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Annabel Lee The poem Annabel Lee can be classified as a poem in many different ways Ballads became widely popular during the medieval ages when traveling singers called troubadours roamed around the land singing of great deeds done by heroic knights These ballads consisted of supernatural elements such as fire breathing dragons and crafty old wizards At the end of the ballad the knight usually rescued a beautiful princess Annabel Lee written by Edgar Allen Poe has all of these characteristics and truly can be identified as a ballad Annabel Lee tells of a love story between the narrator and his lost love Annabel Lee He explains that the love they shared together was greater than anything in the world Even the angels from heaven were jealous of the love Annabel Lee and the narrator shared The angels not half so happy in Heaven went envying her and me yes that was the reason as all men know in this kingdom by the sea that the wind came out of the cloud chilling and killing my Annabel Lee The narrator visits the tomb of his beloved Annabel Lee every night and as he looks up at the stars he is reminded of her bright eyes The moon brings dreams of Annabel Lee to the narrator For the moon never beams without bringing me the dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes of the beautiful Annabel Lee And so all the night-tide I lie down by the side of my darling my darling my life and my bride in the sepulchre there by the sea in the tomb of by the side of the sea Annabel Lee rhymes as all ballads do This particular poem has a certain beat to it The words at the end of every even numbered lines rhyme Furthermore all of the words rhyme with
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