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Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

by Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Do you think this poem is about true love or about scary obsession? Can someone feel both feelings at the same time, or does one cancel out the other?
  2. Do you get a picture in your mind of the speaker? If so, where does it come from? How do you think Poe builds his character over the course of the poem?
  3. Is real love possible at a young age? Do you need to be fully grown in order to really fall in love?
  4. Do you think the end of this poem is beautiful? Do you think its weird subject matter makes it more or less appealing?
  5. Would you date Edgar Allan Poe? Sorry, we couldn't resist.

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