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

  • (3/12/2017 1:09:00 PM)

    This is one of the classics that seems to be derived from so many alternate things, that fit so perfectly together, like a puzzle, that truly almost every different viewer could extract a different meaning. Yet each meaning still as right as the last, and filled with the same personal experiences. (Report) Reply

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  • Nick Kler (3/3/2017 10:58:00 PM)

    Would I find my very own Annabel Lee? How I wish....... (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2017 4:23:00 PM)

    This poem is my favorite! (Report) Reply

  • (1/28/2017 2:40:00 PM)

    This poem is so beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (1/28/2017 10:01:00 AM)

    i love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/19/2017 7:40:00 PM)

    Very touching story, sensationally penned. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/19/2017 3:40:00 PM)

    Why oh why doesn't this poem by the master poet Poe have a 5 rating? 5 doesn't have to mean perfect- -we all know that perfection is not within man's capacity to attain- - but 5 should mean that someone came as close to perfection as humanly possible. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (1/19/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    Quietly majestic in its haunting tones. I believe this to be one of the most beautiful lines in the literature of love:

    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

    As an aside, I am always intrigued by the personalization of individual tragedy as an anthropomorphism of the cosmos antagonizing the individual from some humanized derivation of motive, such as jealousy. To visualize the loss of a loved one because the angels in heaven or the demons in hell took offense at a some quality of a human relationship is an extensive and intriguing discourse throughout literature. Overall, one of my favourites.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/19/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    Many years ago. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/19/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem...... Thanks for sharing.... (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2017 5:28:00 AM)

    edger has a way of idolising his poet personae. this shows us a profound understanding of love for in this poem it is described as something that is endless. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 2:00:00 PM)

    tom allport
    true love never ends and will always be. (Report) Reply

  • Zakir Hussain Haidary (12/9/2016 3:24:00 AM)

    my fav. one

    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.
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  • (12/6/2016 11:12:00 AM)

    My favorite poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (11/18/2016 1:23:00 PM)

    oh love that laments! to glean tears into eyes, as when true love transcends love, emotively surcharged with sorrow while departing the soul from own shore, but love love does exists in heaven onto eternity, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/19/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    Very true I agree with u r comments

  • Judith Blatherwick (10/31/2016 7:55:00 AM)

    This is an incredibly beautiful tale of everlasting love. It has always been a favourite. (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2016 8:11:00 AM)

    love it
    a very sad but musical poem (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Anas Affan (9/22/2016 6:01:00 AM)

    wonderful written nice thought (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2016 11:34:00 AM)

    Amazing piece of writing... (Report) Reply

  • Camelia Dragusin (9/11/2016 7:39:00 AM)

    E. A. Poe will always be one of the greatest poets and writers ever. (Report) Reply

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