Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Poem 7: "Annabel Lee" Summary & Analysis

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Poem 7: "Annabel Lee" Summary

In this poem, the narrator laments the death of his young bride, Annabel Lee. He claims that their love was such a great love that even the angels were jealous, and this is why they have taken her from him. He claims that even death cannot sever their love, and that he has spent many nights next to her tomb by the sea.

Poem 7: "Annabel Lee" Analysis

This poem, published two years after the death of Poe's wife Virginia, is a melancholy poem of remembrance and sadness. The narrator, which in this case probably is Poe, feels that his love was too strong and too true to be allowed to survive and so, was thwarted in its prime by nothing less than angels. Some critics have delved a little too deeply into the last few lines:

And so, all...

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