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Do the poems Annabel Lee, To My Mother, To Helen, and To F---- have anything in common? If so, what?
-- Anonymous, October 02, 2001
The short answer is that these are a representative group of poems to the main women in Poe's life: Virginia his wife, his mother-in-law Mrs. Clemm, Mrs. Stannard(or Sarah Whitman in the second "To Helen")and Fanny Osgood. Different relationships, different ideals. Read a biography to find their names. www.eapoe.org has some bakground.
-- Anonymous, October 04, 2001