I found myself involuntarily becoming pulled into the third and fourth stanzas, it was exceptionally well detailed in describing the human tendency to fear and panic. While gold and silver bells can bring joy to the listener, the sense of joyfulness is strongly outweighed by the horrors related to the sound of a fire alarm or iron bells. I found it interesting how Poe used more verbally intense words when describing the alarm and iron bells, he uses throbbing, clashing, clanging, and roaring. Whereas, he uses tinkle and ringing, to describe the joyful sounds of silver and golden bells. Lastly, I think that Poe did a great job in capturing the sorrow indicat...
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After reading through these three well-known poems by Edgar Allan Poe, I am not surprised by their sad themes or dark and obscure details. Poe is well known for his creepy stories, and that is well shown in Dream-Land and The Bells. However, Annabel Lee was a more touching story than I was expecting, it conveyed a relatable situation. One thing I noticed after reading all three poems, was Poe’s tendency to start each poem with lighthearted words, it seemed as though he was almost trying to get the reader to bring down his or her guard. He would then immediately start down a steep path leading to a glum theme, which is where he would cut off the reader, leaving them in a state of discontent. No one wants a sad ending, but Poe does not care. I found, Annabel Lee, to be my favorite poem of the three, it was easy to follow, sad, and interesting.
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