Why did Poe write "For Annie"?

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I need to know some background about Poe's poem, "For Annie" and the only information about it that I have found is the poem itself. Please help or give me a website if you can.... THANKS!

-- Anonymous, February 28, 2000



the poem "For Annie" was written for a woman named Nancy Locke Heywood (Mrs. Charles Richmond) whom Poe always refered to as Annie. She lived in Lowell, Massachusetts. Poe met her in June of 1848 when he lectured there. Although she was married, Poe loved her deeply and asked her to move to live near him but she declined and chose to remain with her husband. Following Poe's death in 1849, she remained an admirer and one of his most loyal defenders. A.H.Quinn in the introduction to "Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Tales and Poems" states that Poe describes her in his story of "Landor's Cottage"

Good Luck!

-- Anonymous, February 29, 2000

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