Annabel Lee was the final poem written by Edgar Allen Poe and published shortly after his death in 1849. Like many of his poems, it deals with the death of a beautiful woman.
The narrator fell in love with Annabel Lee when they were both young and since then she has died. He believes she is was the most beautiful woman and thus even the angels are jealous. This is the reason he has come to believe was the cause of her death. He continues to love her even after her death and believe their souls are entwined. He even admits to lying down by her side in her tomb every night.
There has been debate if someone served as inspiration for Annabel Lee. Among the many guesses, the most credible candidate has been Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe.
Annabel Lee is the ninth and final installation of Edgar Allan Poe month.
Annabel Lee can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Barnes and Noble in Hackensack.
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