3 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2016
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    1. Annabel Lee

      Repeating Annabel Lee's name in this way makes me hear it almost as a chant. The speaker repeats it over and over again to bring attention to her name. It's important. She's important.

    2. In this kingdom by the sea

      This image is repeated throughout the poem. In my head, I'm visualizing a large sand castle built by the ocean and the speaker and Annabel Lee walking around within it. What does this image signify to the reader? Why wouldn't Poe put them in a house?

    3. I was a child and she was a child,

      What can you infer from this statement? Why do you think this might be important to the story? Do you think Poe is inferring that the subjects of the poem were not actually in love or is there some deeper meaning?