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

  • 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

    (5/11/2017 11:03:00 AM)

    ha so funny I did too

  • (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

    (5/11/2017 10:58:00 AM)

    sick dude thanks

  • 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

    (5/11/2017 11:04:00 AM)

    my least favorite poem :)

  • 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

    (5/11/2017 11:02:00 AM)

    Dr? more like mrs. do you even know what love is? if so, I want you to show me. I wanna know what love is and I want you to show me.

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

    Very true I agree with u r comments

  • (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

  • Nina V (8/27/2016 10:57:00 PM)

    Though few things bring tears to my eyes this poem never fails so. (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    I remember memorizing this and sayimg this in front of my classmates back then in high school. One of the best poem for me. Beautifully written and yet sad. It becomes lovelier everytime you read it! (Report) Reply

  • (7/24/2016 2:43:00 PM)

    so beautiful but so sad (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2016 1:55:00 PM)

    My father read me this every night when I was a child. I so loved Poe. His complete unabridged work is phenomenal.. (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2016 3:51:00 AM)

    Oh so sad (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    I have no idea what people see in this poem. Honestly- is it just the Twilight in you that makes you think it's romantic to sleep with your girlfriend's corpse? Bleh.

    And what is We loved with a love that was more than love. Does the man have no imagination? I think he smoked with a smoke that was more than smoke before he wrote this. one.
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    (5/11/2017 11:07:00 AM)

    @josephdavidoliver keep crying about the peom you baby. if you don't like it don't read it.

    Aviv Bulabog (12/5/2016 10:36:00 PM)

    perhaps you didn't imagine impossible things that would happen or maybe you're not into love, ever lasting love.

    Joseph David Oliver (7/18/2016 7:06:00 AM)

    it's about how love outlasts even death. If you want to insult someone....look in a mirror because I think you smoked a smoke that was more than smoke. and that's why you like to insult someone who is a far greater writer than anyone I know or will know. He was the original horror and tragedy writer of his time, and NO ONE else had the balls to write the stuff he wrote. that just makes him even greater than his Critics (a.k.a. you) try to make him out to be..... and the fact that he was killed by unknown reasons (that are still unknown even today) just makes his life more tragic. he lost his family, a military career was denied him and he suffered a drug addiction.....show the guy some respect.

  • Ludolf Dauphin (6/7/2016 4:15:00 PM)

    I first heard this poem in a episode of Baywatch, and fell in love with it and poetry. So tragic and yet so beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Adrianna La Flash (6/2/2016 2:16:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan poem was the first poet I truly loved, and still remains in my top ten.
    Although this poem was not my introduction to his work, this is my favorite poem by Edgar Allan Poe. This poem made me truly and completely fall inlove with poetry.

    It is so truly beautiful, 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 - a love that was more than love, and, then the thought that angels had a jealously over their love, and that's why Annabel Lee had died.
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