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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Form: Ballad

Comments about Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Rookie - 0 Points Adam Quinones (11/5/2011 1:54:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Leandra Walters (11/2/2011 3:19:00 PM)

    My absolute favorite poem. I was engaged a few months back (He left me.) and on the inside of my ring he had 'My Annabel Lee' engraved in it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sayia Willows (10/21/2011 11:18:00 AM)

    i love edgar allan poe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danielle Siemsen (9/19/2011 8:19:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the best poets :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Monina Furigay (8/12/2011 8:15:00 AM)

    This poem gave me chills when i first read it. ILY Poe! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 828 Points Juan Olivarez (8/7/2011 5:05:00 PM)

    Truly a masterful work by the greatest poet in American history, no matter what Kevin Straw says. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lilly D (8/6/2011 8:55:00 PM)

    This is wonderful poem written by a wonderful poet. I love it so much I keep a copy in my wallet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Hilton Ball (7/20/2011 4:17:00 PM)

    this poem was my first is recited poem and i will never forget it and it reminded me of a love that i had she didnt die but the love we shared did (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hryze Nimu (6/22/2011 3:44:00 AM)

    I love this poem so much

    this is our group oresentation pome when i am in hifh school. i just remember.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chelsea Rose Mascuch (5/6/2011 3:14:00 PM)

    My absolute favorite poem by him. I'm planning on naming my first daughter after this, since Annabel is my favorite name anyway. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chuck E Cheese (4/28/2011 11:35:00 PM)

    This poem remind me of Billy West and his wife, which coincidentally is also Annabel. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Daniel Hinkson (3/20/2011 6:30:00 PM)

    Perhaps no other poet could write a poem, as hauntingly beautiful as this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (2/2/2011 5:42:00 AM)

    What a nice piece of work! Incredible imagery with magnificent style. Poe was really a legend. He took precedence over some of the renowned contemporary poets because of his extraordinary poetic talent.
    Excellend poem by an excellent mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (8/7/2010 9:44:00 PM)

    'That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of ANNABEL LEE; '

    The enduring talent and mastery of verse of Edgar Allan Poe, has made the name of Annabel Lee infamous. This haunting poem of a life time dedication to the beloved, still loved ardently even in death, is boldly proclaimed with the incredible declaration

    '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.'

    The beauty of the lines, heart breaking in the depth of the loss, of the lovers beloved Annabel Lee, rises into moments of exquisite romantic beauty; with the undying presence of a beloved who constantly fills his dreams by night; as present before him by star light as her eyes which he lovingly looks into. Nothing, not even death can separate them, as 'all the night-tide, I lie down by the side' 'In her tomb by the sounding sea' affirms. As the lines

    '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; '

    confirm, this love was not lost in the darkness of death, but illuminates the night with a light which endures, triumphs over all things; even death which is powerless to extinguish eternal love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danny Smith (7/26/2010 12:06:00 PM)

    this is my favorite poem! ! ! i memorized the whole thing! ! ! i love edgar allan poe! ! ! i had to read about this poem in school thats how i started to love this poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marina Gasbey (7/16/2010 5:55:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem immensely! Edgar Allan Poe really inspired many with his maniacal ways and demented style. He certainly inspired me. I only wish I could thank him for bringing a new style all his own into the world of literature. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lily Lee (6/1/2010 8:51:00 PM)

    I LOVE this poem. I began my interest of Poe and his poems from an album actually, called The Emptiness by a GREAT band, Alesana. The album is based on this poem. I'm doing an English paper on him too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Josh Forsyth (5/26/2010 5:26:00 PM)

    Poe has created inspiration that flows through the best of us as writers. Anything can be possible as Poe has demonstrated.
    Thank you, and within reading this comment,
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    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aliyah Ortiz (5/24/2010 5:49:00 PM)

    It's funny how you can love someone so much, and still feel relieved when they're gone, becuase you know you will see them again. It is even funnier when you love that person even more when they are dead. But the truest love is the one that is not changed by death. You do not love the person more because they died. Because you simply cannot love them anymore than they do. Surely some people agree (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Bradley (5/23/2010 10:19:00 PM)

    Poetry in itself doesn't get much better than this. (Report) Reply

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