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An Investigation of Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee In life, as in passing, Edgar Allan Poe evoked a feeling of compassion from his readership. Individuals who knew him well considered him heavy, mysterious and contemplative; thus, coupled with the copious tragedies he suffered during his life, especially the reduction of his original wife Virginia, it's not difficult to understand how the author brings out the theme of Annabel Lee through personal/setting vision, repetition of phrases and rhythm/rhyme. Annabel Lee honors the memory of Poe's dead wife, Virginia. Throughout the poem, his usage of private vision assists the reader to grasp the extreme feelings of loss he continues to undergo long after her departure. The setting imagery is vital to this particular literary bit, in that it goes through setting that one gains a significantly superior comprehension of his misery. A passing from what was the final poem written by Poe before his passing exemplifies his misery: "The angels, not half so happy in heaven, went envying her and me- Yes! - That has been 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 many far wiser than we- And neither the angels in heaven above, Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee." Regardless of his efforts, Poe just Couldn't Appear to shake the reduction of Virginia. He particularly had difficulty forgetting her final days, watching her cough up blood and gradually dies of tuberculosis. He could not even manage a blanket or handful of coal using wh...