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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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  • Frank V. Gardner (11/8/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe left us here “many and many a year ago, ” (160 years) in our poetic “kingdom by the sea, ” to dream, as he did, of our “Annabels.”

    What a gift we have ever, that none can dissever, our souls from the ones that we love.
    We have Poe and Annabel giving us beautiful
    Dreams as we continue to love.

    I am inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and many others, such as William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote iambic lines.

    Thirty-seven years ago I wrote: “It’s this bound verse that captured me;
    Poetic pen and all.
    It’s why I write iambic lines
    And have myself a ball.”

    I was gone from Poem Hunter for much of the past three years because of health issues. I’m back now, approaching age 87 next month, more enthusiastic than ever. (Report) Reply

  • Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:45:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Denise Neufeld (10/30/2009 10:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful Poem, I have created a picture that was inspired by this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Punsara Amarasinghe (10/26/2009 4:49:00 AM)

    I have been inspired by the vivatious poetical glory of poe..........i love this great American poet and his poems...................but Annabel Lee have a special place in my heart..............When i read this poem grief is engulf my heart...........yes, this poem is immortal forever............. (Report) Reply

  • Jeremiah Jan Agustin (10/23/2009 6:39:00 AM)

    e.a poe, ah, e.a poe. nxt sem we wil hav americann lit and i am so excited to unearth the beauty of ANNABEL LEE and this man-E>A>POE. (Report) Reply

  • Ione Gonzalez (10/19/2009 2:32:00 PM)

    I love this beautiful haunting poem...who would dare not to dream about ethernal love?
    The kind of love that chases you trough your entire existence, pure pain, that one
    would rather keep, like a ghost in the closet...forever. (Report) Reply

  • Diana Code (9/23/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    i really love this poem....hay! ! ! how i wish i could find somebody like him who loved her wife so unconditionally....edgar allan poe is so awesome... (Report) Reply

  • Taylor Houston (9/21/2009 4:27:00 PM)

    I was reading this poem to study for a role for a play and It is now my favorate poem I love it so much
    Moekie01 (Report) Reply

  • Mattison Senter (9/14/2009 5:43:00 PM)

    of course i was reading an online story called bloody kisses strawberry smiles and the writer suggested the readers to read this poem and i loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Candace Johnson (9/13/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    I have always adored this poem... full of love and loss. It is very poetic. I particularly love the second verse. It is very sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Mercedes Perry (8/26/2009 4:51:00 PM)

    Poem is an expression of freedon... the grammer doesnt have to be correct... its a choice of the poet... so there is no 'correctness' (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (8/7/2009 1:14:00 PM)

    But for the last stanza, this would have been just another poem. The last stanza really elevates the poem to sublime heights. The feel is excellently conveyed. Regarding the grammar, wherever 'us' is required, he has used 'we'. I don't know the correctness of this. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Harmon (8/7/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    As is often the case, out of two paragraphs, only the second one was appropriate.

    The example of non-sympathy and non-empathy some members display towards others takes the patient of a saint to disregard; and some members who refer to themselves as saints know quite well they are not. And the reason some member's poetry has no merit is just for this reason. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Pruchnicki (8/7/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    What an array of talent is on display here! It takes the patience of a saint to read through all the garbled comments and the so-called real versions of 'Annabel Lee' printed in toto! If only some of those who commented had spent more time studying composition and getting the grammar and logic right before hitting submit and sending their gibberish winging through cyber space, their remarks might have more impact.

    The subject of 'Annabel Lee' is the death of a beautiful woman, Poe's favorite subject, no more, no less! Poe died after a series of drinking bouts at the age of forty.A broken heart was not the cause of death, strictly speaking. Virginia Clemm was Poe's thirteen-year-old cousin, who died of tuberculosis in 1847 eleven years after her marriage to Poe. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (8/7/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    Poe captures the love for his wife, who died in this poem, before his death. Poe, died of a broken heart, only masked by circumstance. Annabel Lee was really Virginia, his wife's name. [ Maybe a stroke at politic to, in Lee being from Virginia before the Civil War. Making his stature of the South, next to the dominate North. ] (Report) Reply

  • Keith Oliver (8/7/2009 4:57:00 AM)

    One of the greatest poets of all time.
    His manipulation of the dark and depressing create a moment of emotion that anyone can relate to (Report) Reply

  • Yomamma Mammayo (8/7/2009 12:11:00 AM)

    I sent the moon part to my girlfriend. She thought it was romantic. Then I realized he was talking about sleeping with dead girls.
    '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.'
    Romantic? Only if she doesn't find out. (Report) Reply

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