Help ME!! His admiration of women shown through "Annabelle Lee" and the Raven?? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

~I need March 4, 2003 PLEASE ~ How is Poe's admiration of women (from his relationships w/ women throughout his life) shown in his poems "The Raven" and "Annabelle Lee"??? ~ I'm writing papers and stuff and just looking for any additional insight and/or information!! Thanks so much!! Molly B. ~

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2003


Hot Tamolly!! what the heck haha this is so great i found you!! well yeah im still on my 3rd paragraph dont worry i found stuff for Lenore but i couldnt find annabelle lee... so guys if you have anything let me or molly know cuz we're in the same class! love ya baby! call me if you need any help k u got my cell number!

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2003

Poe had a great admiration for the women in his life. Almost all the women in his life died tragically and in Virgina's case, young. Two themes are prominant in his works. 1. the death of a beautiful woman and 2. being buried alive.

As for women, in The Raven the narrator is pining for the lost Lenore, and that leads him to ask yes or no questions of a bird who happened upon his window lattice. He is desperate to have her back for some unknown reson to the reader, but we see him transcend further and further into dispair at his loss of her.

Annabelle Lee-

Wonderful poem of a love that transcends from an innocent young love to an obsessive love. Analyze his willingness to stop his life to sleep near her and never live beyond the life he had with her. Was theirs a forbidden love before her passing? star crossed lovers so to speak? you be the judge.

Hope this helps, but remember, nothing replaces reading a story or poem and coming to your own conclusions.


-- Anonymous, March 04, 2003

my answer to this question would be that poe wrote these storyies to get over the deaths of peole (women) he loved in his life it was his way of copping with things

-- Anonymous, November 26, 2004

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