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Annabel Lee

             Edgar Allen Poe wrote a poem about the devastating loss of his beloved Annabel Lee. The language of Poe's writing pulls the reader in to his fantasy-like world of the love he and Annabel Lee shared at a young age. .
             Reading any of his writings shows see the pain, but it is more evidently felt in his writing of the loss of his beloved in the poem "Annabel Lee".
             His writing of "a wind blew out of a cloud by night chilling my Annabel Lee" (line 15), leaves a sensation of how he feels cursed and the heavens took away the joy because of the angels" discontent. They feel a sense of delight in destroying others happiness. Further in the writing it is confirmed and more prevalent in "The Angels, not half so happy in Heaven, Went envying her and me" (line 18).
             In lines fifteen and twenty-five you see the use of the word "chilling" and the capitalization of ANNABEL LEE. This is probably done to disturb the rhythm of the poem and startle the reader. It particularly stands out with the end rhymes that alternate lines with few variations, implementing frequently repeated, and alarmingly simplistic rhyming words like: "Lee", "sea", "me", and "we".
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             Also Poe has breaks in the alternating rhyme schemes to show the two emotions felt late in his life. The first is "older than we" and the second is "far wiser than we", which seems to be a mocking tone showing resentment towards the angels in heaven.
             In the final stanza you really feel the pain of a broken hearted man, "and so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride, in her sepulcher there by the sea-in her tomb by the sea". Edgar Allen Poe's feelings are made quite clear; he really poured his heart and soul into the final stanza and captivated the reader who viewed the tragedy of life and death through his eyes.
             The poem of "Annabel Lee" has a fairytale style, with images representing the dark side of Poe's imagination.

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