Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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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  • Rookie Aisha Love (3/20/2010 4:53:00 PM)

    A forbidden love...best poem ever (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Emma Kessler (3/19/2010 1:19:00 AM)

    This is such an amazing poem, one of my favorites, I greatly admire Poe. It is so simply erie, bittersweet, you can feel his love for her in the words. It haunts you long after you read it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James Frederick Caldwell (3/17/2010 11:59:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexis Sizer (3/1/2010 8:09:00 PM)

    This is my all time favortie poem this very poem inspired my very first poem! =] love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohammad Daraghmeh (2/4/2010 9:52:00 AM)

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  • Rookie Emily Temple (2/3/2010 12:21:00 AM)

    This is, by far, the loveliest poem of all time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Allen Barnes (1/27/2010 10:57:00 PM)

    This was my wife's favorite poem. When she was dying of cancer, we used to read this to each other. I feel it truly expresses the love between two people. Maybe the Angels are envious of this kind of love after all. For she was 'Loved with a Love that was more than Love.' I wish you all this Love.
    Allen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Iron Panda 23™ (1/22/2010 6:00:00 PM)

    i absolutely LOVE this poem! ! !

    lol diana....i agree...hes soo tim burton! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diana Ferrer (1/15/2010 7:01:00 PM)

    Edgar is my favorite! Hes so tim burton, lol but seriously, what fantastic poems this is my favorite of his! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Leah Powers (1/10/2010 5:19:00 PM)

    Poe was an unconventional romantic. He is one of my favorite poets of all time. There is no comparison. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melissia Ann Senter (12/26/2009 11:03:00 PM)

    This has always been a favorite of mine I love this poem when I was in the 7th grade my litature teacher had us to memerize this poem and recite in front of the whole class word for word and I have never forgotten it this was a greatr poem written by one of the greatest poets Melissia Ann (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Edward Cousins (12/26/2009 7:57:00 PM)

    true love............................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bryn Dyn (12/21/2009 4:14:00 PM)

    this is my favorite poem of all time (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Annabel Lee (12/20/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    No words may describe how I feel about this poem, for this poem deserves more than a meaningless word, it needs thoughts and feelings from people like us who truely are in love with this poem and are truely and farely in love with the woman or man of their dreams and desires....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chantaria Stmarc (12/11/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    i absolutely love this poem! ! ! !
    Edgar Allan Poe is one of my most favorite poets! !

    would everybody be so kind and check out my poems
    and leave a comment on them? =] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keli Mims (12/7/2009 7:50:00 AM)

    I love this poem so much!

    Check mine out? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Moye (12/4/2009 4:22:00 PM)

    One of my favorite poems.

    Please check mine out :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ross Tirapelle (11/25/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    It is beautiful because it is a bit twisted and disturbing, not in spite of it. Anyways, the ghost in my house liked it when I read it aloud... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jacqueline Swartz (11/22/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    Vic Bassetti, with poetry you have to think outside the box. It does not literally mean that a man is lying down beside his dead wife. It is all about interpretation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vic Bassetti (11/19/2009 12:05:00 PM)

    Everyone says how beautiful they think this poem is but if find it more twisted and disturbing. The guy that Poe is writing about is literally laying next to his rotting dead wife in the closed space of the tomb... (Report) Reply

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