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What type of poem is Annabell Lee? Is it a cinquain, quatrain, limerick???

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2003


I think that this poem, if you read into it, is more the story of a crazy person. In the end when he says: And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling--my darling, my life and my bride, In the sepulchre there by the sea, In her tomb by the sounding sea. i took it to mean that he commits suicide next to her tomb so that he could be with her in heaven. Since their souls "can never dissever my soul from the soul of the beautiful Annabel Lee" that might mean that he is with her. He could also of been a stalker, because where in the poem does it state anything that she had done to show him how much she loved him back?

-- Anonymous, April 30, 2003

Loosely a ballad where there is no parrotted refrain but a constant return to Annabel Lee and the sea poetically as the narrator himself kkeeps returning to her tomb by the sea. One of many musical type poems some of which go to the rhthym of popular songs.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2003

This poem is not about a man out of his mind. This is the story of a couple Annabell Lee and her husband. It is the first aniversary of her death. and because he love her so much he spend that night in her tomb by the sounding sea. She die of neimonia because of a chill.

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2003

I think the man in the poem has been unhinged by the death of his loved one. I think his unhinged nature is established by the use of the end rhyme and repeated use of her name. It reminds me a bit of the 1960's song "Their Coming to Take Me Away." I initially read the poem as meaning that the man had committed suicide. However, I think that he either literally goes to lie by the oceanside or he imagines that he is by the sea.

-- Anonymous, December 25, 2003

This poem influenced me and I am not taking after Annabel Lee. I will no reside by the ocean and wait for my Edgar to whisk me away or just be a crazy fool. Either way I am now Annabel Lee.

-- Anonymous, January 22, 2004

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