Relation of Annabel Lee to Poe : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Alright then, I'm just asking what the relationship of Annabel Lee has to do with Poe. I'm talking about if it was pertaining to his lost lovd one or daughter or something of that sort. PLEASE answer back as soon as possible.

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2001


annabel lee is based on his wife, that 12 year old girl that he married..blah blah blah

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2001

Poe married his 12 year old cousin, and he wrote this poem about her when she came down w/ the disease tuberculosis. So he was devastated and therefore brought his emotions out by writing this poem.

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2001

The poem was thought to be written about his wife Virginia but he never stated whether it was or not. But his childhood sweetheart, I can't remember her name right now, said that the poem was about her. This girl was not Virginia his wife. I also heard once that Virginia was his wife's first or middle name but she was also called abigail, which is pretty close to Annabel, don't you think?

-- Anonymous, April 16, 2001

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