"For Annie" is a sexual encounter?

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Is "For Annie" about sex?

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2001


If only. More likely about Poe's convalescence during an illness and affection for the woman caring for him.(Annie Richmond?)Several other poems are dedicated to woman friends in this hyberbolic romantic style and according to the mores of the time such exagerrated inspirations need not signify physical contact. Idealized flirtation at best or merely a figure for inspiration.

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2001

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