Eng 102 T/Th 11:00am-12:15pm
Monday, September 15, 2014
Love Lost, Edgar Allan Poe “Annabel Lee” In the poem of “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the speaker reminiscence about his long-lost love Annabel Lee. When you think about love lots of words come to mind. Love has many meanings, states, and attitudes. You can love someone or something in so many ways. When you search the meaning of love it means that you have a strong feeling of affection and concern for another person. When I think of love first think comes to mind is the poem of “Annabel Lee”, this poem really describes what love is, and puts all the meaning of what someone will do for the person they love. “Annabel Lee” is a very creative and meaningful poem which has many symbols which all lead in the direction of Love-Lost.
The speaker knew Annabel Lee many years ago, when she was a little girl and they both lived “In a kingdom by the sea.” Even though the two were only children, the couple had fallen seriously deep in love with one another. Maybe it was a bad thing, because our speaker blames the angels for killing his girlfriend. Apparently a wind came down from the clouds, which made Annabel Lee sick and then eventually killed her. When this happened, her relatives came and took her away from the speaker, and shut her up in a tomb. Afterwards he spends days and night with his girlfriend on the shore of the beach lying next to her.
How greatly can you love your special somebody? One of the first symbols the speaker uses was “with a loved that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me”. The speaker describes how strong and secure their love is by symbolizing that it is protected by a member of the highest order of angels in heaven. Both the speaker and Annabel Lee had really loved one another. The love that these two share was fascinating which caused half
Cited: "Poe 's Poetry Summary and Analysis." Poe 's Poetry Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of "Annabel Lee". N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2014.