Analysis Of The Poem ' Annabel Lee And His Childhood Sentiments

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The poem hints to various women in the narrator’s life and most significantly a young beautiful lady who dies too suddenly in her youth. The poem celebrates Annabel Lee and his’s childhood sentiments which are somehow consistent with the ethics of the passionate era. During the 18th and 19th centuries most idealists perceived maturity as an exploitation of purer predispositions of childhood and chose nature over the society as it was considered to be in a desirable inherent state. For that reason, Poe considers the love between Annabel and narrator to be complete and perpetual compared to that of mature people. Annabel shows no signs of complexity in her emotions that may end up darkening or complicating her relationship. In this case, she can be described as tender and determined in her affection. The narrator is certain that his soul together with that of Anabel is tied, and during the night slumbers in her burial chamber. Love is widely manifested in the poem and though it is challenged by death, the narrator is not shaken and remains firm on his love for Annabel. “Loved with a love that was more than love” is a statement that the narrator tries to emphasize that the love they shared was unique and deep, regardless of their young age. Though the poem dwells more on the subject of love, it digs profoundly into the dangerous portions of the feelings that love can torment, trap, and leave a person sad and empty. A major section of Poe’s fiction comprises of reveries on death and on queries concerning the life after demise. As death is a predetermined supposition as the end of a decomposing process that is continuing, Poe does not get to the same assumption concerning death in the poem. If love is the most significant theme in the... ... middle of paper ... ...ture and man are unified. In line 31 sea has been used to symbolize how evil exists down the sea and its intention is to destroy the narrator’s relationship with Annabel. The angels or seraphs being perceived as good are actually bad in Poe’s poem. All blame is directed to the spirits for killing Annabel. In line 11 the phrase “winged seraphs” offers a haughty and mythical essence to the poem similar to the maiden and the kingdom. From the beginning, the seraphs are very jealous and cruel as they cover the Annabel and the narrator’s love. Instead of signifying joy, light, and beauty, they symbolize darkness, unfairness and evil. In line 30, the narrator gives the impression of how the angels thought they would conquer by taking Annabel but his tie to Annabel is solid. Pairing the demons and the angels signifies that the angels are not agents good and bad at all costs.

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