Annabel lee Essay

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Annabel Lee
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
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.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Poe was born in Boston, January 19, 1809, and after a life of forty years, he died in the city of Baltimore on October 7, 1849. Edgar was the son of David and Elizabeth Poe; however his mother did not live long and died when he was at the age of 2 years old. She had separated with her husband and took her children with her that included Edgar, Henry, and Rosalie. The children were separated after her death; Edgar was adopted by Mr. and Mrs, John Allan, Henry went to live with his grandparents, and Rosalie was taken in by another family. Edgar’s foster parents were very rich and successful, John Allan his father was a successful merchant, and so Edgar grew up in good surroundings and attended good schools. His name was changed and he inherited his foster Parents last name as his middle name, Edgar Allan Poe. At the Age of 6 Poe attended school in England for a duration of 5 years, at that time he learnt Latin, French, as well as math and history. He decided to later return to school in America to continue his studies.
At the age of 17, Edgar went to the University of Virginia in 1826. He wrote a lot of