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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
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
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;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes! - that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
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.

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;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.


Comments about Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Freshman - 892 Points Wilma De Guzman (7/29/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    I remember memorizing this and sayimg this in front of my classmates back then in high school. One of the best poem for me. Beautifully written and yet sad. It becomes lovelier everytime you read it! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 14 Points Dayna Thunder (7/24/2016 2:43:00 PM)

    so beautiful but so sad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Toni Marie Landino (7/12/2016 1:55:00 PM)

    My father read me this every night when I was a child. I so loved Poe. His complete unabridged work is phenomenal.. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Lyric

  1. 1. Annabel Lee , Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 2. A Dream , William Blake
  3. 3. I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) , William Wordsworth
  4. 4. A Noiseless Patient Spider , Walt Whitman
  5. 5. The Tyger , William Blake
  6. 6. A Lyric Day , Robert William Service
  7. 7. Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Sum.. , William Shakespeare
  8. 8. Lyric Written In 1830 , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  9. 9. A Lyric To Mirth , Robert Herrick
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  12. 12. Christmas Carol , Sara Teasdale
  13. 13. Lyric Of Love To Leah , Aleister Crowley
  14. 14. I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. The Land Of Counterpane , Robert Louis Stevenson
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  17. 17. The Ivy Green , Charles Dickens
  18. 18. All Souls' Night , William Butler Yeats
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