Annabel Lee Study Guide

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee is a poem known for its unusual rhyme scheme and morbid subject matter. The poem, seemingly innocent at first, describes the love and passion the speaker has for Annabel Lee and how his love was returned; however, Annabel Lee later falls ill and dies. Rather than simply lamenting this, the speaker describes how he still lays down with her every night in her tomb. The poem explores the themes of sex, love, and death.

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