i need pictures of annabel lee

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I have to have some kind of picture of annabel lee soon and i can not find any but in our literature book, can you please help me?

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2000


Annabel Lee was not a real person. He was referring to his wife, Virginia, when he wrote this classic poem.

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2000

Annabel Lee was his real wife! Not some named Virginia! She was very beautiful and he was drunk when he read the poem, well that's what I read in a book.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002

Annabel Lee was his real wife! Not some named Virginia! She was very beautiful and he was drunk when he read the poem, well that's what I read in a book. whatever that other kid said is not true~!~!~!~!

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002

i just went to charleston and went on a ghost tour and they said annabel lee was a 13 year old when he was 28 and the met in a cemetary. they were both poets and fell in love. Annabel's dad found out and locked her in her room for 6 months (feeding her 2 times a day. Edgar, who was an artilerary man, was extremely sad and when Annabel was released she paid a slave to take her to him. (he was in a fort with his troops) When her dad found out anabel was locked again in her room 4 2 months and it was hot in the summer so annabel lee opened her window and a mosquito bit her and she died of malaria. Edgar did not find out where she is burried and it is said that she wanders the grave at night looking for her long lost lover.

Just a ghost story i heard on a ghost walk in Charleston,SC! p.s. it was pretty cool to think about!

-- Anonymous, May 13, 2002

I also heard the same story in Charleston. However, when he went to the cemetery, where he used to meet Annabel Lee, and could not find her grave (they dug many to hide her body, as they feared he would dig it up) he sat down and wrote the poem, so the story goes. Annabel Lee's sister supposedly wrote a letter, which is housed at the library across the street, which indicates how obsessed Edgar Allan Poe was with Annabel Lee. The group of people who gave this tour are historians.

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2002

ummm you guys are idiots annabell lee as some people think ws virginia and others think other things....No One knows for sure but him.and hes dead. and the 13 year old is VirginiaClemm...he was 27 and she was 13 and she was his first cousin and they got married......dont tell krap when you dont know!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2002

Edger Allen Poe was born on jan. 19 , 1809 in bostin. Annabel Lee was Edger's cousin. Edger and Annebel got married when she was 14 and he was 27. The marraige was encouraged but Annebel's mother and Edger's aunt. Edger was and obbsesive gambler. Also along with his gambling he was a strong drinker. Some say he drunk him self to death, but also heard that he had rabies and i guess is still unknown and never will be known.But he was found died in a street gutter uncontious face down.I'm not sure if i would call his relationship so much of an obsesion. Cause from reading lots of his pieces he speaks alot sexually about other weman. For example:He speaks a woman named "Lenore." I would say there is a possiblity for other female relations. But that is not a fact that is just an oppinion.

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2002

You can find pictures either at annabel lee.com or look up on the goggle search for her pictures.

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2003

Annabell Lee was his Poe's mothers name (who died of T.B.). He wrote this Poem when he had already buried his wife or was at that time watching her die. You can tell he wrote this close to her death because of the death stanza (3rd stanza), there are major changes in the ryhm sceme that suggests an emotional breakdown.

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2003

There was no one named Annabel Lee in Poe's life. He was referring to his wife, Virginia. She was his cousin and was 13 years old when she died of TB. He used the name Annabel Lee because it is easier to rhyme than Virginia. Look up Virginia instead of wasting your time looking for someone who never existed.

-- Anonymous, December 18, 2003

Sorry, she wasn't 13 when she died. She was 13 when they got married.

-- Anonymous, December 18, 2003

once again people ignorance shows through. there was no such person as annabell lee it was his cousin virginia who was 13 when they got married and died a year later of tuburculosis(sp) just bc u read the poem doenst mean its true. do u think a fucking ravin really talked? or has ur mtv soaked mine just finally turned to mush to where everything is a constant acid trip

-- Anonymous, December 09, 2004

I have always found it perplexing why a man of Poe's talent with the English language should have to had change a woman's name to find suitable rhymes. Come now. As well as the fact that anyone who has had even a momentary girlfriend knows she wouldn't buy it if you told her a poem titled with another woman's name was really for her. I for one believe in Annabel's ghost, but the cemetary where she is said to be buried had a fire (this is true) that destroyed its burial records in the 1820's so we'll all have to keep guessing.

-- Anonymous, December 10, 2004

It is likely that Annabel Lee was a real person, though it's unlikely that she was his wife Virginia. A reading of the poem clearly states that they knew each other a long time ago when they were children. When Poe was 18, he was stationed outside of Charleston, SC, and likely heard the legeng of Annabel Lee and the sailor who loved her. Their love as forbidden, so the legend goes, and she was locked in her room for months by her father, who opposed their love. I'll give three reasons why Annnabel isn't Virginia. 1) It says they were in love long ago, but Virginia was alive for all but the last two years of Poe's life. 2) Poe and Virginia were not children when they married, and 3) Virginia's remains had to be moved and placed beside Poe's years after his death. If he had loved her so, why was he buried away from her.

Finally, I should say that most of you should do more research before jumping to conclusions. Virgina died in 1847, so there's no way burial records destroyed in the 1820's would have had anything to do with her.

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2005


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