One of my favorite poems by far, two childlike lovers romanticizing love during a fateful time.
Here are some notes that I thought were interesting/important/ironic:
- The narrator tells it very much like a story, almost like a haunted fairytale.
- Some rhyming like “love”, “above”/ “chilling,” “killing/ “beams” “dreams”/ “sea” “we” but instead of the end-of-line rhymes many were right in the middle of the sentence.
- “Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” : Basically our narrator is blaming angels for killing her.
- The fairytale opening had suggested they were kids and even mentioning of those who were older than we–of those far wiser than we.
- A lot of repetition
- Meter is mostly iambic pentameter.
- Hyperbole: can ever dissever my soul from the soul of the beautiful Annabel Lee. (LOVE THAT LINE!!)
- I personally think he did a good job of using euphony because when you read it, it feels almost sing-songy.
- A love of love + madness all over it
- Metaphor: Stars are a metaphor for her eyes
- hyperbole: no other thought than to love him.
YEAH it’s pretty random to just analyze a poem, but that’s what I do fellow readers. My life is random, so get used to it and come join the fun!