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

  • (3/7/2007 12:10:00 PM)

    What a sense of sweetness.The pain and tender mix to describe misfortune as no one can.It was a long time ago I ve heard this poem readed by a women.It could be best by a man...the thing is perfect use of languaje words images tone and rhyming.And we dont use to think at Poe as Poet. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/11/2007 7:02:00 AM)

    I would love to recite this poem to others. I cannot, my voice breaks up on this one. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2007 6:07:00 AM)

    The most beautiful poem I have ever read.... (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2006 6:09:00 AM)

    Poe's dark brilliance has always been one of my top picks, but this lovely little poem of his has also been one of my favorite pieces of his. It has such a sweet, rhyming little tune for capturing such haunting depth of tragic emotion. I love the contrast. (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2006 5:01:00 PM)

    This poem is so haunting and beautiful. The desperation in it is so painful yet gorgeous as the speaker mourns his lost love. Poe, I miss you. (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2006 8:43:00 PM)

    this is one of the few poems in which i actually feel like i can hear the voice of the author, brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2006 7:05:00 AM)

    this is my fave poe poem.... its amazing


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  • (11/1/2006 3:20:00 PM)

    This is my favorite poem by Poe! Its so lovely and well written! (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2006 12:19:00 PM)

    not so much beautiful as profane, but a nice read if your into bone-ing dead girls (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2006 10:40:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem. It is both sad, with the death of his love, and unnerving, with the necrophilia. A masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2006 5:49:00 PM)

    Ahh my lovely Edgar Alenn, he is such a talented writer, be he not with us, I am sure he is writing in his after life. He is my idol and I envy the woman who inspired this piece of his work. I wish myself that I could find something so beautiful as to inspire a poem such as this. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2006 9:58:00 AM)

    This poem is amazing. It's beautiful, yet it has a sad tone to it. I envy both the love and the conveyor of that love... (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2006 1:14:00 PM)

    I know this poem like the back of my hand. It is my very favorite by edger and I think he writes beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/18/2006 9:48:00 AM)

    A love so brilliantly stated that it draws my envy as well, ... both in terms of the love they shared, as well as the elegance in which it was written. (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2006 3:58:00 AM)

    edgar allan poe is the reason i started writing poems and this was the first poem i ever read (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2006 11:25:00 AM)

    Great poem. I had a friend who would recite every chance he got. It got annoying, but I still enjoy the rythum. (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2006 11:49:00 AM)

    Annabel Lee is such a lovely poem! It's one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • (3/16/2006 6:51:00 PM)

    This is my all time favorite poem, and Poe is the master craftsman, the bar of perfection to which I aspire, the genius who understood that every word must be carefully chosen to create atmosphere and to achieve a specific end. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2006 4:18:00 PM)

    i love this poem because it expresses the most beautiful love story ive every known (Report) Reply

  • Willow Moon Pearce (11/17/2005 10:37:00 PM)

    You only have to read this poem once and you will remember it always. (Report) Reply

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