Why did poe write anabel lee and who was she?

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Why and for who did poe write anabel lee? Who was she to him?

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2001


he wrote that becuse of his wife that was his cousin as well!

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2001

I'm not quite sure about this but I think he wrote it for his wife Virginia -who was also his cousin- when she died. He was so distressed...

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2001

Some scholars say it was, indeed, about his wife. However, some people believe it is about his childhood sweetheart (who outlived him).

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2001

Yes, it was his 13 year old cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm who he wrote it for. I just had to do a project on it. She had tuberculosis, teh same disease his (biological) mom Mrs. Poe died of when he was 2. He was really upset, because he loved her so much. \The Annabel Lee theory that has to do with his childhood sweetheart Sarah Elmira Royster, is because she used to call herself Annabel Lee. But it was really about Virginia.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2001

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