Was Annabel Lee a real person Poe knew?

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In the poem "Annabel Lee" was Annabel Lee a real person that Poe knew and was in love with?

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2000


Dear Leah,

In response to your question, many critics have argued that Annabel Lee is based on or assumes as subject matter Edgar Allan Poe's cousin/wife Virginia.

Hope this answers your question. Should you wish to pursue any other enquiries with me, please feel free to do so:

Yours sincerely,

Pragmatic Poe

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2000

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