Imagery of Poem Annabel Lee : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

How did Edgar Allen Poe blend love and death in Annabel Lee affect society?

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2002


Question lacks coherence. Perhgaps you mean how the narrator bitterly pits their love against the angels, the world, her highborn kinsmen, etc. The core strength of the poem hinges on this rejection by ythe world and the interference of heaven. Annabel Lee's place AND her lover is permanently and defiantly fixed(however dark and unsatisfactory) at the tomb by the shore. This is Poe's continuing statement of art against the world, against change and Job-like refusing ultimately to be mere fobbed off by future Hope. Although past memories and future Hope are twin underpinnings the poet's place is fearessly in between with all his tragedy and complaints crying out in art.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2002

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