Annabel Lee Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

Rating: 4.5

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.

Annabel Lee
Barry Blander 07 January 2013

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

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Meow 01 December 2021

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Shanice Morrison 09 January 2013

This is my favourite poem of all time! brilliant... absolutely brilliant!

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Amanda Blakely 03 December 2012

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

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Danahi Hernandez 30 January 2013

awwww one of my favorite poem from is marbles poetry since 7th grade i knew this poem i love this poem so much one of kind[3

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Suzawaka Phiri 09 January 2023

This is officially my favorite poem

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Rob Lamberton 12 November 2022

I like a story combined with a rhyme

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Stephanie 07 August 2022

To be honest, I dislike poems that are just too obviously rhymed. I don't get why it's considered amongst the best, although I'm not hating on him; the literary work is good.

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me ka 17 May 2022


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Shreya Hacks 24 April 2022

Great love story. Poetic gem.

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