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

  • (8/7/2012 2:46:00 PM)

    Can ever, dissever my soul from the soul.............
    Pathetically poignant, transmission of feeling
    Goes through you like a poetic shock
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  • (8/7/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    In my opinion Poe was the greatest poet of all time, Annabel Lee like so many of his poems came from first hand experiance. he led a terribly tortured life and the evidence he put forth in his poetry. Anabel Lee has got to bethe most beautiful soul stirring poem of lost love, barr none. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    Painful but a very beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2012 10:15:00 AM)

    Chills! Poe had such a deft touch with the macabre. His love poems were beautifully creepy. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2012 5:23:00 AM)

    Now we know why Poe drank, first love, true love, clash of families (shakespeare?) you bet. After that, what would be his only purpose to go on? (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2012 12:48:00 AM)

    One of the saddest but most beautiful love poems ever written,
    Painfully Poetic
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  • Blue (8/4/2012 8:30:00 AM)

    Such language of jewel like beauty to depict the power of love. Poe shines like a star amongst the pantheon of poets (Report) Reply

  • (7/25/2012 2:14:00 PM)

    It's beautiful. So full of longing and love. (Report) Reply

  • Shania K. Younce (7/16/2012 3:03:00 AM)

    I love this poem! ! It is very wonderful. I like his style. (Report) Reply

  • (6/17/2012 1:20:00 AM)

    This is a great full-circled poem indeed. Love is not a ticking bomb with an expiration date, but lives on past death, hence the long-lived poet and poem. View Blind Beauty. (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2012 4:41:00 PM)

    That's the idea, he wanted you to shiver too. (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2012 1:58:00 AM)

    One of my all time favorites. My 9th grade English teacher introduced me to Poe's poetry, and I've loved it ever-since. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2012 12:35:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe will for evermore be one of the greatest poets of the 19th century. Truly, a poet to admire for his style. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2012 12:31:00 PM)

    Sometimes, it's good to revisit the works of the masters. I've enjoyed this poem ever since I first read it. It's among Poe's best works. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    Sometimes, it good to revisit the works of the masters. I've enjoyed this poem ever since I first read it. It's among Poe's best works. (Report) Reply

  • Funom Makama (4/18/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    Annabel Lee, a classic, deepest in its thoughts, even with eyes closed, and mind dark, can see and feel its meaning. (Report) Reply

  • <font color=00FFCC>teal Sky</font> (4/15/2012 3:17:00 AM)

    one of my favorite poems, the poem conveys a profound meaning as well the language is just too good to be recreated.the poem is of 6 paras, but it's so well written that is flows with beauty, i feel like I've only read 3-4 paras.
    it truly deserves to be in the top 10 list.
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  • Annabel Lee (3/22/2012 12:23:00 PM)

    Well.. I really love this poem. I love how macabre it sounds by repeating those sentences and words. I love the way he's trying to tell us that his beloved died. At first it seems like he's not brave enough to use some strong word, so he says A wind blew out of a cloud chilling my beautiful Annabe Lee... It sounds so scary, but still so calming. Personally, my favourite lines are:
    And neither the angels in haven above,
    Nor the demons down under the sea,
    Can ever dissever my sould from the soul
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
    I can feel the power of words while saying ever dissever.
    E.A.Poe is and will ever be my favourite poet.
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  • Annamaria Fernandez (3/20/2012 3:01:00 PM)

    WOW # 1 poem in mi book btw i just added a poem check it out type in trying to hide my tears (Report) Reply

  • Brianna Winebarger (3/20/2012 7:29:00 AM)

    Poe is one of hte best writers known ti man...he shoud get more credit for his work and people should see the beauty and artistic ablity he has. Great writer (Report) Reply

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