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Essay | Poe's Unity of Effect

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Poe's Unity of Effect

Summary: Analyzes the unity of effect in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." The unity of effect is how everything he says relates to the point of the story, or effect.
Edgar Allen Poe, being the great writer that he was, never wrote a story without making sure that his effect came across as he wanted it to. To do this, he used unity of effect and made each word he added strengthen his point, or effect. In the poem "Annabel Lee," Poe writes each sentence so that it says, "Our love was a bond so strong, it could not be broken by death."

The "fair maiden" whom the narrator calls Annabel Lee "lived" only to "love and be loved" by the narrator himself. This point is strong because he singles it out by saying things like "no other" and reinforces by saying it was a love "more than love" and relating it to "heaven." He sees their love as above the level of heaven, shown by mentioning the "angels" were "not half so happy" and "envying...

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