as part of the couple. "We loved with a love..." etc. When the author refers to himself or herself in writing as...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2009 3:47 am UTC

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Actually, “Annabel Lee” is an elegy in memoriam of Annabel Lee, but it is also a famous example of romantic poetry because it is a piece of literature written by the poet in meter or verse...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2007 3:52 am UTC

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A Romantic piece of literature, at its core, values an emotional response over reason. Dark Romanticism also focuses on the tendencies of humans to drift toward sin and self-destruction instead of...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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One theme of this poem addresses the endurance and strength of love. The speaker of the poem feels that he and his lover, the titular Annabel Lee, actually "loved with a love that was more than...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 4:42 pm UTC

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The speaker says that Annabel Lee "lived with no other thought / Than to love and be loved by me." This is an example of hyperbole; hyperbole is an exaggeration or overstatement of the truth. It...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2018 11:08 pm UTC

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The speaker begins the poem by recalling a time many years ago (like the beginning of a fairy tale) in a kingdom by the sea where he an a maiden named Annabel Lee lived and were in love. Although...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2013 1:40 am UTC

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While the most classic examples of onomatopoeia are words such as "bang" or "woof," in which an individual word sounds like the concept it signifies, we can also see onomatopoeia in individual...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2019 5:15 pm UTC

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In this poem, the narrator argues that the "seraphs" (angels) in heaven are so envious of the love he and Annabel shared that they send a chill wind to kill her. She dies, and the speaker mourns,...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

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Poe uses several literary devices in the poem, including repetition, internal rhyme, word/phrase placement and allusion. This serves to create a tempo that brings the reader to the final climax in...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020 11:18 am UTC

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The third stanza provides the following crucial information: the young Annabel Lee was of a higher social class that the speaker. When her family gets wind of the fact that Annabel Lee is in love...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 11:15 am UTC

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I would say that the tragic underpinnings of "Annabel Lee" are revealed gradually and incrementally within the poem. For most of the first two Stanzas, Poe's narrator focuses upon their intense...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019 7:30 pm UTC

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It is always difficult to know what an author's intent was when writing a particular text, unless we have some corroborating evidence, like an interview with them or a personal letter written by...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020 11:23 am UTC

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You can find at least 5 critical approaches to the poem in the enotes, as well as other sources I have listed below

Latest answer posted February 19, 2007 5:27 am UTC

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In the poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, the speaker of the story is deeply in love with his wife, Annabel Lee, who has tragically died. He describes their love as "more than a love" and...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 8:49 pm UTC

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The first major literary element used in Poe's poem "Annabel Lee" is genre. The poem is written in the form that uses many of the conventions of the traditional ballad, including simple language,...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 6:20 am UTC

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Although Edgar Allan Poe's memorable poem "Annabel Lee" does not immediately come to mind in a gothic sense, it does contain virtually all of the elements expected of that style. In literature, the...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2009 5:37 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2010 12:44 am UTC

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The poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe tells of a youthful love that ends tragically in the death of the woman. The narrator is convinced that the cause of his loved one's death is the envy of...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 3:07 am UTC

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The facts about Annabel Lee and her relationship with the speaker are related in this poem like a fairy tale. The speaker begins the poem by speaking of a "kingdom by the sea" many years ago which...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

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First, end rhymes create a pleasing sense of musical closure and cadence in this poem. The last word of every stanza, which is either "me," "sea," or "Lee," is a rhyme, finishing each stanza with a...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 9:42 pm UTC

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No. Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee" is full of figurative language, but it has no similes. Similes are figurative comparisons using the word "like" or "as." If Poe had written, for example,...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016 1:11 pm UTC

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee,” there is only one thing the narrator finds worth living for – his Annabel Lee. Annabel herself was a maiden who lived only to love and be loved by the...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 5:53 am UTC

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"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe is a poem that tells a story of love and loss. The word covet, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means "to wish for earnestly" or "to desire (what...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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In the poem "Annabel Lee," by far the word that is repeated most from the first two stanzas is the word "love." In the first two stanzas alone, it is repeated six times, though it only has two more...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2015 11:30 pm UTC

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Like so many of Poe's poems, "Annabel Lee" concerns a speaker who bears love for a woman that is so profound that it nearly borders on obsession. The speaker and subject of this poem live in a...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 10:54 am UTC

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When taken out of a natural context, I have a tendency to believe that most love poems "sound" a bit on the obsessive side. Due to this, it is a difficult to read if this is the exact intent of...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2009 11:02 pm UTC

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