the raven and annabel lee

Topics: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe / Pages: 3 (678 words) / Published: Feb 26th, 2014
Marcos “Lost Love” Love is one of the most powerful feelings anyone can ever have. When you do feel love for someone it is unique towards why you feel such a strong way for them. The author Edgar Allan Poe had this feeling of love towards his wife that passed away at an early age of twenty four. His lost love for her was displayed in his poetry. In one of his most pronounced poems “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” he displays his sound love towards her through speakers. Both of these poems demonstrate how someone may be going through lost love is feeling. To begin with, in the poem “Annabel Lee” the speaker talks only about his life with “Annabel Lee” and how it tragically ended. For example, “And this maiden she lived with no other thought, than to love and be loved by me (Poe, 5-6). In these lines the speaker is expressing how he and “Annabel Lee” only lived to love each other and nothing more. This greatly impacted the speaker when eventually “Annabel Lee” passed away because the angels in heaven were jealous of her being with him on earth. “That the wind came out of the cloud by night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee (Poe, 25-26). Here is when the angels sent a wind to kill “Annabel Lee”. The speaker’s life did a 360 when “Annabel Lee” died since he only lived to love her. Now every time the moon shines the speaker dreams about her and when the stars goes go up he feels her eye’s gazing upon him. In addition, in the poem “The Raven” the speaker is sitting in a chair almost falling asleep when suddenly a raven flies in. The speakers lost love towards a woman named Lenore is greatly demonstrated in his questions towards the raven. For example “It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore – Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels name Lenore?” (Poe, 94-95). Here the speaker is asking the raven if he will ever get to meet Lenore again which the raven only responds “nevermore”. The speakers lost love towards Lenore affects his

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