“Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe Review

Many years ago, there was a kingdom by the sea. In this kingdom lived a young woman called Annabel Lee, whom the speaker suggests the reader might know. According to the narrator, Annabel Lee’s only ever thought about the love between them. They were both children, but their love went well beyond what love can normally be. In fact, this love was so special that the angels of heaven were jealous and desirous of it.

It is important to say that this poem was the last poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. This poem was written in 1849 and published not long after the Edgar Allan Poe’s death in the same year.

This poem is written from the narrator’s perspective where he is telling us about the death of a woman he loved. And as you might had guessed this woman was named Annabel Lee. 

This poem is a love story field with sadness, darkness and death. Which Edgar Allan Poe is pretty much very known for. This poem is very realistic because it shows that love isn’t only constant happiness and joy. 

This poem takes 5 minutes to read if you are a slow reader, so really you can read it anywhere, in elevator, waiting in line etc. 

This poem starts out as a fairy tale and deteriorates into a horror story as the ending is closer and closer. If you are into these kind of tales, stories or poems give this poem a try if you haven’t so far. 

This poem in my opinion is an attempt to explain the intensity of love and how it can endure and conquer even the unconquerable.

The writing style is very 1800s ish, and it defiantly very moody and very easy to get into it. 

I give this poem 5 / 5

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