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what was the poem,annabel about and how did she die.

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2001


she died when she fell over a rock she tripped and hit her head unforturnately i felt very badly for her but not really cuz i never read the book it's just too bad, or says the person next to me a "poem", so i can't give u a riht answer that's just too bad cya. ok

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2001

With the effort it took to switch on your computer and type that message, you could have read the poem ten times. If this is for homework, I suggest you read it - it isn't that long. Anyway, stanza three reads:

And this was the reason that, long ago,

In this kingdom by the sea,

A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling

My beautiful Annabel Lee;

So that her highborn kinsman came

And bore her away from me,

To shut her up in a sepulchre

In this kingdom by the sea.

I'll leave it to your powers of deductive reasoning to work out what happened.

Joe D.

-- Anonymous, January 11, 2001

Actually his 14 old cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm he wrote about in it, and she died of tuberculosis, same as his mother Mrs. Poe died from when he was 2.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2001

Annabel lee was written when his cousin/wife died of tuberculosis and the poem shows us the feelings of Poe to her an the way he suffered after her death.

-- Anonymous, April 12, 2001

she died when she drowned in the river some how which is tragic very it sad isn't well to bad

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2001

I Have No Idea Why He Died That Is What I Want To Know?

-- Anonymous, January 23, 2002

she died from a chilling! duh smart 1's!!!!!

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2002


-- Anonymous, June 09, 2002

i assumed that she froze to death saying that the wind chilled her. We had a discussion of this in a class. We diecided she froze

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2002

I think the poem says that she died from a disease because he blames the supernatural for her death. It was out of his hands.

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2003

Virginia died from tuberculosis, which you can develop from cold musty dank places like the house he had to live in due to his lack of money, hence the cold... chilling and killing... yes.

-- Anonymous, February 24, 2003

My name is annabelle Lee spelled a lil different but named after this poem, if you have a question ask me i have researched in to this!

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2003

What does it matter how she died? It is not relevant.

-- Anonymous, June 28, 2003

r u sure shes dead?!

-- Anonymous, September 13, 2003

basically it would be an opionated answer to how she died no one can know the exact answer except for edgar himself so ur best bet would to be deductive reasoning and ur own opinion

-- Anonymous, October 24, 2003

ok people. I have a thought on this. Somebody had mentioned Virginia. He later married her. This would be an indication that he (at the time) was not mourning her death. Also, as an interesting note. If I were to sit and write a poem about the woman I loved, while she and I were both still alive...(or even if one of us was dead), I would use the actual name of the person. I can't claim to know what Poe meant by this poem, because I am not him. But there are concepts that are explained in this poem which a lot of people don't look at. For instance, some of the verbage in this poem really didn't belong. Take, Sepulchre for instance. The sentence toward the end, in which he writes this...seems a bit sharp and off-handed. Almost like the word doesn't belong. I researched this word. At And I found something interesting there. "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. --John xx." Mary Magdalene. You know...The one who married Jesus... I don't think this is even close to coincidence. Throughout the poem Poe makes alliteration to the Bible. And Negatively AT THAT! "The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,Went envying her and me" Envy=Bad for angels. "the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me" Lucifer Coveted. Later he talks about them trying to dissever his soul from the one that he loves. It seems as though he may have a few anger issues.

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2004

the poem/story might have been writen about a legend which has a character named: anabel lee. she fell in love with some sailor but her father didnt like him so they would meet in a graveyard and one night her fahter found this out and locked her up in her room and was bitten by a mosquito and caught the yellow fever. the faher then wanted to keep them away even in death and so he didnt not tell the sailor which grave she was in. (it was a family plot of ground) and even if he just stodd there the father had buried the bodies -all except annabel lee's- 3 feet. annabel lee's body was buried 6 feet.... but it might not be true.. poe might not have even heard of the legend. some say that poe WAS the sailor.

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2005

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