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Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe
Annabel Lee
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Edgar Allan Poe’s dream poem is as close to music as words can ever come. First published on October 9, 1849 – two days after Poe’s death – this haunting, lyric poem is thought to have been written in memory of Poe’s young wife, Virginia, who died in 1847. Gilles Tibo has set the poem in his... show more
Edgar Allan Poe’s dream poem is as close to music as words can ever come. First published on October 9, 1849 – two days after Poe’s death – this haunting, lyric poem is thought to have been written in memory of Poe’s young wife, Virginia, who died in 1847. Gilles Tibo has set the poem in his native Quebec, where the narrator and his childhood love Annabel Lee discover the beauty of the rugged, wind-swept Gaspé Peninsula. But when Annabel Lee dies and is borne away as mysteriously as she had come, the dream goes on, refreshed each time that the moon beams and the stars shine down upon the great rock of Percé that becomes her sepulcher.
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ISBN: 9780887762307 (0887762301)
Edition language: English
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Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it
Inspired by the creepy season, I have been reading Edgar Allan Poe's biography by Jeffrey Meyers. One of the interesting tidbits that came up was that he married his first cousin, Virginia Clemm, when she was only 13 years old. Virginia was an attractive girl with a well rounded figure and the appe...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
1982I can't objectively say that this is great poetry, but I know that it is a most haunting and memorable poem. And I love me some Poe.***2012 November 5And aafter 30 years, I still love Poe's unusual rhyme scheme, the echo of the lines, and much more so than before, I feel the pain that would insp...
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