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Annabel Lee (1849)

Annabel Lee (1849)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Updated Jan 13, 2014

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 man...

^^Im so upset that the majority of the comments on here are about some 21st century paranormal book, than people who enjoy discussing the poem :(
Such a beautiful line. The equivalent of "our love is stronger than those older"
I first read this poem in  'lady midnight' by Cassandra Clare and I instantly fell in love with it.
hatfulofholl0w hatfulofholl0w Dec 26, 2016
i thought people actually love this part and comment but when i opened 'the comments' i said "yeah people are still the same"