The poem was published in 1849 (Poe & Barger 96-7).
Plot The poem is about a beautiful and painful memory of long lost love (Poe 2).
The poem refers to woman in Poe’s life, who most probably was in reminiscence of Virginia Clemm (Poe 1).
Poe married his wife at 13 years of age and who passed on in 1847 before she turned 25 years.
Introduction Annabel Lee is a poem printed by Edgar Allan Poe.
The poem was Poe’s last work and reflected his true life circumstances, consequently confirming the fact that his works were mostly about his own experiences (Poe 1).
Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849, but before his death, he made his mark on the world as a Gothic writer and part of the American Romantic movement.
While his poem, 'The Raven,' is probably one of his most well-known poems, the last poem he wrote before his death, 'Annabel Lee,' is also well-known.
Try it risk-free In this lesson, we will study 'Annabel Lee,' a poem written by the Gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe.
After a summary of the poem, we will analyze its structure, themes and motifs, before finishing with a short quiz.