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 - 293 Points David Hockaday (1/11/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    Most beauitful poem of all times. My favorite. I hope one day I can write a poem this well written (Report) Reply

    34 person liked.
    25 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 323 Points Mary Jean Lyn Ollado (1/10/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Very beautiful! It shows the undying love of two hearts even fate breaks them apart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jennifer Lowe (1/5/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    When I read this as a kid my reaction was to hope someone would love me this much someday. Still waiting.....LOL (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:34:00 AM)

    Yes my dear, I am still waiting also. ha ha :)

  • Gold Star - 5,000 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/8/2014 5:04:00 PM)

    This was one of the poems I could recite during student life. Just loved this and an inspiration of entering into the world of romance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (10/23/2014 1:26:00 PM)

    How beautifully these sad words roll off the tongue. My hero Such pain is felt reading this. (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 963 Points Crystal Pierce (3/28/2015 3:18:00 PM)

    So true!

  • Bronze Star - 2,351 Points Mark Arvizu (10/14/2014 12:56:00 AM)

    Haunting.......................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points John Zwerenz (10/11/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is the most underrated poet of the last two Centuries. His poetic genius was unprecedented and he still possesses the most gilded diadems in the crown of poetic achievement. His verse speaks to the heart because Poe not only wrote poetry - he lived poetry.

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    Rookie - 0 Points John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    I agree with you John...Poe was a national treasure and still bearing gifts to us all.

  • Gold Star - 5,215 Points Walterrean Salley (9/14/2014 11:26:00 PM)

    The pain and brokenness of the languishing Mr. Poe produced a poetic jewel. Intriguingly beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 527 Points Willian Menuci (9/8/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Well, as somebody said sometime ago:
    The beautiful yet dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe
    This poem makes me sad and happy at the same time,
    He lost his precious love, but at least he had someone to love.
    Now his Annabel Lee lives forever by his side. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,084 Points Michael Hagwood (9/5/2014 1:09:00 PM)

    I think poe sometimes wrute poems too long (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,437 Points Michael Mcparland (8/20/2014 2:52:00 PM)

    Absolutely the most beautiful, touching, and heart breaking poem ever written. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,567 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    Poe immortalizes here in Annabel Lee his first love that he could not translate into earthly reality. Once again, no poet can overcome the personal impressions in poetry. Here in this poem -the unrequited love revives, and the poet treasures it as unearthly bliss. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,567 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 3:58:00 AM)

    The Immortal Love.

    It were a damsel she,
    And adolescent me,
    Sweet fifteen and tempest twenty.

    It was a miraculous chemistry,
    Of eye and heart,
    It was an invisible bond above artless art .

    It was a lease far above the Everest,
    More beneath the Specific Ocean,
    That like a grotesque sprang amidst us,
    It was all prevailing with no body and touch!

    She needs no name, so the me of mine,
    For we have the radioactive Unconscious,
    That defying Time and Space shines.

    While she denounced the world,
    And left me alone to care the treasure,
    I dug and dug my own well,
    And flashed she, when I reached the water level. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (6/20/2014 12:34:00 PM)

    ...........truly this is one unforgettable write....this poem must be read time and time again... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Baidurya Mukherjee (6/11/2014 1:29:00 PM)

    I love it............. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maddy Zoe (5/29/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    sad yet beautiful... Love transcends the time and the distances and anything is possible in love [3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yoam Rafael Sanfiel-reyes (5/24/2014 6:54:00 PM)

    childhood poem back: D i read since i was 10 years old (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yoam Rafael Sanfiel-reyes (5/24/2014 6:54:00 PM)

    childhood poem back: D i read since i was 10 years old (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Nancy Oyula (5/9/2014 12:37:00 AM)

    I love it............... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Celeste A (5/6/2014 6:32:00 PM)

    My all time favourite, this poem is my childhood :) (Report) Reply

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