Annabelle Lee By.Edgar Allan Poe

Maira ALves De Lima

Literal

The poem was about she speakers one love,and how she was torn away from the love they had by a cold wind.The speaker compares his love Annabelle by comparing her to a winged seraph which is and angelical being,meaning that she was beautiful and meant much to him.

Situation

the poem is narrative telling the story of how the speakers one love died one night and was buried by the beach, and that greatly affected him and brought a kind of depression on him causing actions such as the way he sat by her tomb everyday.It has not been proven that Annabelle lee was a real person so you cant trust the speaker with his story of the woman,the speaker is very and longing the presence of his love,the similes used in the poem to compare Annabelle to a winged angel and comparing the cold wind to her

structure

The Annabelle Lee poem has 50 lines an it has six stanzas,it has a lot of imagery in it it describes the weather and how the character the speaker talks about is being harmed,also describing the kingdom by the sea.The poem seems to go back to where it started to talk about the kingdom by the sea and it ends at the kingdom by the sea.The poem is based off sentences and they are sometimes hard to explain due to some of the older vocabulary used,the poem does not have a lot of punctuation at the end of its sentences.The title of this poem is the name of a woman and it ties in to the story because the speaker talks about her as being the love of his life.

Language

the language used in this poem is very simple,some words do have meaning that is unknown to many people ,For example winged seraphs which is a n angelical being with four wings and sepulcher which can be resembled to a catacomb and burring the dead.The poem does use the allusion or relation to other things like the seraphs which is a biblical being and the catacombs which were a religious way of putting away the dead.There was a lot of imagery for example the kingdom being talked about by the beach also the woman the speaker is talking about can be pictured by the reader.

Musical Devices

The poems rhyme scheme very irregular patter of abcac... the poem is very depressing and can bring out emotion of many readers the passion that Annabel lee is talked about is grand.The poem does not include sound effects how ever it does rhyme at the end sometimes using simple words at the end of each sentences,the effect of the rhyme just ties in to what the speaker is talking about .

Annabel Lee -Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,

In a kingdom by the sea,

That a maiden there lived whom you may know

By the name of Annabel Lee;

And this maiden she lived with no other thought

Than to love and be loved by me.


I was a child and she was a child,

In this kingdom by the sea,

But we loved with a love that was more than love—

I and my Annabel Lee—

With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven

Coveted her and me.


And this was the reason that, long ago,

In this kingdom by the sea,

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 sepulchre

In this kingdom by the sea.


The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,

Went envying her and me—

Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,

In this kingdom by the sea)

That the wind came out of the cloud by night,

Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.


But our love it was stronger by far than the love

Of those who were older than we—

Of many far wiser than we—

And neither the angels in Heaven above

Nor the demons down under the sea

Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;


For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes

Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side

Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,

In her sepulchre there by the sea—

In her tomb by the sounding sea.