Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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Annabel Lee


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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  • Barry Blander (1/7/2013 2:17:00 AM)

    Poe reveals that love is eternal, through life and death. This poem is very sad, one feel's Poe's harrowing pain. (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Blakely (12/3/2012 6:13:00 PM)

    Breaks my heart. If I could cataorize this poem into comedy or tradegy i would put it into tragdey (Report) Reply

  • Savannah Jones (11/27/2012 8:45:00 PM)

    I was reading over this one and a copy from a book and they are a little different. I am glad i checked it was different from my source and would have been interresting (Report) Reply

  • Shiela Marie Anunciacion (11/17/2012 4:50:00 AM)

    I have performed this work as a declamation when I was in high school, I won the championship. Thank you Sir Edgar Allan Poe.

    As I play the main character in the poem... I felt his love and sorrow for his beloved Annabel Lee. I felt how much the separation costs both Annabel and the guy. How much the guy will sacrifice just to get where Annabel is. He will slay demons and such creatures, even sail the turbulent sea just to reach her. However, in the end, is still a tragedy for he lost his beloved to fate. I felt his broken soul trying as it might to deny what happened, but has nothing left for everything starts and ends with his love. (Report) Reply

  • Latoya Maddox (10/30/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest literary figures of all times. I have been an avid fan of his work since middle school. I enjoy many of his short stories and poems, but Annabel Lee is a particular favorite of mine. It is a hauntingly beautiful, but sad poem in which Poe expresses his love and grief for his wife Virginia. It is in my opinion that this poem is a poetic masterpiece! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/20/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    I knew AEP as a writer of stories of suspense and mystery. Only now I came to know that he is a poet of a high calibre. This is a very delicate tragic romantic poem which is more pronounced in its mysticism towards the end. (Report) Reply

  • Alyssa Hinson (10/17/2012 9:27:00 PM)

    This is my absolute favorite poem ever...Poe is my inspration for writing...Poe is the best poet! ! ! ! His poems are so full of meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Reyvrex Questor Reyes (10/7/2012 3:49:00 AM)

    I like poems with some intoxication, like this poem of mine:

    Drunken Sonnet

    When in my lowest stock of wine and praise
    I just content myself with this cheap beer
    And wish in some hotel I with my raise
    In yuletide, enjoying a good cheer;
    But most I get from work that I contend,
    Is reprimand from bossy chief and staff,
    And scorn from lady love whom I pretend,
    To have, when all I get from her is chaff;
    And thinking of this love, this love of fools,
    That no angel finds worthy of a cent,
    Spit out, might I, in any of my drools,
    And wonder how my glossy life have went;
    .... Seeing your face, and hearing your tirade,
    .... I might with bandits give my life to trade. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Zweil (10/5/2012 4:39:00 PM)

    My good friend Tracy R. Gibson (an accomplished stage actor) produced a video interpretation of this. I think it's phenomenal and capture's Poe's mania perfectly:

    Annabel Lee Video Reading:
    www.youtube.com/watch? v=PyU4wRTPHXQ (Report) Reply

  • Frida Lee (9/14/2012 9:48:00 PM)

    If you want a very honest opinion, I love this poem. But I interpret the message as a man who loved this 'Annabel Lee' but with a 'love more than love' - an obsession. The narrator of the poem seems very possessive and obsessive of the girl, and seems sort of crazy if you ask me. Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his darker literature, so it wouldn't really be surprising if the theme of the poem isn't just an 'everlasting love'. (Report) Reply

  • M C (8/22/2012 10:38:00 AM)

    So the narrator's crazy, right? This is the beautiful love story of a crazy man, poignant because it's a sad story, but also because he's nuts and doesn't realize it. Right? (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (8/12/2012 1:56:00 AM)

    No matter how many times I read this poem of everlasting love, it still goes through me like dagger (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (8/8/2012 1:30:00 AM)

    My dear mother introduced me to this wonderful poem. Never could thank her enough.
    Stayed with me, all my life, as did her love (Report) Reply

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