Inside the Sepulchre
In "Annabel Lee", the poem talks about a young couple who fell in love by the sea. The young girl was so beautiful, the angels were envious of her happiness. So one day they sent a cold chill to join her highborn kinsmen before her time. The young man was very devastated but refused to give up the belief that they will be together again because they had true love. A deeper meaning to the poem could be that Poe was writing about his cousin/wife who married him at age 13 and died at age 25. The attitude of the poem was about Love but it transitioned to the feeling of sorrow. When the poem shifted, Poe wrote, "A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling/ My Annabel Lee" (Line 15 paragraph 3). A theme that can be applied to this poem is that love is more powerful than death. The title represented the love that the young man had for his wife and how beautiful both her and her name was.
"The Bells" was similar in the way of starting out with the feeling of Love then slowly transitioning to the feeling of Sorrow and Death. The way they are different is that "Annabel Lee" was told in first person and "The Bells" was told in third person and described the track of life by comparing it to the different kinds of bells.
By: Kayleigh Williams