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“Annabel Lee:” A Tragic Love Poem Analysis
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe is a true love story ending with tragedy, and the author set the poem step-by-step with a logical sequence known as a narrative poem. He wrote this poem immediately after the death of his first wife Virginia Clemm. He married his thirteen year-old cousin, and he also faced financial difficulties. He writes down this romantic and tragic poem to remember his childhood love, and the poem tells us that Poe still has a very strong feeling in his heart for his dead wife. The young Poe is the speaker of this poem; he tells us about his true love with his sympathetic, heartbroken and sorrowful feeling. The poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe tells us about his childhood love, the love ending with a painful tragedy. Poe uses imagery, symbolism, and repetition to tell us the memory of his love, the one he has lost, known as Annabel Lee. The narrator is the speaker in the poem "Annabel Lee;" he explains his true love using his imagination throughout the entire poem. He uses vivid imagery to tell us how he lost his beloved one, Annabel Lee. In the beginning of the poem, the speaker mentions his personal feeling and appreciation about his childhood love: "She loved me no other thought, / Than to love and be loved by me" (5-6). Additionally, the poem’s third and fourth stanzas show Poe uses his mental imagination to explain how he lost his lover and how much he loves her: "That the wind came out of the cloud, chilling, / and Killing my Annabel Lee" (25-26). He uses “my Annabel Lee" and "our love dissever my soul from the soul" to tell us how much he loved her, and he felt so sad after her death (26, 27, 32). In the last stanza of the poem, he gives us an image of a broken heart and loneliness in these words "stars never…...

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