What is the point of view of the the poem "Annabel Lee"?

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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 "me", "I", "we" etc., the work is in first person. If...

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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 "me", "I", "we" etc., the work is in first person. If he had talked about Annabel Lee and her lover as "they", that would be third person--the author would have removed himself from participation in the poem.

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