Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Annabel Lee - Poem by 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
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Comments about Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Preston Morimondo (6/9/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    I have no idea what people see in this poem. Honestly- is it just the Twilight in you that makes you think it's romantic to sleep with your girlfriend's corpse? Bleh.

    And what is We loved with a love that was more than love. Does the man have no imagination? I think he smoked with a smoke that was more than smoke before he wrote this. one. (Report) Reply

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  • Ludolf Dauphin Ludolf Dauphin (6/7/2016 4:15:00 PM)

    I first heard this poem in a episode of Baywatch, and fell in love with it and poetry. So tragic and yet so beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Adrianna La Flash Adrianna La Flash (6/2/2016 2:16:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan poem was the first poet I truly loved, and still remains in my top ten.
    Although this poem was not my introduction to his work, this is my favorite poem by Edgar Allan Poe. This poem made me truly and completely fall inlove with poetry.

    It is so truly beautiful, 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 - a love that was more than love, and, then the thought that angels had a jealously over their love, and that's why Annabel Lee had died. (Report) Reply

  • James Corro James Corro (5/26/2016 6:59:00 PM)

    It is my all-time greatest poem. I like to read this everyday. Romantic yet tragic. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/24/2016 6:58:00 PM)

    Because of this poem, I fell in Love with EAP (Report) Reply

  • Zoila T. Flores Zoila T. Flores (5/24/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    Not bad, Or might be that I'm his fan. (Report) Reply

  • Martin Greyford Martin Greyford (5/13/2016 5:18:00 AM)

    we loved with a love that was far more than love itself the first time i ready this sad love poem i showed it to my girlfriend who later then shouted wow! some people a talented to bring up such a poem in a narration this is a lovely poem. i love it very much especially for for where it says i and my beautiful annabel lee (Report) Reply

  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/5/2016 8:39:00 AM)

    ' Highborn kinsman ' I think he means death himself a beautiful phrase. It is interesting that Poe married his first cousin when she was only thirteen and he was twenty seven. We do not know if the marriage was consecrated.
    I wonder if she was the childhood innocent love in this poem. She died at the young age of twenty four of tuberculosis. (Report) Reply

  • Uros Besevic (5/3/2016 5:06:00 PM)

    By far the best poem. Full of love, yet tragic and dark. It moves me every time! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (4/27/2016 11:35:00 PM)

    The most tragically beautiful love poem ever written in the English language
    or maybe in any language.
    A poetic masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • Cielo Grace Deza (4/22/2016 10:49:00 AM)

    It was a nice poem and full of love. (Report) Reply

  • Lucas Mmaduabuchi Lucas Mmaduabuchi (3/24/2016 1:50:00 AM)

    Such wonderful description. I love it (Report) Reply

  • Brittany Laulu (3/23/2016 4:32:00 AM)

    I had found this poem so beautiful yet tragic (Report) Reply

  • Dorina Neculce Dorina Neculce (3/18/2016 2:23:00 PM)

    It was soo soo soo romantic and very sad
    a profundly poetry (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (3/10/2016 7:13:00 PM)

    A beautiful composition of love, yearning and longing of the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren Tapan M. Saren (3/1/2016 9:00:00 AM)

    I love this poem from the bottom of my heart (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (2/21/2016 6:54:00 PM)

    ...........honestly and seriously and with all due respect, on this complete list of top 500 poems of Poemhunter this poem should be listed as number 1....I'm certain Poe invested a great deal of time into this beautiful narrative poem...and I'm also certain this poem would be more challenging, than any other poem listed...honestly, who can write a poem such as this, anyone? ★ (Report) Reply

    Adrianna La Flash Adrianna La Flash (6/2/2016 2:19:00 AM)

    Agreed

  • Nigel Norton Nigel Norton (2/11/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    I love this poem and the repartition of the name Annabel lee... (Report) Reply

  • Rowan Ashwood Rowan Ashwood (2/9/2016 10:28:00 AM)

    this poem holds so much emotion it make me sad (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Mcquistan Jessica Mcquistan (2/5/2016 1:39:00 PM)

    I remember having to choose a poem to recite in seventh grade. This was the exact poem I chose to recite. It was also the poem that got me interested in writing poetry in the first place. (Report) Reply

    Michael Chingman Michael Chingman (4/18/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    The Raven got me into poetry

    Nigel Norton Nigel Norton (2/11/2016 1:25:00 AM)

    I also remember this poem from school days..










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