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What are his attitudes toward death in "The Bells", "Do Not Go Gentle Into that good Night", and "Annabelle Lee"
-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002
The second poem is not Poe. I believe it is Yeats. If I am wrong,it is likely Dylan Thomas. Yeats was so much more than Poe yet in this they did share some common grim revolt. Some hoplelessness unsatisfied by religious consolation. They share the horror, the revolt, the loss of past happiness and unceetainty of the afterlife, the place of the poet with joy behind him and a gap of darkness ahead affirming only the search for the ideal that finds both hope and anguish before and behind him.
-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002
'Do Not Go' is by Thomas and concerns the approaching death of his father. It would make an excellent poem to contrast with 'Anabelle Lee', since Thomas offers a protest while Poe offers stoic acceptance.
-- Anonymous, September 27, 2002