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why was the poem annabell lee writen? was it a family member that represents annabell lee? please answer i need this answer fast!!
-- Anonymous, November 30, 2002
the poem was written about his young wife virginia who died of tuberculosis. he loved her very much and never fully recoverred from her death. she was also his younger cousin but thats a totally different story.
-- Anonymous, December 01, 2002
it wasnt virginia.. poe viewd women as perfect angelic beings. the poem was about the loss of the women in his life in general. he had numerous engagements and attempted courtships after virgina's death. he loved her yes, but not anymore than any of his other would be wives. poe was of weak character, and craved more than anything female attention.
-- Anonymous, May 28, 2003